It’s a new year and there’s no better time for an update in the form of a new job in manufacturing. Because of an ongoing skills gap, manufacturers are on the lookout for employees who are versed in the newest manufacturing skills. If you haven’t thought of a career in manufacturing before, know there are many positive changes worth considering. To start, manufacturing is no longer considered a “dirty” industry with only low-wage jobs. Today’s manufacturing is on the cutting edge, applying high-skill applications and paying higher wages. Manufacturing now includes growing applications of automation, the use of robots and cobots (robots working with humans), artificial intelligence (AI), analytics and IoT, the Internet of Things. New pairings of technology and innovation continue to move the industry forward as manufacturing draws on applications of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). As…