A skilled workforce is the fuel for the manufacturing industry’s engine of growth. As per a report by Deloitte, approximately 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled in the U.S. from 2015 to 2025. It further forecasts that the skills gap will leave 2 million of these jobs unfilled. And without sufficient […]
In my earlier blog post, I spoke about what can be done today to encourage the next generation to embrace STEM disciplines, especially for women. In this blog, let’s see why women entering the manufacturing industry is equivalent to the “Growth Stage” of a product life cycle.
The Manufacturing Institute mentioned in a report that although women represent nearly 47% of the total US labor force, they make up less than a third (27%) of the manufacturing workforce. However, despite these numbers, modern women manufacturers have created noteworthy strides in what has been traditionally perceived as a male-oriented industry. Women in manufacturing are not just leading in […]
Modern manufacturing has become a digitally driven sector, and it is no longer solely the “dirty and dangerous” occupation it has long been perceived to be. Today, there are many tech-centric and highly paid positions available at manufacturing companies. This makes a persuasive case for technologically savvy women to build a successful career in this sector. In our pursuit to attract more women to the […]
Women wanting to work in manufacturing may be hesitant about the choice for a variety of reasons. To provide inspiration, we continue our series on top women in manufacturing. Read on to learn more about successful women who have carved a niche for themselves in the industry.
“It is not inevitable, but it is highly likely, that manufacturing will remain male dominated for some time to come.” – Carol Burke, Head, Unipart Manufacturing Representing 47 percent of the general workforce and only a third of the manufacturing workforce, women still remain an untapped resource. In order for the manufacturing industry to reach […]
Earlier in our series featuring women in manufacturing you read about why the manufacturing industry needs more women. Now let’s talk about how to get more women to work for manufacturing organizations. As per a report published by the Manufacturing Institute, while women represent nearly 47% of the total US labor force, they make up less […]
Driven by the ever-evolving complexity in buyer behavior, technological advancements, and competitive pressures, the manufacturing industry is undergoing a massive change. Manufacturing is no longer simply about making physical products. A strong manufacturing industry needs skilled workers to grow, innovate, and be globally competitive. However, the gender gap in the manufacturing industry is still wide. […]
In the final blog post of this series, let’s take a look at ways to ensure an increase in the number of skilled workers in the manufacturing sector. The U.S. manufacturing industry is experiencing a time of incredible growth and is considered the world’s 8th largest economy. The country is benefiting from this success, but so are […]
Creating the next generation of engineers and scientists is critical to any country’s economy, which demands more skilled workers and a wider range of available talent. It is estimated that over the next decade nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled as per the Skills Gap report by Deloitte in association with the […]