Facing the reality that the current workforce is dwindling down due to the silver tsunami sweeping the industry, manufacturers have a hard time finding quality replacement. The silver tsunami refers to the large number of baby boomers who are retiring from the workforce. For manufacturers, this is the majority of workers – they are not only losing employees, but also years of acquired knowledge and skills. It is time have to get creative about finding and developing talent while riding the tsunami wave. The problem is the disconnect between the industry and the general public. Unfortunately, the next generation of workers has misconceptions about manufacturing and trade jobs.
This is an original article from the MFG Day blog.
The 7th annual celebration of modern manufacturing is upon us - October 5, 2018! Over 100 event hosts have already registered in Illinois, and are finalizing presentations and preparing to host attendees. All of this activity is taking place behind the scenes, as we get ready for the Manufacturing Day events that will commence on October 5th, 2018, continuing throughout the month of October.
Your Day to Open Doors & Open Minds
A recent study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte revealed that more than 8 out of 10 Americans acknowledge the importance of the manufacturing industry but less than one-third of those surveyed would encourage their children to pursue a manufacturing career due to concerns around job security and stability, weak career paths, and poor pay.
As anyone close to the modern manufacturing industry knows, these concerns couldn’t be further from reality!