Today—Friday, October 7th—is Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and is hosted by MGF Day, a collaboration between four organizations:
Events in Louisiana
Businesses and organizations across the country host a variety of events that celebrate manufacturing and educate their communities about manufacturing. These include information sessions to local high school students and factory tours. MFG Day compiles the events on its website, including a full listing of Manufacturing Day events in Louisiana happening throughout the month of October.
Louisiana Economic Development is celebrating Manufacturing Week (why not celebrate all week?) with the launch of a new website, "Dream it. Do it, Louisiana." The new site positions manufacturing as a first-choice career option for students and promotes the industry as a driver of the state's economy. It educates readers about current and future opportunities in the industry, anticipated industry growth, and manufacturing career paths. The site also encourages the C4 Certification Program—a certificate training program—as a way for those entering the industry to gain the skills necessary to thrive in manufacturing.
LCIA Celebrates Manufacturing Day
With a number of LCI policyholders in manufacturing, LCIA tips our hat to the businesses in the manufacturing industry. We were joined for our weekly webcast, Tune In, by Curt Eysink of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEPOL). While much of Manufacturing Day’s focus is on attracting individuals into the industry, LCIA welcomed LCTCS and MEPOL to Tune In to ensure that Louisiana businesses are connecting with these skilled workers.
During the discussion, Mr. Eysink discussed resources available to Louisiana manufacturers, how they find employees, and how the LCTCS and MEPOL continue to serve the manufacturing industry. Click the video below to listen to our interview with Mr. Eysink:
On this Manufacturing Day 2016, LCIA commends the industry as a job creator and as a driver of our economy. Happy Manufacturing Day, Louisiana!