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Join us for Manufacturing Day 2023

Join us for Manufacturing Day 2023

2023 Manufacturing Day

Friday, October 6

Every year, students and community members are able to experience live demonstrations of 3D printing, laser cutting and virtual welding, as well as other engaging hands-on activities that spark creativity and showcase the latest opportunities in advanced manufacturing. After the students have departed, we welcome the public to join us. Parking is available.

Are you interested in sponsoring or presenting at Manufacturing Day 2023? 

Do you have an industry demonstration or hands-on experience to present? We want you to join us for Manufacturing Day 2023 and help us introduce students across the Portland area to the wonderful world of manufacturing.

Register for Manufacturing Day 2023

We can’t host Manufacturing Day without your support. Please consider sponsoring! For more information about how to sponsor or with questions contact Jon at Jon.Elias@oit.edu or Rand at rand.brown@pcc.edu.

Learn more about past events:

Student participating in robot arm demo.

Student participating in welding demo.

Students with machinery at manufacturing day.

Students at computer demo.

Frequently Asked Questions
Who will be attending Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day will be held in Columbia County, Oregon and attended by students in grades 8-12 across the region.

What should I offer at Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day is all about giving students a taste of what it’s like to work in manufacturing and introduce them to the many different types of manufacturing out there! We are hoping that vendors will provide a hands-on activity for students and give them an opportunity to experience manufacturing for themselves. If you’d like to join but aren’t sure what you could provide, let us know! We’d be happy to help you brainstorm ideas.

If I want to provide something for students, how much should I plan to bring?

We are currently anticipating between 300-500 students but will have more accurate estimates after school starts.

What will be provided?

We will provide a 2 by 5 ft table, two chairs, and access to power. We will provide extension cords by request on a first come first serve basis. We will also provide lunch.

Where will I be located?

We plan to group organizations doing similar work together, but will request your preferred building on the registration form. We cannot guarantee that you will be placed in a particular building.

When do I set up?

We will welcome vendors to set up the day before from 3-5 pm. Both buildings will open to vendors at 7:00 am the day of the event. Students arrive at 8:30 am.

Will I have assistance setting up?

We encourage vendors to bring the number of people necessary to set up their booth. Both locations will have access to a forklift operator and dollies.

Will there be food/drinks?

We will provide lunch and water. Please note your dietary restrictions in the registration form.

Can I sponsor this event?

You can! If you are interested in sponsoring this event please don’t hesitate to let us know. We will provide more information about sponsoring this event soon.

For more information about how to sponsor or with questions contact Jon at Jon.Elias@oit.edu or Rand at rand.brown@pcc.edu.

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