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How Skills Initiatives Can Benefit Manufacturers & Practical Tips to Get Started

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  • September 26, 2019

Al Guarnieri and Stacy Wood wrote an article in Reliable Plant on an effective way to address an escalating concern for manufacturers: the need for skilled labor. 

"Skills initiatives are one type of workforce training program some manufacturers are turning to as a solution," Al and Stacy wrote. "These initiatives encompass a wide range of programs but are often styled as apprenticeships and fit under the umbrella of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)."

"Across the country, community colleges and even some high schools have developed skills initiatives that can help companies find and train the talent they need," they continued. "In addition, some companies have created their own skills initiatives, sometimes in cooperation with community colleges. By working with local educational institutions and government officials and following best practices in employment law, manufacturers can maximize the benefits of these programs."

You can read the full article here. Reliable Plant is a resource for executives, plant managers, and others in the manufacturing industry.