For Immediate Release
For More Information Contact:
Wylie EDC at 972-442-7901
Wylie, Texas – Date – September 27, 2023. In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2023, The Wylie Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), along with its educator and community partners, is proud to announce a month-long program of activities that bring together our educational institutions as they work together to prepare Wylie students for the workforce of the future.
At last night's City Council meeting, Wylie Mayor, Matthew Porter, issued a Proclamation proclaiming October 6th, 2023, as Manufacturing Day in Wylie, Texas. He also recognized the statewide Proclamation issued by Governor Abbott declaring October 6th as Manufacturing Day for the State of Texas. Educators, community partners, city staff, and local industry were on hand for the reading of the Proclamation.
This Proclamation launches a series of student and community tours, activities and events focused on raising awareness for the importance of manufacturing in Wylie, Texas. Industry tours for students involved in complementary CTE Programs in Wylie ISD will begin on October 5th on Hensley and Martinez Lane with Avanti Windows & Doors, Barco Pump, CNC Innovations, SAF Holland USA, Sanden International USA, Savage Precision Fabrication and Tower Extrusion.
Returning in an expanded form this year are Community Tours hosted by Barco Pump on Hensley Lane, Savage Precision Fabrication on Martinez Lane, and Sanden International on Sanden Blvd. Manufacturers will open their facilities to the public and provide tours and workforce program information. Food trucks will be on hand to serve citizen tour participants during the event. You must be registered to attend. To register scan the QR code below or visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4r2ktds and sign up for a tour time or scan the QR Code below:
Additional Industry tours will be conducted throughout the month focusing on compounding pharmacies, dental device manufacturers, culinary arts businesses, construction, and architecture disciplines.
Every year, Wylie celebrates Manufacturing Day activities throughout the month of October. In 2023, more than 100 students representing 9 technical education disciplines will participate in industry tours featuring local manufacturers.
According to the Manufacturing Institute, manufacturers in the United States will face an unprecedented demand for workforce with an estimated 4 million jobs needing to be filled by 2030. Technical and automation related skills are quickly becoming critical skills for today’s manufacturing processes.
“In response to the growing demand for highly skilled professionals who can program, design, and operate advanced technology, we have worked to bring together key educators and businesses to address the issue,” stated Jason Greiner, Executive Director of Wylie EDC. “In addition, Texas Workforce Solutions and Collin College are actively working with employers to involve them in the education process through internships, apprenticeships and other workforce training programs to ensure the best workforce opportunities for Wylie students” he added.
MFG Day is an initiative of The Manufacturing Institute, with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association as a founding partner. The Institute grows and supports the manufacturing industry’s skilled workers for the advancement of modern manufacturing. The Institute’s diverse initiatives support women, veterans, students and workers through skills training programs, community building and supporting the advancement of their career in manufacturing. As the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Institute is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with resources necessary to solve the industry’s toughest challenges.
Creators Wanted is the manufacturing industry’s largest campaign to build the workforce of tomorrow. The campaign is a joint effort of the National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute, the 501(c)(3) workforce development and education partner of the NAM.
The Wylie Economic Development Corporation (Wylie EDC) is funded through a citywide half-cent sales tax that is funded by over 240,000 local area residents. The WEDC facilitates corporate relocations, local expansions of existing businesses, retail/commercial development and revitalization projects. The Wylie EDC facilitates the creation of new jobs and generates additional tax revenue for the benefit of the community.
For more information, visit www.WylieEDC.com.