Central VA Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) together with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and Richard Bland College of William and Mary (RBC) will host a MFG Day Friday October 7th as part of a national effort to showcase the reality of modern manufacturing careers and connect with America’s future workforce – students.
RBC will open its doors for to students, parents, local industries, and community members to experience first-hand the high-tech and innovative work environments that await those who pursue careers in modern manufacturing.
WHEN: Friday, October 7th, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opening remarks and introduction to Central Virginia FAME
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Manufacturing Careers: with speakers from Industry role models and mentors
12:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Education Networking (with Industries, Universities, and 2 year degrees)
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hands-on Robotics & Automation Demos
11301 Johnson Road
Petersburg, VA 23805
WHO: Students from local industry, Prince George, Dinwiddie, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Colonial Heights High Schools; Chesterfield Technical Center, and more high schools; Richard Blank College of William & Mary; Southside Virginia Community College; Brightpoint Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and Virginia State University, parents and counselors.
WHY: There is an increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the manufacturing sector who can design, program and operate technology. Over the next decade, manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs. Organized by The Manufacturing Institute—the education and workforce partner of the National Association of Manufacturers—MFG Day is designed to introduce young people and others in the community to the thriving manufacturing industry to change perceptions of manufacturing and highlight the high-tech and innovative companies that are solving tomorrow’s challenges today.
For more information, please contact Thomas Midgette