WWCC partners with Southwest Wyoming Manufacturing Partnership to deliver premier MFG Day event


A welder works on a project in full protective gear. Photo submitted by Western Wyoming Community College.

Wyo4news Staff, [email protected] [PRESS RELEASE]

ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING— Western Wyoming Community College (Western) in conjunction with the Southwestern Wyoming Manufacturing Partnership announces its first day of manufacture (MFG Day) at Western. The event will take place at the main campus of Western Rock Springs in the Atrium on Friday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is part of the workforce development initiative to raise awareness of careers in manufacturing and related fields.


As part of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of manufacturers who wish to showcase the diversity of manufacturing, its innovation and range of careers such as welding, operations, technologies information technology (IT), industrial maintenance, instrumentation, engineering, cybersecurity, human resources, and research and design (R&D) to name a few. We want this event to introduce individuals, and the community, to the manufacturing industry and what education is involved in these career paths.

The manufacturing institute flagship initiative, MFG Day, showcases the many and diverse careers in modern manufacturing and closes the skills gap, which could leave more than 4 million American jobs unfilled by 2030 due to ideas outdated misconceptions surrounding the industry and the lack of highly skilled workers to fill these jobs.

MFG Day encourages businesses and educational institutions nationwide to host events where students, parents, teachers and community leaders can learn about the exciting field of modern manufacturing. These events, which range from virtual and secure in-person factory tours to panels featuring the world’s top CEOs, help the nation’s next generation of talent better understand the high-paying career opportunities modern manufacturing offers. as well as what a modern manufacturing career looks like, including:


  • The chance to work in a wide range of supply-making companies, from small local businesses to global Fortune 500 companies, in exciting industries from mining to pharmaceuticals;
  • Earn $88,406 per year on average, including salary and benefits;
  • Work in an industry that employs over 12.13 million workers across the country;
  • Hands-on experience with the most innovative technology, including 3D printing, drones and virtual reality;
  • The opportunity to work on real, tangible products that improve people’s lives, from vital medical equipment to food products; and
  • Career growth that begins at the entry level but allows for additional training and promotion opportunities.

“As we look forward to celebrating MFG Day here in Southwest Wyoming and across the country, it reminds us of the important role modern manufacturing plays in each of our lives. From the gasoline we use in our vehicles, from the clothes we wear to the food we eat, modern manufacturing is at the heart of our country,” said Amy Murphy, Dean of Outreach and Workforce Development. work. “This year’s MFG Day is a unique and powerful opportunity to raise awareness of the well-paying, rewarding and meaningful career opportunities in our industry and to open minds to what is possible with a career in modern manufacturing.

To learn more about the event, contact the Dean of Outreach and Workforce Development, Amy Murphy at 307-382-1616 or email [email protected].

References – On the Net: Creators Wanted: About MFG Day: https://creatorswanted.org/mfgday/



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