Building America’s Tomorrow
Building America’s Tomorrow is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Michigan and established to build a nationwide, interdisciplinary coalition of industry leaders, government officials, educators, school administrators, and a broad spectrum of business and manufacturing organizations to refocus America on the vital importance of a dynamic, ever-expanding manufacturing capability to our economic success and national security in the 21st Century.
In cooperation with the initiatives of many industry associations and organizations, Building America’s Tomorrow is launching an extensive, fully integrated communications program and educational outreach geared towards multiple constituencies, ranging from policy makers to educators to the students themselves – from Grade School to College – who will represent the future manufacturing workforce of America.
Long-term, the initiatives of Building America’s Tomorrow will include programs designed to engage America’s educational institutions, policy makers, the broader American culture, families, parents, underprivileged children in America’s cities, and women/other segments of society not traditionally involved in manufacturing pursuits.
“If you ask an economist what’s driven economic growth, it’s been major advances in things that mattered – the mechanization of farming, mass manufacturing, things like that. The problem is, our society is not organized around doing that.”Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google
Mobilizing and Coordinating Existing Initiatives: Rather than “reinventing the wheel,” an important part of the B.A.T. initiative it so add critical mass and scale to existing efforts from organizations such as SAE’s “World in Motion,” the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME,) the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM,) and many others. B.A.T. is committed to bringing the important efforts already underway amidst these and other groups to a broader audience of educators and students, and enhancing existing programs with a more clear focus on manufacturing.