50 schools contributing to skilled manufacturing labor force

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced today that more than 50 high schools, technical colleges and four-year universities have joined its “M-List,” a program to encourage young people to consider manufacturing careers.

“To remain competitive in the global marketplace, manufacturers require a highly skilled workforce–from the production floor to the design studio to the C-suite,” NAM’s press release stated. “The select schools on the M-List have arranged their coursework around industry standards, and they make sure students earn credentials that are in the NAM-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System.” NAM says that this trusted standard “takes the guesswork out of hiring the welders, machinists, production workers, and other key positions that make manufacturing hum.”

See more about NAM’s M-List here.

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