According to a recent Allegheny Conference on Community Development study, our region will need to fill 340,000 jobs over the next 10 years. But the study also found that given this projected growth, we could face a shortage of 80,000 workers, and many of these jobs could go unfilled in the next decade simply because younger workers lack the necessary skills to immediately step into these positions.
Manufacturers and communities must stand together to poise the industry as a viable career option by improving the overall image of manufacturing. The U.S. federal and state governments must also continue and increase their focus on improving the education system and business must do their part to support the effort. Hamill has been a participant and leader in this area, we strive to provide apprenticeships and internships to improve the attitude towards the manufacturing background.