It's likely that Generation Z has a more positive perception of the manufacturing industry than millennials.
Industry Week said, "One-third (32%) of Generation Z has had manufacturing suggested to them as a career option, as compared to only 18% of Millennials and 13% of the general population.
Better still, the survey also found that Generation Z is intrigued by careers in manufacturing."
This means that positive progress is being made! Generation Z is going to school and joining the work force. Manufacturing needs more skilled workers, and Gen Z could be the answer!
A new study, 2019 L2L Manufacturing Index, which examined the American public’s perceptions of U.S. manufacturing, found that adults in Generation Z (those aged 18-22) are 19% more likely to have had a counselor, teacher or mentor suggest they look into manufacturing as a viable career option when compared to the general population.These findings may be in relation to Generation Z having a larger exposure to the industry compared to previous generations with one-third (32%) having family members or friends working in the manufacturing industry, compared to 19% for Millennials and 15% for the general population.Read More