Talent recruitment and development is the #1 concern for Missouri manufacturers — but there are ways to address this through early awareness and career pathway development for students. Each year the Missouri Chamber Manufacturing Alliance, in partnership with Missouri Enterprise, and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) leads Missouri’s statewide MFG Day open door events and invites students to learn more about the amazing career potential that exists across the manufacturing industry. More than 7,000 students and 290 educators took part in our statewide virtual event.
We met the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic once again by bringing today’s modern manufacturing world right to students’ classrooms and homes virtually on October 1. This full-day, live-streamed event showcased manufacturers across the state while Zooming in students from around Missouri. Additionally, we worked in partnership with our local chambers to provide technical support, guidance and student materials to manufacturers that host in-person events around the state. Additional resources can be found at Creators Wanted.
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