Dirty. Dangerous. Mind-numbing.
That is what a large percentage of American teenagers think of manufacturing. Fifty-two percent of the same group have no interest whatsoever in a manufacturing career. And in the most recent U.S. Public Opinions on Manufacturing report by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, manufacturing came in last as the career of choice among Generation Y (ages 19-33 years).
A new study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, "The skills gap in U.S. manufacturing 2015 and beyond," illustrates just how dire the situation has become.