MEDIA ADVISORY

DETROIT MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING DAY, OCT. 7

Hundreds of Middle and High School Students Visit Facility to Explore Manufacturing Careers

WHAT:

During its annual Manufacturing Day celebration, Detroit Manufacturing Systems will treat middle and high school groups, educators and parents to facility tours, production demonstrations, career talks, lunch and random prize drawings for two 32” LED Smart TVs, build-your-own-robot kits and gift cards. New this year, DMS will unveil its Mfg Day Quiz Show, selecting students from the audience to answer questions about manufacturing for prizes, while teaching them about the manufacturing sector and its rewarding careers for America’s future workforce.

WHEN:

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Media Check-In: 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Detroit Manufacturing Systems

12701 Southfield Road, Building A1, Detroit, MI 48223

Enter Campus on Artesian Street, two blocks south of Schoolcraft

VISUALS

• Middle and high school students participate in quiz show

• Middle and high schools students take tours

WHY:

Established in 2012 and held annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day aims to bring attention to the increasing demand for skilled manufacturing professionals who can design, program and operate technology. By 2025, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will become available across the U.S., but 2 million may be left unfilled if the skilled labor shortage goes unchecked. In Michigan, roughly 17,000 manufacturing jobs are currently awaiting applicants. Manufacturing Day helps build awareness of modern manufacturing, its rewarding careers and its role as an economic driver, among young people and the larger community. Each year, thousands of U.S. manufacturers host a variety of events designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and career paths.

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