The strength of our nation’s manufacturers is only as strong as the individuals that make up the companies. U.S. manufacturers are on the hunt for a more qualified talent pipeline.

However, the future applicant pool for production level positions is beginning to run dry and there are essential steps that must be taken to help it balance again.

   The Manufacturing Institute is partnering with Sandvik Cormomant to attract and recruit a younger generation of applicants to manufacturing, train individuals to obtain the skills needed by our nation’s manufacturers, and diversify our workforce by tapping into untapped talent potential in diverse communities like women and veterans.

Help us bridge the skills gap today!

Attracting the Next Generation: The Young Manufacturers Academy
The Young Manufacturers Academy introduces students to advanced manufacturing through hands-on activities and simulation-based learning, on-site interaction with manufacturers, and a mock career fair capstone event. Students' families are invited to the career fair, as parent/guardian encouragement and support is a critical component in the decision-making processes about education and career choices.


Training to Industry Standards: Credentialing Scholarships for Community Colleges
Industry based credentials are the most successful approach for validating the technical skills desired by our nations manufacturers for their future workforce. Credentials can help provide individuals with a clear pathway to employment by gaining the exact skills needed to be employed.

Diversifying the Workforce with Untapped Talent Pools: Reaching Women
There is an incredible opportunity for U.S. manufacturers to strengthen their workforce through untapped talent pools, the largest being women. These are individuals with the drive and desire to be successful in their careers and can be valuable assets to their employers. Much of the reason these talent pools go untapped is because there is limited models that show the success of individuals within these communities. The STEP Ahead initiative helps to train women to become vocal leaders for manufacturing and speak to the opportunities that exist within the industry.

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