Educator Resources

Educator Resources

MFG Day is an educational program aimed at introducing students and educators to careers and opportunities in manufacturing. While Manufacturing Day officially starts the first Friday of October, MFG Day events continue all year long. We’re excited to be collaborating with multiple statewide partners to connect schools with local and regional industry to increase student exposure to manufacturing. Through this program, students will learn more about careers in computer science, robotics, logistics, engineering, human resources, graphic design, accounting and more!

We want to show students (and educators) that there is more to manufacturing than what might have been previously imagined. We’re changing the conversation to increase opportunities for engagement and potential support for schools through connecting communities to manufacturing in a meaningful and sustainable way. To do this, we are connecting people and promoting partnerships through classroom speakers, facility tours, career fairs, hands-on family events and more!

Please consider joining us for a Manufacturing Day experience this academic year.

Don’t live in Iowa? We’ve got you covered. Check out details for your state on the interactive MFG Day event map for current events and opportunities. And let us know how we can help you connect!

If you would like to request an event, please just email us at!

What Is Manufacturing?

Modern Manufacturing: A complex and multifaceted industry composed of a highly-skilled and diverse workforce of thinkers, creators and innovators. Learn More…

Skill Sets

  • Operations
  • Management
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • And More!

Educating Students About Manufacturing

Whether you have schedule a MFG Day or not, here are some resources to get your students thinking about the possibilities of manufacturing.

News You Can Use

  • Entrepreneur Seeks To Get Millennials Excited About Manufacturing. Forbes
  • What is Career and Technical Education, Anyway? EducationWeek
  • Manufacturing Ambassador Program Training. ElevateIowa
  • Preparing Students for the World of Work. ProjectTomorrow

We hope you will join us for this exciting new programming opportunity!