Manufacturing Day 2019

October 02, 2019 -

ARMA promotes manufacturing jobs to high school students to address workforce shortages.

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2019, eighteen Austin area manufacturers will open their doors on Oct. 4 to more than 400 students from AISD, RRISD, PFISD, BISD, and GISD as part of an effort to address a projected shortage of engineers and qualified technicians. ARMA has organized facility tours for students to promote the good paying jobs available in manufacturing. The average wage for the region is $106,000 a year, one of the highest in the country for manufacturing and a testament to the advanced nature of the products being made in the region. Students will get a first-hand account of advanced manufacturing tools and techniques as well as learn more about the potential career paths that are available within industry. The participating companies are:

  • HID Global
  • BuildASign
  • NXP
  • Cypress Industries
  • Flex
  • Yeti
  • VirTex
  • SISU
  • EVS Metal
  • Athena Manufacturing
  • Samsung
  • Voltabox
  • Schunk Xycarb Technology
  • AirBorn
  • Tasus
  • TECO Westinghouse
  • Chatsworth
  • STI

Some of the most advanced facilities in the world are right here in Central Texas. ARMA wants to make sure that when students enter the workforce they know about the exciting opportunities awaiting them in electronics, medical device, life science, and the food & beverage sectors. Most people don’t think of the region as a manufacturing strong hold, but nearly one third of the major employers in Austin are manufacturers and the sector is the leading contributor to the area’s metropolitan product. Having the workforce to support them is critical to the region’s economic success.

ARMA is a non-profit trade association focused on strengthening the manufacturing community through advocacy, workforce development, and networking. Manufacturers account for 1,500 companies in the area, employee 57,000 people, and contribute over $11 billion to the regional economy.

For more information, contact Liz Gori at 512.225.5241 or

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