Key to Closing Manufacturing Skills Gap? Optimistic Millennials

The manufacturing industry is experiencing a skills shortage, with 2 millions jobs expected to go unfilled in the next 10 years.

In an article from Advanced Manufacturing, author Vicki Holt writes, “Technology careers are flourishing in manufacturing. Workers are spending more time in front of computer screens and less time around loud machines. And the very concept of manufacturing is changing, driven by advancements in areas like 3D printing, robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)”.  

In the article, Holt  discusses:

  • The millennial factor
  • The work that remains
  • Winning the war of perceptions

Holt continues, “As the saying goes, perception is everything. Let’s build on the progress we’re making with millennials so that even more workers, and future generations, can learn what we already know: It’s an exciting and rewarding time to be working in manufacturing”. How is your manufacturing company planning for the future?

To read more, see the full article from Vicki Holt in Advanced Manufacturing.