Careers in Manufacturing
March 13, 2015
Women make up 47% of the US workforce, but only 24% work in manufacturing. This amounts to a largely untapped resource for new talent. However misconceptions of both employers and young women may be keeping the number of females in the industry so low.
A new survey, an organization powered by the Precision Metalforming Association and dedicated to advancing the role of women in the manufacturing sector, presents an interesting picture of the perceptions of women currently working in manufacturing and young women contemplating their career paths. Here are some of the key findings:
Clearly this represents a significant opportunity for manufacturers seeking the next generation of CNC machine operators, programmers and managers. What can you do?
Of course all of this takes planning and a commitment to focus on recruiting women which, as manufacturers struggle to find and hold onto good talent, may just give you another leg up on the competition.