October is Manufacturing Month in Rhode Island, and leaders from the sector will be joined by partners and legislators for a unique Manufacturing Day event, RI’s Future in the Making, on October 4. The future-focused program for the day has two sections, one for industry and the second a career exploration event for high schoolers.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
730am to 930am – Manufacturing Month Kick-off for industry leaders
10am to 12pm – MFGDay Career Experience for 8th, 9th and 12th graders
WHERE: Farm Fresh Rhode Island
10 Sims Avenue, Providence, RI
WHAT: “RI’s Future in the Making,” a Manufacturing Day (MFGDay) event that spotlights the importance of manufacturing as an economic driver in Rhode Island and promotes the good-paying, purpose-filled careers available to tomorrow’s workforce.
- Release of the State of RI Manufacturing report, the first comprehensive economic analysis of the sector
- Preview of two new demand-driven initiatives, including the recently-awarded Defense Manufacturing Communities grant that will build strength through cyber resiliency and automation
- Proclamation of October as Rhode Island Manufacturing Month
- Interactive career experience “stations” that encourage students to explore what’s #MadeInRI and learn how those products are made. Students will be able to program a cobot, see demonstrations of jewelry making and food processing, guide high-tech measuring equipment in 3D scanning, and more.
WHO: Event organizers/presenters – Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association
Attendees (industry portion) – manufacturing leaders, partners and service providers; legislators
Attendees (careers portion) – students from area high schools including Coventry Regional Career & Technical, Davies Career & Technical, Bristol Warren Regional Schools, Mount Pleasant High School Pre-Engineering, and The Met School
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Media Contact: Erin Read; 401-440-8350; [email protected]