Policy Series Reports

In a new report series, the Manufacturing Institute is studying the impact of government policy on the manufacturing skills gap.  The first report in this series, State Responses to the Skills Gap, is a look at creative or innovation policies that states have enacted to encourage individuals to pursue technical education or to improve the technical education offerings. 

The report is organized around several key policy features that we believe positively impact the attractiveness and quality of manufacturing education programs.  These include:


In addition to these policy areas, we have also chosen to highlight several examples of Private Sector Leadership driving programmatic and policy changes, and have included a State Initiatives to Watch section where recent state actions will be highlighted and tracked.

Please note that a print version of this report was released in November 2014 and is found in the document feed to the right.  We will continuously update this website to track new policies or to update those we have already highlighted.  If you believe that your state has a creative or innovative policy supporting manufacturing education, please contact Katherine McClelland to be included on this list.

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