Gen Z Is the Answer to the Skills Gap— They Just Don’t Know It Yet

“With their unique characteristics and career outlook, the Gen Z workforce can help solve the manufacturing skills gap. But lack of awareness and misperceptions about the industry are holding them back. That all adds up to a big opportunity for manufacturers to change their outreach, hiring and benefit strategies to connect with this generation of potential workers. Having witnessed the massive debt and competitive job market many millennials faced upon graduation, Gen Z is determined to make practical educational decisions with an emphasis on financial stability. For many of them, a four-year college degree is only necessary if it’s a requirement for their ultimate career goals. Instead, they’re considering alternative education options that require less time and money to set them on their future paths.”

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