CBS, Blogging the Manufacturing Skills Gap

By March 11, 2008Education and Training

Cynthia Bowers, a CBS News correspondent based in Chicago, has been working on stories about the economy and manufacturing lately. She writes at the Couric & Co. blog, “Hey, Young People: Change The World … Through Manufacturing?

If you’re like me, you’ll be shocked to hear that there are thousands of high-paying jobs out there – and no one qualified to fill them. Even more surprising: They are in the manufacturing sector! America’s manufacturers are screaming to anyone who will listen that their obituary was written too soon.

Cynthia notes the NAM/Manufacturing Institute’s “Dream It! Do It!” campaign, which strives to make manufacturing a more appealing profession for young people.

Thanks for taking note, Cynthia and CBS folk.

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  • Interupting cow says:

    Manufacturing employment declined 59,000 last month- I’m sure a few of those workers are available for those vacant positions.

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