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Attract Youth to Manufacturing--LNS Research

Posted May 13, 2014 11:30 AM by Milo
Pathfinder Tags: career employment manufacturing

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 Despite the exciting and innovative things happening in the industry, millennials' outdated perception of shop-floor jobs is increasingly precluding them from following the career path."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 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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05/14/2014 9:29 AM

8. Get those in the education industry (including the federal gov't which enables it) to stop spending tons of money on propaganda designed to convince youngsters that they are second class citizens if they don't have a college degree.

For proof, just see John Kerry's characterization of military veterans as "losers" because they chose military service over college.

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05/16/2014 1:31 PM

Losers huh, Then consider the source.

If Pat Tillman could, he'd brush Kerry aside because Kerry does not understand the meaning of integrity or conviction..

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05/16/2014 3:03 PM

"Kerry does not understand the meaning of integrity or conviction"

As Kerry proved in Vietnam and in his Winter Soldier testimony when he was with VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War). I wouldn't let him lick Tillman's boots.

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05/16/2014 1:44 PM

Great answer, actually.

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