Final Florida Manufacturing Day 2017 Data

FLATE, the Florida-based National Science Foundation Regional Center of Excellence, together with its network of statewide industry partners, FloridaMakes, and Hillsborough Manufacturing Alliance worked cohesively to coordinate the 2017 industry tours and events across the state.
As you may remember 2017 Manufacturing Day was impacted by inclement weather, some Florida Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2017 tours originally scheduled for October were postponed to 2018. Additional MFG Day post surveys received by FLATE in January and February 2018 revealed exciting numbers demonstrating, once again, great impact in Florida.  Based on our MFG day/Month statewide industry tours data base, 5,070 students, 120 parents and chaperons, 359 educators across Florida participated in approximate 165 Made in Florida industry tours to 123 high-tech industry sites (including 5 virtual tours. 100% of responses to the surveys stated the tour was a good use of company time and resources. There was an impressive 93% change for girls, who responded the survey, considering a career in advanced manufacturing before and after the tour (n=2,202 Student Surveys Collected Statewide).
A special thank you goes to all our Florida MFG Day partners from around the state. MFG Day is a huge program, and such a successful MFG Day would not have been possible without your contributions of great student tours and events. These tours and events showcased some fabulous Florida industries and manufacturing careers to the next generation of the workforce. For more information on FLATE's statewide strategy for Manufacturing Day/Month and photos of the student tours, please visit www.madeinflorida/manufacturing-day , or contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, Executive Director of FLATE, at