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DAN REFLECTS ON THE SOCIAL MEANING OF MANUFACTURING DAY

Manufacturing Day 2017: Over the last few years, organizations and companies around the country have celebrated Manufacturing Day on October 6. This celebration started out small and has grown substantially. A noteworthy event happening around the same time this year, was the appointment of Montez King as the Executive Director of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). King is an African American who grew up in poverty in West Baltimore. By accident, a little help from caring mentors, and smart choices, King is now a national leader and represents the commitment of the NIMS Board to send the message by example that the growth of our manufacturing sector must be profoundly

I AM MANUFACTURING DAY 2017 WAS A HIT!

Manufacturing Renaissance Hosts Career Day to Connect CPS Students and Manufacturing Careers Chicago Public Schools students at Austin College and Career Academy on the west side and Bowen high school on the south side heard from graduates who have successfully navigated manufacturing career pathways to resist negative temptations and earn middle-class incomes, as well as business and industry experts during the I Am Manufacturing event celebrating National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 6. West Side business and community leaders along with students from ACCA and neighboring west side schools participated in product demonstrations and games to illustrate the various facets of today’s

MONTEZ KING NEW EXEC DIRECTOR AT NIMS

National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has selected Montez King as their new executive director. We are thrilled. There is also a new film of Montez and his story being produced by Edge Factor. He has chosen Austin College and Career Academy and the Manufacturing Connect program to be the audience for the first showing of the film on Friday–Manufacturing Day. We are honored. Check out the release below. Read the Official NIMS media release

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