Did you know that October 5th is Manufacturing Day across the U.S. and Canada?
The day was first celebrated in the U.S. to raise the profile of manufacturing and to share information with youth about the many opportunities in the sector.
Although Hamilton's economy is increasingly diversifying, and some are proclaiming that "art is the new steel" the manufacturing sector in Hamilton is stabilizing and showing increased opportunities for employment.
Manufacturing decreased in Hamilton between 2006 - 2016, but from 2011- 2016 employment increased by 2,610 people. From entry-level positions, such as process control and machine operators to higher skilled jobs manufacturing is alive and well in Hamilton.
Workforce Planning Hamilton is celebrating Manufacturing Month with an event geared to high school students called "Meet your Manufacturing Mentor."
The event takes place on Tuesday, October 23rd with keynote speaker Jeremy Bout of Edge Factor. Students will meet a variety of mentors from local companies during speed mentoring and learn first hand about their career path, their present job, and what it is really like to work in manufacturing.
Thanks to our partners ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Carmeuse, Felton Brushes, ACS Valves, Fruitland Manufacturing, Canada Bread and John Crane.