New Openness To Manufacturing Careers By Millennials

Attitudes towards manufacturing careers are beginning to change, a recent study of Millennials found …

From Advanced Manufacturing: 

Fortunately, a deeper look at the findings reveal that perceptions are changing among millennials.

For example, 37% of millennials think of manufacturing as being a high-tech career choice, which is significantly more than baby boomers (23%). Also, 49% of millennials believe engineering skills are needed in today’s manufacturing careers, compared with 41% of baby boomers.

This could be why almost half of millennials (47%) think there will be enough qualified professionals to fill the manufacturing industry’s job demands in the next 10 years. That’s a far more optimistic view than the 35% of gen Xers and baby boomers who think the demand will be met.