Category Archives: Manufacturing

Military Veterans are a Match for Manufacturing

Posted on January 7th, 2020
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The skills gap continues to be an ongoing and critical issue for the manufacturing industry. There are jobs to fill but the industry is struggling to find workers versed in the newest skills such as AI (artificial intelligence), automation, robots and cobots, analytics and IoT (the Internet of Things) to name a few. Embracing a growing range of technologies, the industry continues to look forward, teaming with outside organizations to encourage the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in younger generations, but in the immediate the gap remains. A 2018 Skills Gap in Manufacturing Study from Deloitte cites technology as responsible for the creation of more jobs in the industry. This is a reverse from what was once feared that technology would decrease the number of available jobs in manufacturing. Deloitte’s study estimates 2.4 positions will be…

Encouraging STEM Skills in Manufacturing

Posted on November 19th, 2019
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Science, technology, engineering and math are critical keystones for the longevity of many industries, including manufacturing. Recognizing the skills gap rapidly approaching as fewer students decide to focus on STEM-related subjects, a variety of non-profit and educational organizations are stepping up to the plate to begin rectifying the situation one student at a time. These resources are diverse. Children can find introduction and skill building for STEM at the local library with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and Girls Who Code, just to name a few. While many of these examples will generate dividends in the future, the manufacturing industry is one of several industries already facing a skills gap as a lack of employees possess STEM-related skills. With 2.4 million STEM jobs projected to go unfilled, industries are looking for ways to mend the gap with more immediacy….