“Manufacturing is essential to the health of the United States because it creates wealth. Being able to produce goods to sell throughout the world, while creating lucrative careers for people, makes for a strong and healthy economy. Creating products that the world demands creates jobs, which also helps lower unemployment and increase average household incomes,” says Aaron Wiegel, President and Owner of Wiegel Tool Works. “In today’s manufacturing world, we don’t just require labor, we require skilled labor. This skilled labor pool comes from universities, community colleges, trade schools, and companies themselves. STEM skills are essential to have a good and successful career in manufacturing.”
Aaron Wiegel shares ideas on how to attract new talent and get more involved as manufacturers to support the manufacturing industry. He also adds how manufacturers can change the negative perception of manufacturing careers, which has plagued the industry.
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