Earlier this month, the ARM Institute continued its annual tradition hosting a Manufacturing Day event in collaboration with our Pittsburgh facility neighbors and collaborators, Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Institute and Catalyst Connection. Our 2023 event was our largest event yet – we welcomed about 150 regional high school students, teachers, and administrators into our Mill 19 facility to explore careers in manufacturing through discussion pods, an exhibit hall of training providers, technology demonstrations, and tables from local manufacturers. 30 external local partners supported this year’s event. This year also featured a new session for teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, and other influencers to learn about the many resources available to help them communicate about the value of manufacturing careers.
Students learned about a wide variety of opportunities in manufacturing – from working on autonomous vehicles like our neighbors at Motional to bio manufacturing like our newest partners BioForge (a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and ElevateBio). Specifically, students learned how robots are leading to new roles in manufacturing, such as those available on RoboticsCareer.org, the ARM Institute’s national workforce resource.