Here in San Jose, we are extremely proud of our vibrant manufacturing sector which produces everything from craft beer to printed circuit boards.
So, when National Manufacturing Day rolls around every year on the first Friday of October, we spend an entire week celebrating all the incredible design and manufacturing activities taking place in our backyard.
To raise awareness of manufacturing and inspire youth to train for careers in this field, local businesses host events such as tours and career panels.
This year, the selection of events includes tours of Grainger, Jabil Circuit and Vander-Bend Manufacturing, and a discussion of industrial land preservation at SPUR San Jose. To find other Manufacturing Day events, search the national event website.
We welcome participation from local businesses, educators and community organizations. Register your event on the national MFG Day website.
To learn more about hosting an event, email John Lang in the San Jose Office of Economic Development: firstname.lastname@example.org.