Made in Florida Industry Tours
Made in Florida industry tours, for Middle Schools and High Schools, are designed to create student’s interest in today’s modern manufacturing careers and encourage enrollment in the essential technology programs available throughout the state.
What are the benefits of visiting hi-tech manufacturing facilities? It helps build the pipeline of STEM workers, which we need in the United States. We need to get more kids interested in STEM careers of all kinds and better prepare them for these careers, earlier in their education. The tours relate STEM to the real world, and ideally include lessons before and after the tour to maximize the impact of the experience.
Check out our “Industry Tour for Students Guide’ a FLATE’s Best Practices guide, with resources and tips to help connect students and educators with their industry partners. It provides tools and sample materials needed for a successful “Made in Florida Tour”.
Get ready for Manufacturing Day/Month
Manufacturing (MFG) Day/Month—which officially falls the first Friday on October but now celebrated throughout the rest of the month, is manufacturing’s biggest celebration of the year, a chance to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and educate students, parents, teachers and the public on the important role that manufacturers play in our lives.
- Click here to view the Industry Host “Get Ready for MFG Month” Webinar
- Click here to view the Educator “Get Ready for MFG Month” Webinar
To learn more about MFG Day/Month and all the resources available visit http://madeinflorida.org/manufacturing-day/.
“I love everything about this tour. I love that there is different kinds of steps to get the higher position.”
“I liked being able to see how the machinery worked I also liked how nice everyone at the company was.”
“I enjoyed watching people work with the machinery. Especially when someone was making a brass bushing; we use those in class and the size difference was humorously extreme.”
“Man! That was COOL! When I turn 18, I’m going to come back here and apply for a job. They have so many opportunities!!”