Interactive movement to create awareness of career opportunities, dispel industry myths
(DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 30, 2014) – SME, an organization dedicated to supporting manufacturing through training, events, media and membership, today announced #MFGis, an awareness campaign to help students, educators, professionals and companies tell their stories of “what manufacturing is” through storytelling, social media and multimedia.
The #MFGis campaign allows individuals and organizations to share compelling stories of how manufacturing has impacted their lives; or what manufacturing means to them. SME welcomes submissions about career and education experiences, family and company stories, and new technologies in manufacturing.
“Manufacturing is high-tech, innovative and an amazing career opportunity,” said Wayne Frost, chief executive officer of SME. “Those of us who have been part of the industry know that, and through #MFGis, SME has created a new forum to tell manufacturing stories, dispel stereotypes and create awareness of the lucrative careers that are available.”
#MFGis has launched with the theme “#MFGis generational” and features Rodney Grover, an SME Education Foundation staff member who has been involved in the manufacturing industry since the age of 12. Through #MFGis, Grover, a third-generation manufacturing professional, told how his grandfather and father inspired him to pursue a career in manufacturing, and how he hopes to have passed that passion and inspiration onto his two children.
“I hope my story — and that of my family — can help demonstrate the importance of our industry to the next generation, and show the many opportunities a career in manufacturing can lead to,” said Grover. “Manufacturing, to me, is about generations. So much of manufacturing production is taking place in small shops, just like the one I grew up in.”
View Rodney Grover’s story.
Each quarter, SME will announce new themes or topics for story submissions and is rolling out this campaign with the following:
- #MFGis … educational.
- #MFGis … fun.
- #MFGis … generational.
More information and criteria for submission can be found at sme.org/mfgis.
SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to advancing manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for the industry. Follow @sme_mfg on Twitter or facebook.com/smemfg.
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