For Immediate Release
For More Information Contact:
Wylie EDC at 972-442-7901
Wylie, Texas – Date – September 27, 2022. In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2022, 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.
Tonight, Wylie Mayor, Matthew Porter, issued a Proclamation proclaiming October 7th, 2022, as Manufacturing Day in Wylie, Texas. He also recognized the statewide Proclamation issued by Governor Abbott declaring October 7th as Manufacturing Day for the State of Texas. Educators, community partners, city staff, and local industry were on hand in Council Chambers for the reading of the Proclamation.
This Proclamation launches a month-long series of tours, activities and events focused on raising awareness for the importance of manufacturing in Wylie. Industry tours will begin on October 7th on Hensley and Martinez Lane with Avanti, Barco Pump & North Texas Municipal Water District, Lone Star Circuits, Tower Extrusion, SAF Holland, Savage Precision and CNC Innovations.
New this year is a Community Event hosted by Sanden International. Facility tours, workforce program information, food trucks and more will be available to citizens during the event. You must be registered to attend. To register scan the QR code below or visit: https://waitwhile.com/welcome/sandentour-mfgday22 and sign up for a tour time:
Additional Industry tours will be conducted on 10/17 at Raytheon, 10/19 at Helm Dental Laboratories, SandsRX, & Quality Care Pharmacy, 10/21 at ABC Productions, LaserWraps, & SignSmith of Texas, and 10/26 with the City of Wylie in partnership with local developers.
Every year, Wylie celebrates Manufacturing Day activities throughout the month of October. In 2022, nearly 400 students representing 9 technical education disciplines will participate in 6 full days of industry tours featuring 20 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 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 230,000 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.