The Alabama Community College System knows that manufacturing is the backbone of our nation’s economy and is a wealth creating industry.
You know we are facing workforce shortages. ACCS is making every effort to help close that gap but ACCS cannot make these initiatives work by themselves. Get involved with your community, your local Community Colleges, your local high schools, and your future employees.
ACCS is going statewide with the Dream It Do It program and plans to have a DIDI Ambassador at every Community College campus. Their function will be to assist companies in getting involved with their community’s school systems to help show young students the opportunities for careers in today’s manufacturing. The initiative includes class visits to promote manufacturing careers, student and educator tours of manufacturing facilities, Career Pathways Fairs, internships, job shadows and other career experiences. Your ACCS Ambassador is there to help assist companies with connections, planning, and actual events.
MFG Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of makers, builders and dreamers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on October 6th, any day around that time can be a Manufacturing Day event. This is an opportunity to showcase the amazing work your manufacturing employees are doing on a daily basis. Any company can initiate or participate in a Manufacturing Day event. Some suggested activities are plant tours, hiring events, classroom visits, career fairs, and open houses.