Manufacturing is currently facing a serious skill gap and too many of today's workforce don't view manufacturing as offering a bright career path. They could not be more wrong.

Manufacturing Matters

Millions of jobs are projected to remain vacant over the next decade because employers won’t be able to find workers with the skills needed to fill them. Part of the problem is that people don’t know what a modern-day manufacturing job really looks like. Gone are the days of mindless assembly work; today's manufacturing employees use complex technology and are expected to lead by providing solutions to issues they encounter in their jobs.

"Everything we touch use or consume is manufactured. The people that work the plant floor are the reason we have those things... They're the talent that changes things. They're the talent that innovates. The motivation and the ability for them to have impact is an important element of what we do."

Keith Barr, Leading2Lean CEO

explore the stories

To help inform the public on the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy and the pride of manufacturing workers, Leading2Lean has created a program we call People of the Plant Floor.

We invite you to explore our videos and learn about the challenges, values and belief in the importance of manufacturing for People of the Plant Floor.


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