Manufacturing Day 2023 Recap
The Mesquite Regional Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Partnership hosted it's fourth annual Manufacturing Day for the manufacturing and Mesquite ISD career and technical education communities on Wednesday, October 4.
Manufacturing Day, a program of the National Association of Manufacturers, showcases and celebrates modern manufacturing careers and provides inspirational experiences to America’s manufacturing leaders and students. Over the next decade, 4 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the U.S. BRE’s Manufacturing Day aims to do their part to lessen this workforce gap in the Mesquite area.
This year’s event consisted of a job fair from 9:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. at Vanguard High School and plant tours from 12:30p.m. to 1:30p.m. The job fair saw approximately 400 students and included industrial companies and support organizations such as Rainstamp, Westlake, Canadian Solar, Plastipak, FedEx Ground, CarrollCLEAN, Dallas College, the University of Texas at Dallas, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, the Dallas County Manufacturers Association, the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) Dallas Chapter, and Columbia College.
On Tuesday, October 3, Dallas County Commissioners Court approved a resolution highlighting the contributions of Mesquite and Garland for their economic development efforts to expand manufacturing business and prepare and develop the emerging manufacturing workforce. View the LinkedIn post about it here.
Manufacturing Day was presented by the Mesquite Regional BRE Partnership, which consists of the City of Mesquite, Mesquite ISD, Dallas College, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, Forney ISD and the University of Texas at Dallas.