SUNY Poly Manufacturing Day: October 28, 2016

On Friday, October 28, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is hosting another annual Manufacturing Day celebration in the Wildcat Field House on campus. The goal of Manufacturing Day is to inspire young people to explore careers in the high-technology world of manufacturing.

Manufacturing day is traditionally held in October and increases awareness of job opportunities in manufacturing and promotes the manufacturing field. Last year over 1,500 people interacted with the 67 exhibitors. This year veterans will be invited to connect with NYS manufacturers about job opportunities that are available today. To get a first-hand view of different types of manufacturing fields and job opportunities, students will attend from 8:30-11:00 and veterans will tour the expo from 11:15-1:00.

With front-line technologies and constant upgrades, manufacturing is a flourishing field that expects a 6.4 – 6.9% job growth from 2014-2024 (NYS Department of Labor). Manufacturing workers are paid almost $60,000/year for entry-level manufacturing engineers and the average annual salary of manufacturing workers in the US is over $77,000. 

Manufacturing offers diverse career opportunities including:

  • Engineers
  • Welders
  • Operations Managers
  • Designers
  • Assemblers
  • Electricians
  • Researchers
  • Computer Programmers/Operators
  • Fabricators
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Equipment Technicians
  • And many more!

This SUNY Poly event is for students and job-seekers considering entering the manufacturing workforce, employees who want to build their workforce by introducing students and veterans to available opportunities, or anyone interested in manufacturing. To get in touch with potential employers or employees or to learn more about the high-growth field of manufacturing, visit the SUNY Poly Wildcat Field House on October 28. 

For more information, contact AIM Director Cory Albrecht at (315) 717-8774 or [email protected]. To learn more about becoming an exhibitor and registering, visit or contact Kate Alcott at [email protected] or 315-792-7549. 

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