Changing perceptions of manufacturing

Sunday, July 01, 2007

In Carroll County, Maryland, near Baltimore, a new manufacturers' group is launching an effort to change perceptions of manufacturing among students.

The Carroll County Manufacturing Consortium is forming partnerships to "rebrand" manufacturing. Read more. Carroll County is facing the same challenges other counties face: there is overcapacity in manufacturing training programs; not enough young people are not coming into the field.

The consortium wants to offer more college credits through apprenticeships in the workplace and through online learning.

On a national level, the national Association of manufacturers has launched "Dream It, Do It". Last week, they also announced a new initiative with SkillsUSA. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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