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NH Manufacturing Month – October 2020

An entire month of celebrating manufacturing in New Hampshire!
For the last 7 years New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership with help from the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the Community College System of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Education and many other partners organized NH Manufacturing Month. NHMEP hopes to encourage students into building their career with local manufacturers, keeping them in state after graduation.
What is it all about? 
In previous years, throughout the month of October, high school and middle school students went on field trips to visit local manufacturers. During those trips, manufacturers had the opportunity to show students how cool manufacturing is and inform them of all the in demand careers their field has to offer.
This year, our plan is to engage students in virtual visits to manufacturers.
How will it work this year?
The goal is to build digital content to bring the in person event into a screen format. Our suggestion is a power point presentation geared towards high school students to increase awareness of career pathways that your manufacturing organization offers. Some suggestions for the power point presentations are:
  • Welcome message
  • Use of prerecorded segments such as videos, photos, employees interviews, etc
  • Overview of the company website including how to look for open positons.
  • Career and internship opportunities
These are some ideas of how to develop points of interaction and engagement. The sky is the limit so feel free to use your own method to showcase your products and services.
We will allocate about one hour for each session and this will include Q&A from the attendees. The platform for these meetings will be Zoom. The event will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-11am and 1pm-2pm starting on October 1st.
Manufacturing Month is capped each year by the Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit, which will be virtual in 2020 and feature expert speakers, panelists and interactive workshops.
To participate, email Training Coordinator Jill Duddy – jilliand@nhmep.org
2019 Stats and Highlights
During Manufacturing Month in October 2019, NHMEP successfully facilitated 43 high school student tours of 45 manufacturers throughout the state to create awareness and interest in the various products that are made in NH, along with new technologies and career pathways.
Sixty-three students gave positive feedback on tour experiences of manufacturing companies in their region. 77% of students were either not aware or only somewhat aware of advanced manufacturing prior to their field trip, a 13% decrease from 2018. As a result of their tours, 85% would consider or highly consider a career in manufacturing, an 18% increase from last year.
“Just like any job, it’s really important for students to be able to see real-world applications of what they learn in school and what the job possibilities and job opportunities are,” said Spaulding High School senior Ricky Heath who toured RP Abrasives in Spaulding, among other local manufacturing facilities. “So it’s really nice to be able to have the connections to go out and experience what the real working world is like. It’s something you can’t really learn in school, you can’t really learn off a YouTube video.”

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As a result of their manufacturing tours, students would:

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Highly Consider a Career in Manufacturing

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Consider a Career in Manufacturing

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Not Consider a Career in Manufacturing

Manufacturers

Interested in participating in a career fair or presenting your company’s capabilities and internships/job opportunities to students?

Education

Are you an educational institution that would like to have manufacturers present at your facility? Or schedule a student tour with a manufacturer? 

To find out how your manufacturing company or educational institution can get involved with Manufacturing Month, contact NHMEP today.

Jill Duddy | 603.226.3200 | jilliand@nhmep.org

22 October
Friday

19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing & High Technology Summit

Virtual

This year’s online annual summit will kick off with welcoming remarks from New Hampshire state officials and feature keynote speaker David C. Stieren, Division Chief, Extension Services, NIST MEP on “Manufacturer and Supply Chain Resilience”. Also experience 4 new workshops on the most current topics in Manufacturing including Hiring and Retention, Cybersecurity, Lean Manufacturing, and Staying Safe and Open
04 November
Manchester
Thursday

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Best Western, 13500 S Willow Street, Manchester, NH

This course teaches the fundamental requirements to conduct Internal Audits in accordance with ISO 9001:2015. Each clause of the standard is explored–learning what it means, how to apply it to the “real world”, and how to audit it. Role-playing audit scenarios help develop a hands-on understanding that will facilitate the implementation of a solid Internal Audit Program.
10 December
Manchester
Friday

Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Best Western, 13500 S Willow Street, Manchester, NH

This webinar provides an introduction to the newest interpretations of the principles of Lean Manufacturing, along with the methodology to implement those notions into a modern manufacturing or service environment. Covered topics include, elimination of waste, improved material flow, 5S workplace organization, cellular flow, value stream mapping, the benefits of teamwork, assuring quality at the source, inspection and mistake-proofing at the source and the impact of vendor-related activities in an integrated supply chain.

About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

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