ADVANCED MANUFACTURING: THE UNTAPPED RESOURCE
Companies are facing an increasing workforce shortage in advanced manufacturing. Although jobs in manufacturing pay better than jobs in other industries, women are less likely to pursue a career in that industry. They only comprise a quarter of the manufacturing labor workforce and make up only 2% of the CEOs in these industries. Manufacturing today no longer the dark, dirty, and dangerous industry it was during the last century, but that perception lingers for 80% of the country. To address America's growing workforce needs, the perception of manufacturing must be shifted from an industry which relies on brawn to one that requires brains.
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