Matching Manufacturing Perceptions with Realities
A survey suggests the public continues to view manufacturing in a negative light, despite evidence to the contrary.
in the manufacturing industry.
As for its part in improving the industry’s image, Kennametal recently concluded a 15-week-long mentoring program. The company also isn’t holding back when it comes to encouraging other major industry players to take similar action, as CEO Carlos Cardoso did in a speech last month at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Many answered that call before it came, as Kennametal certainly isn’t the only company or organization committed to getting the word out about manufacturing career opportunities. Still, the data indicate it’s going to take a major push to match outdated perceptions with new realities.