A recent article about an expansion at Dunwoody College of Technology is just one sign of growth and support for manufacturing education. While the manufacturing industry in Minnesota continues to grow, the workforce has struggled to keep up at times.
With the increase in the demand for manufacturing skilled employees, the topic of manufacturing education keeps gaining attention. We’ve found this very interesting and want to keep an eye on the changes and opportunities.
Signs of Manufacturing Education Growth
Here are a few ways we’ve noticed additional support for manufacturing education.
- Dunwoody College of Technology Expansion – Growing to meet the ongoing needs to create skilled employees, partially required by the growth of students in Dunwoody’s School of Engineering.
- Minnesota State CAREERwise Education – A tool to help guide students when making education choices, including manufacturing education.
- STEM/STEAM Programs – We discussed this in an earlier blog, but you’ll find STEM programs in elementary schools, at Children’s Museums, and in many other educational institutes.
- High School programs – High school is a prime time for students to think about their future careers. Local high schools are creating programs to help guide students in their choices and educating them about the many successful possibilities, including manufacturing. Many technology organizations like NASA are partnering with schools to create opportunities for education and growth in technology and manufacturing.
Thankfully Telamco hasn’t experienced a problem with workforce shortages, mainly because of our long-term dedicated employees. We are extremely appreciative for their knowledge, skills and dedication in producing quality membrane switches. We know that we need to look towards our future and these educational programs are necessary.Learn more about Telamco