Changing Workforce

Nebraska's governor leads statewide tour to spotlight manufacturing, promote industry careers for National Manufacturing Month

By Nebraska Radio Network

Oct 04, 2017

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It is manufacturing month, and Nebraskans in the industry hope a statewide tour this week can dispel manufacturing myths.

The statewide tour led by Nebraska's governor begins today.

“Manufacturing, although it is the second largest industry in the state, suffers from an image problem,” says Scott Volk, Vice President of MetalQuest of Hebron, and chair of the Nebraska Manufacturing Advisory Council.

Volk uses his own story to sell the sector. Volk graduated at the top of his class in Norfolk, but wanted to work with his hands, not go to a four-year college. High school advisors questioned his decision and tried to talk him out of it.

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