H2WMA Supports Cass-Lake Bena High School

The Highway 2West Manufacturers’ Association is proud to support the Cass Lake-Bena High School in securing Bemidji as a regional robotics competition event host site.

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.

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.