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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Emerging Leader Keith Goodrich Uses Shop Experience as Trajectory to a Career in CAD/CAM Development

Keith spent years honing his skills in Mastercam software and learning from his coworkers while working at a job shop in Connecticut. 
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Lack of Cybersecurity Skills in Manufacturing Leads to Career Program, and Other Workforce Development News

The Siemens Foundation has provided a $1.25 million grant for a comprehensive workforce development program for cybersecurity in manufacturing; Hudson Valley Community College’s new 37,000-square-foot facility will allow the college to double enrollment in the manufacturing program; and Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. conducted a training and workforce development program for some students in Houston, Texas.