MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn't.
Find an MFG Day event | Scholarships

Visit manufacturers on Oct. 2, 2015 and learn:

  • What modern manufacturing facilities are really like these days
  • What the companies located in your community make and who they sell to
  • What kinds of jobs are available in manufacturing
  • What skills and education are needed to qualify for today's manufacturing jobs

MFG Day Smartforce Rally Fighter Tour Stops

Stop by one of the following MFG Day Community Open House events to see the AMT Smartforce Rally Fighter:

Ivy Tech, Richmond, IN
October 1, 2015

Noble Tool Oerlikon, Dayton, OH
October 2, 2015

AMT Rally Fighter - Smartforce

The U.S. Manufacturing industry is one of the most exciting, innovative and vibrant places for graduates in
Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Technology programs to begin and build a career. The industry is growing and employers are seeking bright, talented young people who are studying STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math).

Study hard, participate in “real-world” experience through an internship program with a manufacturing company
in 3D printing (additive manufacturing), aerospace, automotive, bio-medical, personal communications device
technology, energy, and more, then earn your degree.
Learn more today!

AMT is working to shape policy and the national conversation about the new innovations in technology and the impact of those changes on young people with respect to the education that you will need now and in the future to stay ahead. Read about AMT’s vision on behalf of the U.S. and our member companies in the Manufacturing Mandate for Smartforce Development.
STEM Careers Infographic
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We encourage parents and students to consider all of the educational opportunities available to them. As baby boomers retire, U.S. manufacturing will need more engineers of all types in manufacturing, design, bio-medical, aerospace, etc. In addition, we need to replace the baby boomers who are retiring as computer numerical control (CNC) machinists, computer-aided designers (CAD), quality control and production technicians.
Engineering degrees require a Bachelor’s Degree from an Engineering School. Manufacturing production careers require an Associate Degree. Students can find terrific advanced manufacturing technology degree programs at many community colleges. AMT works locally with The National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) member schools which can be found in most major cities, and can set up an internship with a local manufacturing company.
Through our education partnerships with NCATC schools and other four-year engineering colleges and universities around the country, we are working to funnel the best candidates to U.S. manufacturing through MTCareers to connect students to internships while they are still in school and to jobs with employers when they are at or near graduation.

Where should I begin?
Become part of U.S. manufacturing's Smartforce
Greg Jones
Vice President, Smartforce Development
Phone: 703-827-5203

Download Rally Fighter Photos:
Smartforce Rally Fighter Collage (PDF 2.6 MB)
Smartforce Rally Fighter #1 (JPG 2.5 MB)
Smartforce Rally Fighter #2 (JPG 1.6 MB)
Smartforce Rally Fighter #3 (JPG 2.2 MB)