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Promote your MFG Day Event! 10.06.17


Manufacturing Day

It's Time to Start Promoting Your
MFG Day Event!

The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) is a proud supporter of MFG Day!

MFG Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers through events scheduled across the Commonwealth. Many of our members are opening their doors to redefine the public image of manufacturing and connect with a future generation. MFG Day also allows all manufacturers to have an amplified voice around common concerns such as the future shortage of a skilled workforce and ongoing prosperity of the industry.

While October 6 is the target date for MFG Day, a MFG Day event can happen on any day. If the first Friday in October doesn't work for you, pick another day that does!

If you're planning on hosting an event on or around that date, not only should you register your event, you should also start thinking about how to promote it.

Once you've registered your event online, promote it by taking advantage of the resources available on the MFG Day Host Dashboard where you'll find links to the following resources:
Host Media Guide
Event Promotion Kit
Social Media Playbook
Web Banners and Infographic
Posters & Signage
There are only a few days to go until October 6 so start promoting your MFG Day event NOW!

VMA | 804.643.7489 | thefuture@vamanufacturers.com 

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October 4-6: Dream It. Do It. Virginia Advanced Technology Academy- SVAM, Abingdon, Virginia


Dream It. Do it. Virginia Advanced Technology Academies and Camps introduce participants to the manufacturing design process in a fun and interactive format. The academies and camps are an innovative way to educate students, parents and teachers about manufacturing careers. A variety of activities structure each day, including tours, lectures, and manufacturing demonstrations. Additionally, a competitive manufacturing assignment is built into the academy or camp, where students are divided into teams and given time to collaborate and work on their assignment with the knowledge and expertise of industry engineers from multiple disciplines.
Academies are designed for adults and/or students who meet certain eligibility requirements
Camps are designed for students who are still in high school

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