With so many companies off-shoring manufacturing jobs and using the “lack of skilled workers in the US” rationalization, I’m glad to come across an article with suggestions of what companies can do to proactively make the American workforce more competitive.
The author points out that “The industry itself must work to change the public’s perception of manufacturing” to create more public interest in “middle-skill” jobs. They need to “advertise and send teams to schools, training centers, workforce development boards, local grassroots organizations, and places that draw jobseekers to convey the kinds of coursework, certifications, and just-in-time training that is available on the job, in the classroom, at training centers, or online.” The author also recommends that companies collaborate with vocationally oriented schools and encourage educational internships.
You can read the entire article here.
As a final note, we’re working on our Charcoal Grills category recap. It’s just hard to pull away from watching the Olympics to work on it. GO TEAM USA!