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Public Perception of Manufacturing Mixed but Improving

The good news: Americans continue to believe that the health of the manufacturing industry is vitally important to the health of the country’s economy. And, increasingly, Americans believe that manufacturing jobs of the future will require high tech skill…
The good news: Americans continue to believe that the health of the manufacturing industry is vitally important to the health of the country’s economy. And, increasingly, American… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/public-perception-manufacturing-mixed-improving/

Open Days Really Can Change the Image of Manufacturing

There are few better ways to transform the image of manufacturing amongst the next generation than by allowing young people to see for themselves what manufacturing looks like first hand.
Popular Discussions There are few better ways to transform the image of manufacturing amongst the next generation than by allowing young people to see for themselves what manufa… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/open-days-really-can-change-image-manufacturing/

Skills Certification Awards on the Rise. Is This a Positive Sign?

Are more workers being attracted to expanding career opportunities in manufacturing? One potential indicator that they are came recently from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) which controls certification programs for industrial worke…
Popular Discussions Are more workers being attracted to expanding career opportunities in manufacturing? One potential indicator that they are came recently from the National… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/skills-certification-awards-rise-positive-sign/

Manufacturing and Millennials: Why Closing The Generation Gap Is Critical

You must have been asleep if you haven’t noticed the global indicators over the last few months showing the U.S. manufacturing sector enjoying a much-welcomed period of sustained growth. But continued expansion for U.S. companies in the longer term will d…
You must have been asleep if you haven’t noticed the global indicators over the last few months showing the U.S. manufacturing sector enjoying a much-welcomed period of sustained … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-and-millennials-why-closing-generation-gap-critical/

Workforce Diversity Creates Competitive Advantage

In the early 1970s, my mother decided to go back to work. Following a new marriage a few years earlier, she had tried to play the role of stay-at-home mom, but it didn’t suit her.
Popular Blogs In the early 1970s, my mother decided to go back to work. Following a new marriage a few years earlier, she had tried to play the role of stay-at-home mom, but it … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/workforce-diversity-creates-competitive-advantage/

Manufacturing's Profile Rises, But Not Among the Young

Perhaps partly as an echo from the current political campaign, public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to overall economic prosperity and of the competitiveness of US manufacturing appear to be on the rise, according to a recently-released sur…
Perhaps partly as an echo from the current political campaign, public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to overall economic prosperity and of the competitiveness of US … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturings-profile-rises-not-among-young/

Mark Your Calendar: October 5 Is Manufacturing Day

Against the backdrop of a U.S. manufacturing sector that lost 15,000 jobs in the month of August, the organizers of Manufacturing Day, scheduled for October 5, have quite a challenge on their hands. On that day of days, they must get a young generation ex…
Against the backdrop of a U.S. manufacturing sector that lost 15,000 jobs in the month of August, the organizers of Manufacturing Day, scheduled for October 5, have quite a challe… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/mark-your-calendar-october-5-manufacturing-day/

Targeting Tomorrow's Engineers: How Low Should You Go?

On today's Manufacturing Leadership Coucil monthly TeleConnect call, participants agreed that attracting the best and the brightest to careers in engineering and manufacturing will continue to present a huge challenge in 2012 and beyond. .
On today's Manufacturing Leadership Coucil monthly TeleConnect call, participants agreed that attracting the best and the brightest to careers in engineering and manufacturing wil… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/targeting-tomorrows-engineers-how-low-should-you-go/

Skills Shortage? Why Not Hire Military Veterans?

The US Department of Labor recently reported that, in April, 10.9% of post-9/11 military veterans are unemployed. T
The US Department of Labor recently reported that, in April, 10.9% of post-9/11 military veterans are unemployed. That's two percentage points higher than the overall 8.5% unemplo… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/skills-shortage-why-not-hire-military-veterans/

Volkswagen Investments Change the Image of Manufacturing

While manufacturers in many Western countries continue to struggle to get young high-achievers interested in manufacturing careers, manufacturers in Germany don't seem to share this problem.
While manufacturers in many Western countries continue to struggle to get young high-achievers interested in manufacturing careers, manufacturers in Germany don't seem to share th… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/volkswagen-investments-change-image-manufacturing1/

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