In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, the STEM Careers Coalition™ – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – offered students and families new STEM resources to explore the world of modern manufacturing.

Manufacturing (MFG) Day occurs the first Friday of October to motivate students to become the next generation of innovators leading the manufacturing industry. In order to support this celebration, STEM Careers Coalition offered three different collections to all students, educators and families on modern manufacturing that supports learning wherever it takes place. Created in collaboration with an array of industry-leading organizations – such as Arconic Foundation, Caterpillar Foundation, DuPont, GAF, Manufacturing Institute, Procter & Gamble, and Stanley Black & Decker – the following curated resources are available to all at no cost:

Manufacturing-focused career profiles

Explore the profiles of manufacturing professionals using the skills they learned in school to become the kind of problem solvers that make a difference. Make the connection from the classroom to careers and find out how all students can make it in manufacturing.

Hands-on student activities

From innovating food packaging to discovering the tenets of precision design to exploring water sustainability, at-home, hands-on learning activities help students take STEM skills from theory to practice.

Classroom activities

Access the no-cost, standards-aligned classroom activities to support future career success for all students. Each activity features important STEM skills and a step-by-step guide for implementing activities into your classroom.

“Manufacturing is a critical part of the STEM equation and Manufacturing Day is a perfect way for educators and students to discover the wide world of modern manufacturing,” said Amy Nakamoto, general manager of social impact at Discovery Education. “We are proud to present dynamic digital resources that empower students to become the creators, doers, and makers innovating solutions.”

To learn more, visit