CEOs discuss the value of hiring apprentices.
Three companies partnered with the Manufacturing Institute on an “Employer’s Playbook for Building an Apprenticeship Program.” An excerpt follows.
CEOs, boards and teams are discussing how to deal with the skills gap that has made it so difficult for companies to fill available jobs, increase often-stalled productivity, navigate change, and fuel the disruptive activity that is essential for survival in this economy.
President Trump recently signed an executive order to promote apprenticeship programs as a way to help young people find jobs, and to fill the skills gap in industries like manufacturing.
Across America, CEOs and their companies are responding to the urgent need to overhaul the education system, because they want to continue to maintain the nation’s edge in digital tech.
Businesses and states/regions are investing in STEM programs in their area in the hopes that students will be well prepared to handle manufacturing and other jobs when they graduate.
Wisconsin is dedicated to growing the state's STEM-educated workforce, and ensuring that there are plenty of STEM-related jobs waiting for students when they finish school.
While organizations often try to cultivate leaders through programs or look for them outside their walls, they already may have "hidden" leadership potential in their own ranks.
American manufacturing is on the rebound, but experts say manufacturers, policymakers and the educational system will need to work together to cultivate a workforce to support the growth.
Nearly 2 million manufacturing jobs are expected to go unfilled over the next decade. While manufacturers have been cultivating skilled talent through partnerships with schools, they're also looking to more immediate solutions that can help close the skills gap.