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    Eric Fogg Manufacturing News / August 13, 2019

    What are Gen Z's perceptions of manufacturing?

    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!

    Recommended ReadCan Generation Z Save Manufacturing from the ‘Silver Tsunami’?Source: http://www.industryweek.com

    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

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