The Honda Motor Company has developed their brand over the years by a being a top manufacturer in not only automobiles, but also for motorcycles, motorized equipment, aerospace, and much more. Also, within Honda’s massive repertoire is their extensive philanthropic efforts and community work, which spanned across the world and touching demographics everywhere. Honda has extended their hand to work with HBCU’s across America by holding band competitions, academic tournaments, and a multitude of mentoring programs. In addition to other facets of community support, Honda has also made strides in supporting STEM students by offering grants and scholarships to individuals. Honda has also helped the STEM education pipeline by participating in Manufacturing Day, which enables people of all ages to see firsthand the efforts of engineering and technology that goes into making amazing products.
Manufacturing Day is an annual event that begins on the first Friday of every October with continuing events held throughout the month. Manufacturing Day encourages companies to open their facilities to students, parents, teachers, and other enthusiasts to witness and learn about elements of manufacturing in the United States. These elements may include highlighting modern technology, state of the art engineering, and a behind the scenes look on how many of our every day high-tech products are made. An estimated 4.6 million high tech jobs will need to be filled within the next decade, companies and educational institutions look to the generations ahead for success. With the global onset of Covid-19, manufacturers everywhere are turning to a virtual lineup for this year’s event.
For 2020’s event, Honda celebrates their tenth year participating in Manufacturing Day. A lack of physical presence won’t be hindering Honda this year, as they are excited to move forward in broadcasting some of the most modern features of their manufacturing plants. With more than 80 schools at varying levels on the invitation list, Honda plans to host virtual tours of plants across America. The company also intends to host live question and answer sessions with its leaders among its plants, and hope to shine some insight on how beneficial a career path in the high-tech industry can be. Honda has also supplemented their educational material with a video game named “EdHeads,” which is a game geared towards problem solving as it pertains to manufacturing. The game has been played over 620,000 times since it was first created with help from Honda in 2015.
Honda continues working hard to support the next generation of science, technology, and engineering students. They are firm believers that the brand’s success goes hand in hand with the future of the high-tech industry. Honda manufacturing has been in the United States since 1979, and has grown from a modest motorcycle production plant to supplying the United States nearly 27 million vehicles since. Over the past decade, Honda has invested over 5.6 billion dollars in its manufacturing plants, ensuring the most modern technology, the best efficiency, and excellent working conditions for its roughly 23,000 employees. Find out how you can help grow the future of Honda by participating in 2020’s Manufacturing Day events.