Each year on the first Friday in October, National Manufacturing Day brings attention to the manufacturing industry in the U.S., and the need for future generations to carry on the tradition that has evolved over so many centuries.
This talent need is driven primarily by the rate of retirement and the reduction in supply of new workers entering the industry. Approximately 2.7 million workers will retire from the manufacturing industry in the next decade, and they’re not easily replaced. Millennials, who are well accustomed to using high-tech devices, have great potential to embrace the increasingly sophisticated world of skilled trades.
Many organizations and states are taking actions to change the stigma and ensure the next generation of manufacturing is equipped with the necessary skills and training; and many companies and recruiting firms have started to form partnerships with schools to boost the pipeline of talent entering the manufacturing industry.
GKV is working with our client Aerotek, a leading provider of industrial staffing services, to spread the word by creating the infographic below and developing a press release and pitch materials to promote and educate people about Manufacturing Day, the state of the industry and future career choices.
To find out more information on National Manufacturing Day, visit the official website at www.mfgday.org