ManuFest

ManuFest is a one day event that includes an expo of local and regional manufacturers as well as lectures from industry leaders about the high paying jobs available in manufacturing and the skills needed to obtain them. The event targets students, parents, and educators. The objective of the event is to influence those who still believe in an outdated stigma that technical skills training and jobs in manufacturing are only for those who are academically challenged and will not be successful in college.
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Uncover the possibilities!

  • Explore how things area made right in your own backyard

  • Learn about career pathways in manufacturing including design, engineering, machinist, sales, marketing, customer service, accounting, and more.

  • Meet area employers. Find out what they look for in future employees.

  • Make connections for possible internships/apprenticeships and hand-on experience!

  • Students attend Expo and Demos.

Attendees will gain insight into the modern world of manufacturing. Careers in this sector will be exposed for what they really are – creative, high-tech, and rewarding…think engineering, technology, production, logistics and distribution, and management.

The 6th Annual ManuFest

What’s in it for you?

ManuFest 2019 offers something for everyone:

Parents can learn about alternative post-high school career paths for students that offer excellent opportunities and do not require a burdensome financial investment.

Educators can find out about the latest careers awaiting students, as well as how to make connections between classroom learning and the real-life skills needed in today’s workplace

School students can meet area employers and connect with them about employment possibilities.

Further details to follow.

The 5th Annual ManuFest

The 5th Annual ManuFest was held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at William Tennent High School. Forty-three companies and partners participated, 35 schools were represented, and there were 175 attendees. Topics presented included:

  • Bring Your Skill to the Manufacturing Industry: We Need You!

  • What’s So Cool about Manufacturing?

  • Careers In Advanced Manufacturing: Why Parents Should Say YES!

  • Apprenticeships in Manufacturing: Earn & Learn and Offset College Costs!

Thanks to our Sponsors!

ManuFest 2018 Program Agenda

Raffle Prizes 2018

Participating Partners 2018

The 4th Annual ManuFest

The 4th Annual ManuFest was held at Montgomery County Community College (MC3) Central Campus on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Event partners that bring to light the advances in manufacturing and assist in building the pipeline of talent with the future workforce came together once again: Montgomery County Workforce Development Board (MontcoWorks), Bucks County Workforce Development Board (BucksWorks), Manufacturing Alliance of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Montgomery County Community College, Montgomery County Commerce Department, and MidAtlantic Employers' Association (MEA). 

To view a video of ManuFest 2017, visit https://vimeo.com/253496264 

ManuFest Venue Sponsors 

ManuFest 2018     William Tennent High School

ManuFest 2017     Montgomery County Community College

ManuFest 2016     Hatboro-Horsham High School

ManuFest 2015     Souderton Area High School

ManuFest 2014     Montgomery County Community College

Photos from Past Year's Manufest