Sunday, January 16, 2011

How can we make manufacturing sexy again?

See the new place on Facebook to explore and communicate about manufacturing.


  1. Harry Moser • I think the video is great. I already forwarded the link. We need a higher quantity and, on average, a higher quality of skilled manufacturing workforce to compete successfully. If the program is as good as the video, Mahoning is part of the solution.

  2. Keith • I'm hoping I can connect to the right people in my area in order to offer an opportunity like this to some of our HS students. Calhoun County ISD has a nice course with support of several local tool and mold shops.

  3. Roger Sustar • We would like to have Auburn Career Center as a feeder system for Lakeland Community College and our Manufacturing workforce. Unfortunately right now there is no program at the high school level for Manufacturing.
    We are working to get a Manufacturing degree at Lakeland CC.
    This all would be a feeder system farm system for Manufactuiring employees.
    Hope this helps your review.

  4. Miles Free • A structural problem that keeps Vocational high schools from being such a feeder is that the home school guidance counselors seem to have their marching orders to keep the students in their home schools so that the budget monies per student don't leave the system. So the only students that get career counseling to go "vocational" are the few troublemakers they would like to not have to deal with.

    So many students who would thrive in a vocational program find themselves instead in an academic program for a college major that does not give "skills." What exactly is a the payback for a BS in "International Film Studies?"

    Until we address the systemic bias to keep the students and their Monies at the home school, we will continue to see VO-ed programs shrink and /or close for "lack of interest."

  5. Richard Stape • Roger, We currently feed Youngstown State University, Kent State University, University of Akron, Akron CNC Training, Precision Manufacturing Institute and many more with training in Precision Machining, both manual and CNC. The only problem we have is that students are seemingly not interested in what we have to offer as a career choice. If you send me some literature for your school, I'd be glad to make it available to what few students I do have. Currently, all of the capable students are employed as they are every year.