Indianapolis, Indiana – The National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education affiliate of the NAM, and Snap-on Incorporated are bringing the industry-leading Creators Wanted campaign to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Creators Wanted Tour is on-site at Fan Midway by the IMS Kids Zone on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT and Sunday, May 28, from 6:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. The Creators Wanted Tour brings the excitement of modern manufacturing to life for all ages, with an immersive experience (an escape room–style activity) that challenges participants to race to the future and with resources to help younger race fans and their families explore how they can be part of creating, making, tinkering and building in the United States.
The manufacturing industry in the United States has approximately 700,000 open jobs. Creators Wanted strives to, by 2025, empower 600,000 new manufacturing team members, increase the number of students enrolling in technical and vocational schools or reskilling programs by 25% and increase the positive perception of the industry by parents to 50% from 27%.
“‘Creators Wanted’ is a critical message to all young people, parents, caregivers and educators across our country,” said Snap-on Chairman and CEO, NAM Executive Committee Member and MI Board Member Nick Pinchuk. “Snap-on is proud to bring the Creators Wanted Tour to the IMS and the Indianapolis 500 showing younger race fans and their families that manufacturing is an exciting place where the opportunities are many, the careers are rewarding and the lives are filled with the pride of being part of something greater than yourself.”
Since its launch in 2021, the Creators Wanted Tour has visited 16 cities, reaching more than 9,000 students in person, along with more than 2,400 parents, teachers, mentors and local leaders. The campaign has also built an email roster of more than 1.2 million students and career mentors interested in manufacturing careers.
“The world’s largest single day sporting event meets the nation’s largest manufacturing campaign—and it’s going to rev up enthusiasm about modern manufacturing in a big way with more students and their families,” said NAM President and CEO and MI Chairman of the Board Jay Timmons. “Together with our partners like Snap-on, we’re building excitement about modern manufacturing careers and providing the resources for people to reach their full potential.”
Indiana Manufacturing Facts:
- There were 23,936 total manufacturing job postings in Indiana from January 2023 to March 2023. In addition, there were 84,904 unique manufacturing job postings from January 2022 to December 2022.
The NAM will continue its Creators Wanted Tour with stops across the country. For more information on the campaign, visit CreatorsWanted.org.
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs nearly 13 million men and women, contributes $2.90 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and accounts for 55% of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.
The Manufacturing Institute grows and supports the manufacturing industry’s skilled workers for the advancement of modern manufacturing. The MI’s diverse initiatives support all workers in America, including women, veterans and students, through skills training programs, community building and the advancement of their career in manufacturing. As the 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce development and education affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, the MI is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with resources necessary to solve the industry’s toughest challenges. For more information on the MI, please visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.
Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks, including those working in vehicle repair, aerospace, the military, natural resources and manufacturing. From its founding in 1920, Snap-on has been recognized as the mark of the serious and the outward sign of the pride and dignity working men and women take in their professions. Products and services are sold through the company’s network of widely recognized franchisee vans, as well as through direct and distributor channels, under a variety of notable brands. The company also provides financing programs to facilitate the sales of its products and to support its franchise business. Snap-on, an S&P 500 company, generated sales of $4.5 billion in 2022 and is headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
For additional information on Snap-on, visit www.snapon.com.