Industry Today Volume 22 Issue 1

ccording to the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, 9 out of 10 manufacturers are optimistic about the future. Yet, the same survey also found 7 in 10 manufacturers expressing serious concerns about their ability to find the skilled workers they need to maintain this momentum. The gap between the volume of open jobs in the man- ufacturing sector and the number of workers INDUSTRY TODAY 5 FOCUS - MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE A