With the current skills gap, many manufacturers are trying to find ways to attract more talent.
The group of people to target might be younger than you think! Reaching middle school and high school students to get them interested in the manufacturing field is working. Industry Week reported, "A study done in 2018 found that 64% of students who have attended an MFG Day event are more motivated to consider a career in manufacturing. And 84% are more convinced that manufacturing provides careers that are interesting and rewarding."
There are many ways to get kids involved - start a camp or a shadowing day! Give a presentation at their school! You could even create inventing contests or work with their teachers on projects.
Let's change how kids see the manufacturing field!
The light is a little too dim for Carolyn Lee, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM.)“Part of our mission in the STEP program is to help women feel good about their career choices which should encourage them to stay,” says Lee.Read More