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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.”

NH Manufacturing Month Kickoff at Filtrene Manufacturing on 10/2/2020

18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit a Virtual Success

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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

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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The 18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit a Virtual Success

On Thursday, October 29th, the 18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit was successfully conducted online with over 200 participants in attendance, (mostly small to medium-sized manufacturers) making it one of the largest manufacturing events to be held virtually since COVID-19 began. Mike Mastergeorge, Vice President of Brazonics Inc. kicked off the summit thanking the teams at NH MEP, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, and the NH Business and Industry Association. He thanked People’s United Bank and BAE Systems as the major sponsors and acknowledged the other sponsors as well. He introduced Taylor Caswell, Commissioner of NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, who made opening remarks and introduced Governor Chris Sununu. The governor acknowledged progress made in manufacturing and other sectors and encouraged manufacturing innovation in the state as the sector recovers.

Progressive Manufacturing & SÓLAS Expand with Purchase and Move to Newport, NH

Newport, NH – After years of continuous growth, Progressive Manufacturing, Inc. announces the purchase of a manufacturing facility located in Newport, New Hampshire. With significant improvements over the past few months, the renovated facility, offices, and warehouse are now home to Progressive Manufacturing and its fireplace brand, SÓLAS Contemporary Fire. Both businesses are fully operational at the new headquarters as of October 26, 2020.

With over 40,000+ square feet, the new facility has doubled Progressive Manufacturing’s space. The move provides a unique opportunity to create a modern manufacturing workplace, streamline production, and create a new showroom for the SÓLAS brand of fireplace products.

NH Housing Relief Offers Funding for Residents Struggling with Rent or Mortgage Due to COVID-19

The Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery (GOFERR) has announced the New Hampshire Housing Relief Program, an initiative designed to keep people from losing their housing and to secure or maintain permanent housing.

There is a concern about the current moratorium on evictions. Many people who could access these funds are not doing so since they cannot be evicted at this time. The issue is that the safeguard from eviction and these funds are currently scheduled to end on the same day (December 30, 2020).

Students Learn about Safran’s Manufacturing Capabilities During New Hampshire Manufacturing Month

Rochester, NH – The aerospace activities of Safran Aerospace Composites in Rochester, New Hampshire, were spotlighted during the 7th annual New Hampshire Manufacturing Month. In a virtual presentation on October 2, Human Resources Manager Sean Hoeing provided an overview of the company’s activities and career opportunities. At Rochester, Safran Aerospace Composites partners with Albany International to produce jet engine components.

This annual month-long celebration of manufacturing is organized by New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NHMEP) in collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the Business and Industry Association, the Council, the New Hampshire Department of Education, and many other partners.

NIST Promoting Several Prize Challenges to Solve Industry Needs

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR) is offering six prize challenges through its Open Innovation program to innovators, manufacturers, students and companies across industry. PSCR Open Innovation focuses on outcomes and results, not on specific requirements. The problem solvers (aka Challenge participants) determine the “how” and the “solution” by using their creativity to reach the desired goal. Participants may advance their research concept, commercial their products, or enhance their business products all while improving safety and efficiency for America’s First Responders.

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