ManuFest And More
Stay tuned for ManuFest & More 2022!
*This video was compiled from footage from ManuFest & More 2019 - Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
The Montgomery County Commerce Department and MontcoWorks leadership made the very difficult decision to preemptively cancel ManuFest & More, scheduled for Tuesday March 10, 2020, due to recent developments in the COVID-19 outbreak. While there have been no cases reported in Montgomery County, we felt that the uncertainty of the situation could impact our students, parents, educators and exhibitors by Tuesday. That uncertainty merited an abundance of caution.
ManuFest & More was developed by a dedicated group of partners with the goal of introducing our next generation to the many possibilities that career pathways in manufacturing and the building trades can offer. It is important that our students be able to interact with exhibitors in a way that is both meaningful and safe. Therefore, we have elected to cancel (for now) and preserve the financial resources necessary to reschedule the event for a future date. Information will be forthcoming regarding the rescheduling or restructuring of this eventIf you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jennifer Butler at JButler@montcopa.org
ManuFest and More was held on March 12th, 2019 and included an expo of local and regional employers from the manufacturing industry and construction trades. Exhibitor demonstrations and hands-on activities highlighted the high paying jobs available in manufacturing and construction trades and the skills needed to obtain them. The event was attended by over 1,200 students along with parents and educators. Keep an eye out for ManuFest and More 2020!
Congratulations to the 26 raffle prize winners!
Participating Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Partners
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:
ManuFest Venue Sponsor: William Tennent High School
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 Sponsor: Montgomery County Community College
Photos from Past Year's Manufest
Uncover the possibilities!
- Explore how things are 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 and other high priority occupations. Careers in these sectors will be exposed for what they really are - creative, high-tech, and rewarding!
What’s in it for you?
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.