Workforce Development

Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled. To compete and succeed globally, manufacturers in the United States require a high-quality, highly skilled workforce.

The NAM is a leader in the push for legislative solutions and continues to partner with educational partners, state groups and manufacturers to ensure that the next generation of life-changing technologies is manufactured in the United States.

Workforce Development and Training

The Manufacturing Institute

Creators Wanted


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Press Releases

  • 11/17/2017
    Creators Wanted: The Future of Work Is Now in Modern Manufacturing
    With more than 3.5 million manufacturing job openings expected over the next decade, according to the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) affiliate, The Manufacturing Institute, the NAM and Mahindra unveiled today a new series as a part of the NAM’s “Creators Wanted” campaign—a sustained effort to answer manufacturers’ workforce challenges by enhancing perceptions of modern manufacturing careers through advertising, digital targeting and storytelling about the people who represent the present and future of the industry.
  • 10/06/2017
    Indiana Manufacturers Rally in Celebration of Manufacturing Day
    Today, hundreds of manufacturers across Indiana will participate in Manufacturing Day in partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) and sponsored by Allegion’s Indianapolis-based operations.
  • 10/06/2017
    Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Small Manufacturing Facility in Maryland
    U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is joining the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) at Marlin Steel Wire Products in Baltimore today to tour the facility, meet with employees and highlight the profound impact manufacturing has on the economy as part of Manufacturing Day.