Detroit-area Paslin wants to cultivate the next generation of skilled workers in the manufacturing industry, and the company is taking the lead in this initiative.
The United States cannot maintain its position as the world’s manufacturing leader unless it develops and maintains a skilled workforce, COO Kerry Hammer says. “We want to develop new, upcoming talent,” he says. “The demand is so strong.”
The trouble is, people entering this field have an outdated perception of the manufacturing world. “Manufacturing has become a dirty word in high school,” Hammer insists. As a result, too few secondary schools encourage it as a viable profession that offers good wages and benefits.