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ERIC Number: EJ759663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Manufacturing Success
Reese, Susan
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, v82 n3 p14-17 Mar 2007
According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), "manufacturing is the engine that drives American prosperity". When NAM and its research and education arm, The Manufacturing Institute, released the handbook, "The Facts About Modern Manufacturing," in October 2006, NAM President John Engler noted, that manufacturing output in America is at the highest level in U.S. history and continues to support their economy, though the industry faces unprecedented challenges, including a serious shortage of skilled production workers, scientists and engineers that will intensify as the baby boom generation retires. NAM is taking actions to address the need for skilled workers in the industry and has launched the "Dream it. Do it." campaign and Web site, hoping to interest young people in careers in manufacturing. "Dream it. Do it." is an inspirational campaign to help young people think about their hopes and their dreams and their passions. According to the president of The Manufacturing Institute, manufacturing also offers a broad range of high-paying, interesting jobs with average annual compensation of nearly $65,000 for young people with the right skills and education. It is noted here that part of finding those interesting, creative and high-paying jobs means students have to go on after high school and get some postsecondary education. Thus, the author concludes that the success of the manufacturing industry is vital to a nation's economy, and career and technical education is vital to ensuring that success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; Wisconsin