You may have read the blog entry “Money and prestige” that was posted on thefabricator.com in June. The post discussed why more young people aren’t taking advantage of training opportunities such as the one being offered by Marinette, Wis.-based shipbuilder Marinette Marine.
This topic was the focus of the June issue of “Tube Talk,” and feedback from that newsletter was featured both in the blog post and in the July e-newsletter, which prompted yet more feedback, including comments from engineers and educators. These comments are very similar in nature and indicate that we clearly have a handle on why young people are not motivated to enter manufacturing careers. It’s what to do about it that continues to be a topic for discussion.
“Tube Talk” readers have a few ideas. (more...)