The STEM Careers Coalition Celebrates Manufacturing Day

The STEM Careers Coalition Celebrates Manufacturing Day

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Members of the STEM Careers Coalition – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – are helping students and educators explore modern manufacturing with no-cost resources designed to celebrate Manufacturing (MFG) Day. With the need to fill 4 million high-tech and high-skill positions in manufacturing over the next several years, MFG Day—which this year is observed on October 1st —helps inspire today’s students to become the creators, doers, and makers leading the manufacturing industry of tomorrow. Discovery Education is a worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.

Created by The Manufacturing Institute – an association partner of the Coalition – MFG Day empowers communities to explore the world of modern manufacturing. In celebration of Manufacturing Day on October 1st, the STEM Careers Coalition offers educators, families, and students an engaging collection of standards-aligned content that supports learning anywhere. Sourced from industry-leading organizations such as Boeing, Sanofi, Stanley Black & Decker, Microsoft, and the Caterpillar Foundation, the no-cost resources include:

Manufacturing-Focused Career Profiles
Explore the profiles of manufacturing professionals using the skills they learned in school to become the kind of problem solvers that make a difference. Make the connection from the classroom to careers and find out how all students can make it in manufacturing.

Hands-On Student Activities
From innovating food packaging to discovering the tenets of precision design to exploring water sustainability, at-home, hands-on learning activities help students take STEM skills from theory to practice.

Classroom Activities
Access the no-cost, standards-aligned classroom activities to support future career success for all students. Each activity features important STEM skills and a step-by-step guide for implementing activities into your classroom.

Learn more about the manufacturing resources and discover even more content at

“In my classroom, STEM is playing an ever-more important role in the future success of the students. Having on hand easy-to-use and fun resources focused on STEM careers, like those in manufacturing, helps students feel empowered by their potential,” said Mark Case, a science teacher at Southern Guilford High School of Guilford County Schools in North Carolina.

“Connecting students to success means meeting them where they are – there is incredible untapped potential all over the country that just needs a bit of nurturing to flourish. STEM can be the tool to do so,” said Marla Wilson, Executive Director of the STEM Careers Coalition. “Alongside our partners, we are proud to again present high-quality and standards-aligned no-cost resources focused on the wide-world of manufacturing to educators, students, and families.”

Learn more about STEM Careers Coalition and find out how your organization can support the work of the STEM Careers Coalition. All resources are available at no-cost at, and through Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform on the STEM Careers channel.

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