Mark your calendars — Manufacturing Day is coming up on October 7. Celebrated annually on the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day provides a time to review the past year’s successes while looking toward future goals, educating the public about exciting new projects, advances in the world of manufacturing, and most importantly, inspiring the next generation of manufacturers.
How You Can Get Involved
Across the country, various companies and organizations will be celebrating this day with educational forums and talks, factory tours, career fairs, virtual seminars, and young-people’s events. This is a great chance for the public to learn more about the innovations happening in manufacturing and get a better idea of how the industry is progressing, the challenges it faces, and the advances being made toward increased diversity within the field.
Many events will be focused on the importance of STEM education — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — and how to inspire and motivate children to get involved in the exciting world of manufacturing.
STEM Education: Why We Need It
An applied STEM education plays a vital part in ensuring that today’s youth are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in our constantly evolving world.
The next generation will be facing a unique set of challenges, including dealing with global warming, caring for an increasingly older population, and developing clean energy methods. In all of these fields, not to mention the everyday tasks we all face — managing our personal finances, for instance — a solid STEM education is paramount.
Some of the fastest-growing occupations, too, involve STEM, such as biophysics, skin care, personal and home care aid, and data communication analysis, to name a few. In order for the next generation — and our society in general — to stay ahead of the curve in manufacturing, all young people must receive an integrated, hands-on STEM education that captures their imagination and drives them to succeed.
Every day, we at Southwest Process Controls are reminded of how lucky we are to be a part of the dynamic, exciting manufacturing community, and we hope everyone has an educational, inspiring Manufacturing Day.
As a leading supplier of high-quality fluid system control products since 2002, we’re truly committed to quality and innovation and look forward to welcoming the next generation of manufacturing professionals to our team. We invite you to learn more about our offerings on our website.
Coming Up Next
Don’t forget that the Permian Basin International Oil Show is October 18th-20th, 2016. The non-profit convention, held every other year, will be in all seven buildings of the Ector Count Coliseum Complex, with outdoor space being used too! Come stop by booths D-62 and D-63 in building D, as we will be bringing our Hy-Lok offerings to the conference.