Manufacturing Day is coming up in counties across the South Bend – Elkhart Region. Manufacturers will open their doors to the community to celebrate Manufacturing Day 2017 and show what really goes on in today’s manufacturing sector.This annual event provides area high school students the opportunity to visit local manufacturers, explore educational and career opportunities in our region, and witness first hand how their classroom learning today is building a foundation for their future success.

Elkhart County: October 2nd – 6th & October 11th
On Monday, October 2 through Friday, October 6, as well as Wednesday, October 11, the second annual Elkhart County Manufacturing Week will provide approximately 1,900 students the opportunity to visit local manufacturers to explore the diverse education and career opportunities available in our community. Throughout this experience, students will begin to gain insight into the career pathways and the corresponding educational pipelines available to them within Elkhart’s dynamic manufacturing industry. Learn More.

Berrien County: October 6th
Kinexus is excited to host Southwest Michigan’s 5th annual Manufacturing Day event on October 6, 2017. This event will celebrate Southwest Michigan’s $2.1 billion manufacturing industry and celebrate that manufacturing is a growing and thriving industry. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the vast array of things that are made in their own backyards, and get a chance to see demonstrations by local career and technical education students and robotics teams. Learn More.

St. Joseph County: October 6th
The 4th Annual Manufacturing Day for the South Bend Region is right around the corner! On Friday, October 6, students from area high schools will learn about modern-day manufacturing by touring local manufacturers and education/training partners. To date, 22 manufacturing and post-secondary education and training partners are participating. To view the manufacturers and supporting organizations who will host tours or be on site at Ivy Tech to share their story with students, Click Here.

Marshall County: November 2017
Marshall County will be hosting their Manufacturing Day in November of this year. For more information, please contact Marshall County Economic Development Corporation President, Jerry Chavez ( or 574-935-8499.