Next Generation

Manufacturing needs talented professionals! Plenty of careers are available for manufacturing engineers as well as trade professionals such as machinists and toolmakers. One of the challenges manufacturing employers face is that too few young people with aptitudes for science, mathematics and technology are discovering these fields. This page describes efforts to reach the next generation of manufacturing talent, and offers links to resources making the case for manufacturing careers.

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Project-Based Learning

Modern Machine Shop group at SkillsUSA.
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It's Time to Educate the Next Generation–Manufacturing Competitions Receive Support from Companies at SkillsUSA

The depiction of manufacturing jobs as dirty and undesirable may soon be a thing of the past. How are manufacturing companies showing their interest in getting more students into the field?
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Training the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

With help from Edgecam, Northern Maine Community College trains the next generation of skilled manufacturers.
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"Your Career CAN Make a Difference" Video Hits Home at NPE

Our "MoldMaking Matters: Your Career Can Make a Difference" video project with Creative Technology, NyproMold, AMBA, SPI and SPE's Mold Making and Mold Design Division, makes its debut at NPE2015. Attendees and exhibitors grab DVDs and manuals to share with their local communities as a recruitment tool for attracting the next generation of workers.