City of Fremont Hosts Ninth Annual Manufacturing Day Virtually
Since 2012, the City has hosted Manufacturing Day, an annual celebration of the companies that have established operations in Fremont, along with a first-hand look of their facilities, processes, and equipment for the future manufacturing workforce. While typically held in-person, this year, due to the impacts of COVID-19, the event (now in its ninth year) was held virtually for the first time ever.
Over 150 upcoming professionals, students, and teachers attended Manufacturing Day on October 2, which was designed to give a virtual tour of facilities from a number of participating companies, including ALOM, Bay Area Circuits, Evolve Manufacturing, ElringKlinger, and Tesla, allowing viewers to see what modern manufacturing operations look like.
Feedback from the event was extremely positive, with the majority of attendees ranking it either a 4 or 5 in overall experience and use of technology. The main point of constructive feedback from participants was that they wished the webinar was longer so that they could spend more time in the Q&A portion of the event.
Attendees were able to ask questions to all of the presenters, including topics such as what it’s like to be a woman in the manufacturing field, how artificial intelligence will affect manufacturing in the future, how COVID-19 has affected the industry, and more.
Thank you to all that participated in our first virtual Manufacturing Day to make it such a great success, including employers and educators from:
Bay Area Circuits
Irvington High School (FUSD)
Horner Middle School (FUSD)
Kennedy High School (FUSD)
If you are interested in learning more about Fremont’s Manufacturing Day and how your company can participate in the future, please visit https://www.fremont.gov/524/Economic-Development or email firstname.lastname@example.org.