The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau, the Manufacturing Institute, and Deloitte all agree that as the workforce ages, and fewer young people choose careers in STEM, the skills gap and open manufacturing jobs will increase dramatically. Why are young people choosing careers outside of manufacturing and how can manufacturing companies support more programs in STEM to sustain a skilled workforce? Read this article to better understand societal factors that impact attracting young people to careers in manufacturing, the different programs manufacturing companies can invest in to combat these factors, and the short and long-term benefits of doing so.

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