STEM Education / Career Development

Long Island students 'have no idea' what manufacturing is, execs say

By Newsday

May 23, 2016

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More than 2,300 technology-related manufacturing jobs have been posted on Long Island over the last 12 months, according to a workforce skills nonprofit, yet executives said many students in the region are unaware of the career potential and even lack comprehension of what manufacturing is.

“If you [ask] a sixth grader what manufacturing is, they probably have no idea,” said Teresa Ferraro, president of East/West Industries.

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