Workforce Development Initiatives Will Redefine Manufacturing Jobs

Workforce development takes on increasing importance as manufacturers not only must fill current openings but also define new careers involving robotics, automation and AI.

Advanced manufacturing increases productivity, enhances economic strength, drives innovation, and provides rewarding career opportunities. But the National Association of Manufacturers estimates that by 2028 manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs, which indicates a mismatch between current worker skills (and perception issues about today’s manufacturing) and those required by advanced manufacturing.

The institutes within the Manufacturing USA network are helping to define the skills and training needed to satisfy manufacturers’ future requirements.

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