Across America, millions of manufacturers are working every day to make America, and over the next decade, manufacturers are expected to hire 3.5 million more people to do it. Unfortunately, nearly half of those jobs may go unfilled due to a lack of trained workers.
Our Creators Wanted campaign is designed to raise awareness about opportunities in manufacturing and share the stories of young manufacturers who are pursuing fulfilling careers and changing the world in the process.
We caught up with Lienne Pyzik, a 23-year-old scientist at Lilly, a manufacturer of life-improving technologies, to ask what about modern manufacturing she finds most rewarding.
What was your path to becoming part of modern manufacturing?
My first internship involved manufacturing many of the paper products that you use every day, and I was enamored with my newfound ability to create something tangible for others. I met Lilly at the career fair the following year and was hooked on the idea of mass-producing innovative, lifesaving medicine!
What do you like best about your job?
Knowing that everything revolves around making quality, life-changing medicine on a global scale. It is inspiring to know that my everyday work makes life better for millions of people.
Thinking about the next 5 to 10 years, what excites you most about where modern manufacturing is going?
Manufacturing involvement in human rights and environmental campaigns is steadily growing. I’m excited to see the positive impacts that this changing mindset will have on both our business and consumers!
Young people can go into lots of different careers—health care, banking, retail, etc. What are the advantages of going into modern manufacturing?
Manufacturing’s scope is massive; you don’t have to choose just one career! You can pursue health care and manufacturing (pharma), retail and manufacturing (logistics), nutrition and manufacturing (food science). Endless opportunities!
If you had to give young people the best reason to go into modern manufacturing, what would it be?
The noblest thing you can do is use your skills to benefit those in need. I encourage you to do just that and to do so on a global scale!
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