Attract Youth to Manufacturing-LNS Research

We always look at the LNS  Research emails that hit our inbox. This one came while I was travelling last week, if you haven’t seen it, I think you’ll be glad to see it today.

“We’ve got a real problem on our hands in America. A gap’s growing between manufacturing workers set to retire in the next 10 to 15 years and those on the other end of the spectrum. Despite the exciting and innovative things happening in the industry, millennials’ outdated perception of shop-floor jobs is increasingly precluding them from following the career path.”

Resurging interest in manufacturing as a career will require a systemic effort, both publicly and privately. It’s going to have to be approached from the ground up, and we’ve come up with a list of 7 things that will help attract the younger workforce to manufacturing.

Here’s the list of 7 things to attract youth to manufacturing

1. Manufacturing Summer Camps

2. 3D Printing at Home and in School

3. Gamification in Manufacturing

4. Vocational Schools and Manufacturing-Focused High School Classes

5. National Manufacturing day

6. Makerspaces

7. Parents lichtenberg_main_485 We think that LNS research has hit the nail on the head with this one. Read the full post at LNS blog here

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