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Hands On: Manufacturing Needs A New Look

To attract new workers, manufacturers are going to need to change their image. Few young people relish the idea of punching the clock at a factory and grinding out eight tedious, unchanging hours anymore. Here are some ideas that we can borrow from other industries in order to show potential employees how modern manufacturing has evolved.

The State Of Manufacturing 2017

Northwest Minnesota Roll-out Event

The State of Manufacturing is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota’s manufacturers. It will reveal their perceptions and opinions on the economy and other major issues impacting business. Come and hear this year’s survey results and honor the contributions of our region’s manufacturers to our economy.

How Minnesota employers are trying to get more students interested in manufacturing

If you’re looking for a career in a growing industry that pays more and requires less time in school, then manufacturing might be a good fit. That’s the message of local leaders in the industry who are working to recruit young employees and students for careers in manufacturing, a field that provides employment to nearly half a million Minnesotans.

Remedy the Skills Gap with Apprenticeship Programs

A 2015 report by the Manufacturing Institute states nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled over the next decade and two million are expected to go unfilled due to a major lack of skilled candidates.