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Toolkit for Manufacturing Careers Advancement

Resources for Recruitment & Training

MFG Day hosted by the Manufacturing Institute



The manufacturing sector continues to face a labor shortage. Experienced workers are beginning to retire, while companies struggle to find young workers to fill those roles. The NGA supports the initiative of Manufacturing Day, created by The Manufacturing Institute, to change the perceptions of the manufacturing industry to recruit the next generation of workers. 

Read Our MFG Day Press Release

NGA Resources

Blog: Speak to the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Tips for manufacturers to most effectively communicate with young people by presenting manufacturing as a sustainable, exciting and rewarding career path.

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Blog: 6 Reasons to Love Architectural Glass

An effective method of attracting the next generation is demonstrating how an industry’s products improve the world. For our industry, the messaging is easy.

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Manufacturing Institute Resources

kids listening to a tour guide in a manufacturing plant

Host Your Own Event

Are you interested in hosting an MFG Day event or want to find out more about MFG Day planning resources? The Manufacturing Institute offers an informative webinar about these free resources to prepare you for MFG Day 2021 and beyond.

Engage on Social

The Manufacturing Institute provides an MFG Day marketing toolkit, including graphics, social posts, logos and more, to get involved and spread the word about manufacturing careers. 

Next Steps: Onboarding & Training

After recruiting new workers into the industry, check out our New Hires Toolkit for help onboarding and training. Find the necessary forms and checklists, insights into successful onboarding, and intro training courses.

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