Op-Ed: Time to Worry About the Manufacturing-Skills Gap (CNBC)

Too many people view manufacturers as outdated factories filled with line jobs – not as innovative, inventive businesses, where workers develop and use the latest technology and build lasting, middle class careers.

To remain globally competitive, we need to encourage more young people to pursue educational tracks that can lead to a successful manufacturing career.

That is the focus of Manufacturing Day (Oct. 2), when companies in all 50 states will open their doors to students, parents and educators and showcase the high-skilled, innovative careers that are available in manufacturing.

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