We have all heard the statistics.
The US manufacturing sector has contributed close to $2.17 trillion to the economy in 2015.
The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte have jointly estimated that about 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will open up over the next 10 years.
With the recent spate of reshoring activities and better trade relations with the developing world, seems like production is back at the forefront of the US GDP!
There is one serious issue though that has the entire country scrambling to find counter measures. It is known as the “Skill Gap.”
Out of the fabled 3.5 million vacancies, about 2 million will go unfilled because of a lack of suitable candidates.
The world wants US products. But the nation’s hands are tied. Unless it can get graduates and school students to change their perception of manufacturing and take an active interest in the industry, there is no way to capitalize on the influx of opportunities that have already started coming its way.
The National Manufacturing Day is An Effective Step in the Right Direction:
Within a few short years, the National Manufacturing Day has caught on in terms of popularity. Celebrated every year on the first Friday of October, it is a ritualistic mingling and connection of demand (manufacturing companies) and talent (school and college students) in an authentic setting.
Businesses invite potential employees into the very heart of their manufacturing operations and give them a glimpse of what it is like to be working with cutting edge technologies like robotics to create everything from weapons to medical equipment. Students who will be helming the ship of production in the coming few decades get to realize the benefits of a career in manufacturing like better pay, more health and welfare perks and direct involvement in strengthening the infrastructure of the country.
They walk away from the experience enriched and informed. Experts are hopeful that the National Manufacturing Day held this October the 7th will take forward this understanding and clarity resulting in a spontaneous bridging of the Skill Gap.
Connectronics Has Been a Mainstay of Manufacturing:
A recognized custom producer of specialized connectors and interconnection systems that supply:
- High-Current Connectors for stage and entertainment lighting
- High Voltage Connectors & Underwater Connectors for aerospace and defense
- Multi-pin Connectors for commercial, nuclear and space application purposes
Connectronics Corp. understands the importance of manufacturing like no other and wholeheartedly supports the endeavor of the National Manufacturing Day.