Manufacturing Month 2022
Randy Wolken, President & CEO

Together, the MACNY and Partners for Education and Business (PEB) team is focused on three goals throughout the year: creating excitement for careers in manufacturing and technology; improving education and skills training; and fostering connections between education, the workforce, and employers.  We believe continued, focused awareness about manufacturing careers and other career pathways are a critical component to maintaining Central New York’s, and all of New York State’s, economic vitality.

In October, we are celebrating Manufacturing Day and Manufacturing Month here in New York State. We will kick off New York State’s Official Manufacturing Month on October 7th with our annual Manufacturing Day event. Throughout the entire month, we will offer opportunities to engage students, teachers, business leaders, career coaches, and community leaders on promising careers in technology and manufacturing. Now is the time to get involved so your company can be highlighted during Manufacturing Month. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

One of the most effective ways to recruit and retain a skilled and ready workforce is early engagement. Our team focuses on bridging the gap between industry and schools by bringing students and teachers into local companies to learn about what is being produced in their own backyard and the numerous opportunities existing right here in Central New York. A career in manufacturing can result in a lifetime of success. High paying, plentiful, engaging, and long-term careers are available in the technology and manufacturing sectors for those who choose to seek them. On October 7th,  Westrock – Solvay Mill, Gear Motions, Knowles Precision Devices, and Schneider Packaging will open up their doors to students and teachers in order to educate and provide awareness of the many benefits of a career path in manufacturing. In my opinion, there is no better way to kick off Manufacturing Month than with this wonderful annual Manufacturing Day event!

I want to thank the many local manufacturing companies who share in our collective vision and are participating not only on October 7th but throughout the year in our efforts to engage local students. If your company is not actively engaged, now is the time to do so.  You can join over 100 companies who intentionally volunteer their time, talent, or resources by clicking here. Without you and your dedicated employees, our mission and everyday efforts would not be possible.

Thank you for helping us build tomorrow’s workforce today!