Region opens doors and minds about modern manufacturing
On October 4, 2019, Workforce WindsorEssex and WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation joined forces with area school boards and industry to organize the region’s 7th Annual MFG Day – a North American wide initiative aimed at sharing technology and career opportunities in modern manufacturing with high school and elementary students.
This year was our biggest year yet with more than 1000 local students from all four school boards participating. Students toured at least one of 13 manufacturers as part of the daylong initiative designed to address the skilled labor shortage, connect with the future workforce, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and help ensure the ongoing prosperity of the region’s largest industry.
The tours took students around shops and plants throughout the region to experience a day in the life, ask questions, and engage in hands-on activities like creating a 3D scan and welding.
A big thank you to the participating employers, including:
- Active Industrial Solutions
- Anchor Danly
- A.V. Gauge & Fixture Inc.
- Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd.
- LAVAL Tool & Mould Ltd.
- Reko International Group Inc.
- UE Enclosures
- Valiant TMS (4 Locations)
- Windsor Mould Group
We would also like to thank the region’s school boards for participating in Manufacturing Day 2019, including the Greater Essex County District School Board, the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire Viamonde, CSC Providence, and The University of Windsor
OTHER MANUFACTURING DAY EVENTS
Learn about our most recent and past Manufacturing Day events here:
Manufacturing Day 2023
If you are an educator or employer who would like to participate in the upcoming Manufacturing Day, please contact info@WorkforceWindsorEssex.com.