America Makes to Offer Area Students Interactive Experience on Manufacturing Day

September 30, 2022 | Categories: America Makes News

October 7 event will engage students while promoting growth of manufacturing workforce

Youngstown, OH – America Makes, in partnership with the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition (MVMC), will host an interactive educational event on Friday, October 7, 2022, in recognition of Manufacturing Day. School-aged students from select districts and their parents will participate in combined engagement activities at the America Makes facility, located at 236 West Boardman Street in Youngstown. This event features action-packed, hands-on experiences in becoming acquainted with local partners and pathways, ecosystems and resources, and leveraging additive manufacturing as a gateway into advanced manufacturing careers and opportunities.

America Makes is dedicated to building awareness and inspiration in learners of all ages. The Institute offers a “K through Grey” approach that engages the national advanced manufacturing and STEM talent pipeline, ranging from school programs to defense training. Manufacturing Day is a further engagement within our local Youngstown community, as well as the nation, to present an opportunity to inspire future careers in the modern manufacturing industry.

The Institute will welcome high schoolers from local districts for an immersive experience, introducing them to manufacturers and completing team-based activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

An open house will be held from 3-6 p.m. where parents, students, and community members are invited to visit the America Makes facility to engage in activities that bring awareness to the possibilities in manufacturing. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event. Pre-registration for the open house is not required. Registration will be available at the door. The first 50 students to register will be given a STEM Activity Package. Register Here

America Makes
America Makes is the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education. America Makes members from industry, academia, government, workforce and economic development organizations, work together to accelerate the adoption of AM and the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in 2012 as the Department of Defense’s national manufacturing innovation institute for AM and first of the Manufacturing USA network, America Makes is based in Youngstown, Ohio, and managed by the not-for-profit National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). Visit to learn more.
MVMC today includes more than 50 local manufacturers who are collaborating with our education and workforce partners to find solutions to grow the Mahoning Valley economy. MVMC’s education partners include Choffin Career and Technical Center, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana County career centers, Eastern Gateway Community College, Youngstown State University, and Kent State University Trumbull Campus. Visit to learn more.

Dawn Marzano
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Jacob Ruffo
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