Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Hosts 11th Annual Manufacturing Day Event to Highlight Innovative Career Opportunities for Students
Activities Include Plant Manufacturing Tours, Team Member Q&A and the 3rd Annual Student DesignPittsburg, Calif. – October 6, 2022 – Bishop-Wisecarver, a trusted industrial automation company offering proven mechatronic solutions that are expertly designed and delivered to perform, today announced that it will again host a National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) event. This is the 11th consecutive year that Bishop-Wisecarver has participated, highlighting its commitment to help students understand the benefits and rewards of working in the innovative, high-tech and diverse manufacturing industry.
Manufacturers in the United States need to fill 4 million jobs by 2030, according to a workforce study by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte. More than half of those jobs could be left unfilled because of two issues: a skills gap and misperceptions about modern manufacturing. MFG Day is designed to help address both of those concerns and fill those positions with the next generation of students.
“We have been so inspired by the thousands of students who have joined us for Manufacturing Day events, hearing how they want to make the world a better place, and knowing they leave our site with a better understanding of the multiple career paths that will help them do that in the manufacturing industry,” said Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver. “Many come in with pre-conceived notions that are quickly dispelled when they see the realities of the high-tech manufacturing industry. Through these events, we are helping to open a door that many students never even knew existed and help change their trajectories in an extremely positive way.”
Schedule of Events and Activities
Bishop-Wisecarver’s MFG Day event will include on-site manufacturing plant tours for close to 200 students and community members on Monday, Oct. 24. During these tours, students will hear from the Bishop-Wisecarver President, Pamela Kan, and they will have access to team members from all areas within the company to provide insight into “a day in the life of a manufacturing employee.” Students will also see demos of Bishop-Wisecarver linear and rotary motion products so they can envision their role in helping to create the type of products and solutions that can make a long-lasting difference in the world.
Student Design Contest
As part of the MFG Day activities, the third annual Wisecarver Innovation Award Student Design Contest will kick off on October 7 and the deadline for submissions is November 30, 2022. The contest provides real world experience in manufacturing and this year’s focus is designing an automated process that would be helpful in either agricultural or packaging industries. Participants will need to provide a 60-second video that includes an overview of their idea, what it does, how it helps them and any drawings, prototypes or concept designs that help provide additional explanation. The student winner receives $250 for themselves and $1000 for their school.
About Manufacturing Day
MFG Day, produced by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute, is an annual, national event that seeks to inspire the next generation of modern manufacturers. MFG Day is aligned with the “Creators Wanted” campaign which seeks to achieve three main goals by 2025: recruit 600,000 new manufacturing workers; increase the number of students enrolling in technical and vocational schools, or reskilling programs by 25%; and increase the positive perception of the manufacturing industry.
About the Bishop-Wisecarver
Bishop-Wisecarver’s proven mechatronic solutions are expertly designed and delivered to perform, enabling customers to solve their toughest industrial automation challenges. Leveraging 70 years of experience, the company has earned the reputation of providing unmatched quality, reliability, service and engineering support for every stage of a customer’s design cycle. Combining long-lasting performance with ease of installation, Bishop-Wisecarver products offer the lowest cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications ranging from Aerospace to Medical to X-Y-Z systems and more. No matter the application or extreme environmental conditions, Bishop-Wisecarver designs innovative solutions from concept to completion, from prototype to production, on time and on budget.