What is Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day has been designed to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy. It is an opportunity for manufacturers to highlight their work and their workers, and to energize a future pipeline of skilled workers.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, Manufacturing Day is also designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. Overall, it represents an opportunity for thousands of people around the country to see for themselves that manufacturing is alive and well in America, and needs skilled employees.

This year, ITAC focuses on The Power of Apprenticeships to highlight how manufacturers across the country are growing and retaining a skilled workforce; and how apprentices can move into solid, middle-class jobs with significant opportunities for advancement.

Who Should Attend?

This event is suited for anyone interested in the rapidly-changing manufacturing industry and looking to learn about apprenticeships:

  • Owners and executives of manufacturing companies located in NYC, regardless of size or industry;

  • Students and aspiring entrepreneurs;

  • Local workforce training providers; and

  • Economic development agencies.

When is it?

Date: Friday October 5 2018
Time: 8:30am – 11:30pm

Location: Boyce Technologies
47-22 Pearson Place
Long Island City, NY 11101

Food/Catering: Breakfast and Refreshments
Limited Space, Please Sign-Up Early!

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Additional Local Events


Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 I 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Brooklyn Army Terminal Annex

Powered by Fuzehub and co-hosted by ITAC, NYCEDC and NYC Innovation Hot Spot, this event is match-maker style, where leaders of manufacturing and product development organizations meet directly with hand-picked business and technology experts in one-on-one consultations. This is not a business mixer or networking event, but instead gives attendees a chance to learn about the expertise and programs offered by resources from around New York State. Click here for more info.

Ferra Designs and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Event

Date: Friday, October 5, 2019 I 9:30AM to 11:00AM
Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard 

Join a guided tour of Ferra Designs, an architectural metalworking company based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Learn about the highly sophisticated design and fabrication projects Ferra has undertaken, and see their process, from traditional handcrafts to high-tech CNC equipment, that produces their amazing work. Advance ticket purchase is required, and space is limited to 15 visitors. For more info, contact info@turnstiletours.com