Changing Workforce / Career Development

Perspective: The government must help match workers with manufacturing jobs

By Martin Scaglione, CEO of Hope Street Group, for The Hill

Jun 05, 2017

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Despite stated commitments by many to support well-paying manufacturing jobs, a fundamental challenge persists: matching workers with those jobs and the career pathways they provide.

Solving this problem is not a simple prospect. Despite the best of efforts, there has been a persistent inability to “sync the signals” between companies and educators. Far too often, companies are advancing their technology, processes and job functions, but at the same time, aren’t signaling what competencies they need to those who train workers — community colleges, universities and local workforce training programs — or if they are, those entities often aren’t making needed adjustments. But this can be fixed.

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