Funded by non-dues contributions, The Manufacturing Institute (MI) – the NAM’s workforce and education partner – drives this charge through a variety of programs designed to excite, educate and empower with a particular focus in four key areas: women, veterans, youth and lifelong learning.
The Manufacturing Institute also serves as the leading authority on data and research for the industry through its Center for Manufacturing Research, which closely examines issues of importance to manufacturers to increase understanding and spotlight solutions.
The Institute's Work
Heroes MAKE America is the MI’s initiative to connect transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses to great careers in manufacturing.
The MI's STEP Ahead awards elevates leading women in manufacturing as role models for other women in the industry.
Manufacturing Day gives students, teachers, educators, parents, and others a first-hand look at what modern manufacturing is all about.
Manufacturing Day is meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and occurs on the first Friday in October.
The Heroes MAKE America program arms service members with in-demand manufacturing qualifications and industry-specific certifications.
The MI launched the STEP initiative to support women in science, engineering, production, and technology and inspire others to join them.