Dream It. Do It.
The North Dakota Manufacturing Council and GNDC have partnered with the Manufacturing Institute to facilitate the Dream It. Do it. program in North Dakota.
Today’s manufacturing is about advanced technologies, state of the art facilities, and fast-paced work environments. But most of all, manufacturing is about those people who like to see the product of a hard day’s work. However, this is not the impression of manufacturing that is held by many Americans today. Only 35 percent of parents say they would encourage their children to pursue careers in manufacturing, despite the advanced skills and high pay that are characteristic of work in today’s advanced manufacturing industry. This is due to a perception of manufacturing that existed a generation ago but does not represent the current reality of the industry.
To put an end to this misperception, The Manufacturing Institute launched the Dream It. Do It. network in 2005. Dream It. Do It. works to change the perception of the industry and inspire next-generation workers to pursue manufacturing careers. Members of the Dream It. Do It. program gain access to national support and resources to aid their pro-manufacturing efforts and join a network of industry leaders that implement activities to meet local, regional and statewide workforce needs.
The initiative offers local manufacturers, schools, community-based organizations and other stakeholders the opportunity to partner with the North Dakota Manufacturing Council and Manufacturing Institute to promote manufacturing as a top-tier career choice. Dream It. Do It. promotes manufacturing to three distinct target markets: student, parents and educators.
North Dakota Manufacturing Council and GNDC members who wish to host Dream It. Do It. activities in their community can contact us at 701-222-1124 or firstname.lastname@example.org for resources.