“Manufacturing faces a serious skills gap. Part of this gap is the underrepresentation of women in the industry.” — The Manufacturing Institute
Did you know that while women make up approximately 50% of the labor force, they make up only about 24% of the manufacturing labor force?
Manufacturers are scrambling to fill their need for skilled professionals, and the women of the future will fill a big part of that. In 2013, approximately 600,000 manufacturing jobs were unfilled because companies couldn’t find qualified workers to fill them.
In the coming years, many manufacturers will turn to women to fill that need.Continue Reading