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Manufacturing jobs, a good investment!
The face of manufacturing is rapidly changing. Advances in technology and automation are increasing productivity and increasing the demand for highly skilled workers. Businesses are experiencing shortages of machinists, operators, and technicians as well as industrial engineers and manufacturing engineers. Today, careers in manufacturing offer higher hourly wage and benefit compensations than other non-manufacturing industries. With the median age of the manufacturing workforce at 44.7 years there is a need for young, skilled workers to enter the manufacturing field.
Changing perceptions about careers in manufacturing
A new Manufacturing Institute study found only one in three Americans would encourage three children to pursue manufacturing careers. We need to change it!
The competitions are something that the students can get excited about, but in actuality, they are developing technical skills in mechanical and electrical engineering, machining and welding along with 21st century skills in critical thinking, project management, communication and teamwork.
The perception of a career in manufacturing needs to change. A new Manufacturing Institute study found only one in three Americans would encourage their children to pursue manufacturing careers.
Through the NTMA’s initiative to highlight “Emerging Leaders” in manufacturing two new videos have been produced. These two videos were produced to promote manufacturing career awareness.