Sign Manufacturing Day 2022, to be held Friday, October 7, will feature companies opening their manufacturing facilities to highlight careers in signs, graphics and visual communications. The annual event is sponsored by the International Sign Association (ISA – Alexandria, Virginia) in conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). It’s held annually on the first Friday in October, though participants are free to choose another date to work around school schedules or production deadlines. Since ISA developed the program in 2015, hundreds of companies worldwide have used the day to showcase careers in the industry. Many have gone on to hire students they met at the event, or to deepen relationships with local high school, technical and community colleges.
“This one day is an important step in solving an existential threat to our industry – recruiting new workers,” said Lori Anderson, ISA President and CEO. “Companies who have participated have told me about the value it brings to their existing employees who love talking about their work. And students have had their eyes opened to a vibrant industry with great career opportunities – an industry that few students knew existed before participating in the event.” It’s not too late to participate in the 2022 event, either on October 7 or later. Companies who participate receive a toolkit from ISA that provides details on how to work with local schools and plan their day. For more information visit https://www.signs.org/search?q=Sign+Manufacturing+Day&global=1.
Canadian companies scheduled to participate this year include:
• Brooklin Bulletin Signs (Whitby, Ontario)
• Forward Signs (Scarborough, Ontario)
• Hansen Signs (Moncton, New Brunswick)
• Mattatall Signs (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)
• Media Resources International (Oakville, Ontario)
• Pattison Sign Group (Burnaby, British Columbia)
• Pattison Sign Group (Edmundston, New Brunswick)
• SSK Signs (Mississauga, Ontario)