Department of Defense – ProjectMFG

SHAPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

The goal of the Project MFG contest is to promote the value of careers in manufacturing trades and accelerate new entrants into the workforce.

A skilled engineering and shop floor workforce is necessary for competing in today’s global markets. Trained trade skill talent has not kept pace with the current resurgence of U.S. manufacturing and its evolving needs. Manufacturing jobs today require people to work collaboratively across the manufacturing floor. This places significant pressure on supply chains competing for scarce manufacturing workforce resources.

Project MFG promotes the value of a career in the manufacturing trades and accelerates new entrants into the workforce.

It elevates the prestige of these careers. And it aligns industry & defense requirements, educational programs, and commercial capabilities & capacities through private-public partnerships.

To do this, Project MFG has developed the Next Generation Manufacturing Challenge Series.The Challenge Series brings skills competitions to cities across the country.These competitions showcase necessary skills, problem-solving abilities, and technological aptitudes necessary for the success of our next-generation of engineers, machinists, welders, programmers, mechanics, and fabricators.The 2019 Challenge Series will culminate in a national competition at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, September 2020.

The Challenge Series brings skills competitions to cities across the country.

These competitions showcase necessary skills, problem-solving abilities, and technological aptitudes necessary for the success of our next-generation of engineers, machinists, welders, programmers, mechanics, and fabricators.

The 2019 Challenge Series will culminate in a national competition at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, September 2020.

Project MFG™ rolled into three cities last Spring and put America’s next great generation on the big stage. And they delivered.

Backed by the biggest names in manufacturing, student teams took on a skills challenge to demonstrate their abilities to collaborate, create, and come together to accomplish a difficult task. All under the lights of an energetic, competitive environment.

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