Nebraska manufacturers want to bust stereotypes, attract youth

By Nebraska Radio Network

Jul 20, 2016

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Nebraska manufacturers need skilled workers and are finding out they have to change perceptions to successfully recruit them.

Two manufacturers, MetalQuest of Hebron and Distefano Technology and Manufacturing of Omaha, are the latest recipients of state grants to connect youth with careers in manufacturing and technology.

Manufacturing executives are quick to point out modern manufacturing requires skilled workers to operate in a high-tech environment. Gone are the days of the single, overhead light bulb barely illuminating a dirty workplace.

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