While many businesses are having trouble with the skills gap in manufacturing, some are finding that veterans have the right skill set. One business owner said the main relevant skills he finds in veterans are adaptability, attention to detail, teamwork, and respect for procedures. Industry Week said, "Due to their discipline and years of following instructions, learning new technology doesn't become an impediment." It's great to see those who protected our country flourishing in new positions!
In his experience, Doherty has found one surefire way to get employees with the right set of skills to succeed in a demanding, highly versatile workplace: Check their military veteran status.Wilkes, who quickly climbed the ranks at CNC Machines, came to the job from a repetitive job at a firearms manufacturers where Doherty says he didn’t have a lot of leeway to approach the work, though he has "flourished" now that he can apply the problem-solving skills he learned in the military.Read More