Manufacturing is an essential part of Utah’s economy, but hiring new, young employees is becoming more difficult. “We don’t believe millennials have a negative image of manufacturing; they have no image of it. They really don’t see manufacturing. . . We want them to have a better knowledge that they are surrounded by things that were made, and those are great jobs.” To fill this gap, manufacturers are using social media campaigns targeting millennials aged 19-27. Education programs for these positions can range from 1-4 years. Check it out using the hashtag #exploremfg or go to exploremfg.com.
Silicon Slopes is blooming, but as Clint Betts, executive director at Silicon Slopes, always likes to remind business leaders, the tech industry needs to ensure that it doesn’t rise “while the rest of Utah falls or remains stagnant.” One area of concern for many Utah business leaders is manufacturing. That industry is key to almost every other industry. And it is also essential to Utah’s healthy economy. Read More