Careers in Manufacturing
June 6, 2014
Finding qualified CNC machine operators and other manufacturing personnel today can be challenging and raises questions about future workforce availability. One solution, of course, is to work with local schools to encourage students to consider a career in manufacturing and point them toward appropriate educational opportunities.
Unfortunately, many young people are dissuaded by a stereotypical view of manufacturing as an undesirable career option because they have very little understanding of how much the industry has changed over the years.
Here are 7 myths heard by human resource professionals when they discuss manufacturing with students, and some simple answers to set the record straight.
Myths, like these, are roadblocks to the industry’s efforts to build the next generation of manufacturing professionals. The best way to dispel these myths is to reach out to high school, college and technical schools to bring students a realistic picture of the advantages of a manufacturing career.