Today’s young people want to solve problems, start businesses, make waves, and make money. But, to accomplish those things, they think they have to be surgeons, lawyers, or Steve Jobs. They don’t understand that manufacturing careers offer real opportunities to do work that saves lives, puts men on Mars, and creates our quality of life.
Many parents and schools do not encourage their kids to pursue manufacturing careers either, resulting in a critical lack of understanding and interest among the next generation of talent. This is at a time when manufacturing could not need that talent more.