The Manufacturing Institute's Close the Skills Gap framework addresses the current and future skills and workforce development gaps through the three pillars: image, quality and policy. In addition, the Institute offers a variety of toolkits for employers, educators and community leaders to implement skills certifications. Check out the resources we offer, and what they can do for you.


 
      


Overview
The Manufacturing Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification, and development of world-class manufacturing talent. The Institute is the place where we exceed expectations and deliver results to help close the skills gap.

Approach
In partnership with some of the leading consulting firms in the country, the Institute studies the critical issues facing manufacturing and then applies that research to develop and identify solutions that are implemented by companies, schools, governments, and organizations across the country.

Priorities
The Institute’s strategies and actions are all done to achieve the following goals:

  • Change the perception of careers in manufacturing to reflect its true status as the most advanced, high-tech industry in the country.
  • Re-establish the U.S. as the global leader of manufacturing education.
  • Advocate for education and job training policies that strengthen the U.S. manufacturing workforce.
Projects
The solutions and actions of the Institute are primarily project-based. Our current set of activities includes:

  • Attracting the next generation of manufacturing workers;
  • Implementing a set of national industry skill credentials;
  • Assisting manufacturers in developing a qualified and diversified talent pipeline.
Research
Our on-going research projects are focused on:

  • Understanding the workforce issues that manufacturers face;
  • Determining the structural cost differences between the world's leading economic countries;
  • Measuring the public perception of manufacturing.

 

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