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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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Manufacturing Education Series Digital Editions

Read current and past issues from our Manufacturing Education Series.

Do Your Kids Know What You Did at IMTS?

By: Peter Zelinski
See videos aimed at young people that were filmed at IMTS and broadcast to schools while the show was underway. These videos are part of a new microsite with resources to help kids understand careers in manufacturing.

Video: Young People and Their Mentors Describe Manufacturing Careers

By: Peter Zelinski
Video promoting manufacturing careers highlights young people who have chosen this work, and the plants and schools that employ and teach them.

Addressing the Skills Gap

By: Emily Probst
According to Roush Industries Operations Manager Mel Koslowski, one way to address the skills gap is to expose kids to programs in high school that will pique their interest in manufacturing careers.

New This Year: IMTS Virtual Field Trip for Students

By: Peter Zelinski
Videos aimed at young people will be filmed at IMTS and broadcast during three days of the show. Encourage the teachers you know to register for this online experience of applied math and science.

Chat with the Young People at IMTS

By: Derek Korn
Attending IMTS? If so, take advantage of opportunities to interact with the students who also will be there.

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