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Going Back to School for Tomorrow's Workforce?

Posted November 01, 2011 7:00 AM

More than 25% of manufacturing workers are over the age of 55, and this is just the latest salvo in a constant negative barrage about the future state of North America's manufacturing workforce. Is your company bringing in new blood by sponsoring apprenticeship programs? Do you partner with a nearby university for workforce development? If so, have you seen any benefits to your engineering department?

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