Manufacturing has an image problem. To the general public, and most importantly to high school and college-aged youths, manufacturing work is perceived to be back-breaking, tedious, dirty, and dangerous. This perception is a major contributor to the “skills gap” in manufacturing, with companies struggling to find workers to fill jobs in the factory despite high unemployment rates. People just don’t want to work in manufacturing, and young people are not interested in learning the skills needed to get those jobs.
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