How to Fix America’s Manufacturing Skills-Gap

Jay Timmons, Jennifer McNelly,

Industrial background. Welder in a factory

Manufacturers in the United States are leading an innovation revolution, transforming the products we make and how we make them. Boasting the globe’s most productive workforce, abundant energy and unparalleled technical capabilities, America is the choice for manufacturing. U.S. companies are creating jobs in the United States, and foreign enterprises are investing at record levels. The manufacturing industry is $2 trillion strong and supports about 1 in 6 American jobs.

The entire world wants the products of manufacturing in the United States, from internet-connected electronics to lifesaving pharmaceuticals. The only missing piece? The next generation of skilled workers who will take up the mantle of manufacturing and transform the future.

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