Believe it or not, the future is bright! However, manufacturing in America is not without issue, which is why both regional and national associations exist to support and advocate on behalf of the manufacturing community.
To compete globally, U.S. manufacturers must out maneuver low cost competitors in areas where people skills and technology integrate. Manufacturers need a new breed of worker to master these soft skills.
By Mike Petters There’s a lot of talk these days about college and what level of education you’ll need to be successful in the 21st century. Meanwhile, there’s a steady—and largely unmet—demand for people that do things with their hands. At Huntington Ingalls Industries, for example, the vast [...]
That U.S. manufacturers are continuing to produce while employing fewer people shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the impact this trend is having on the skills needed to make it in the new manufacturing workforce just might.