Category Archives: Internships

Internships, apprenticeships and developing new workers

Among the most common issues GLTAAC hears from manufacturers is the difficulty of recruiting new workers. The manufacturing workforce is aging, and attracting new workers is an ongoing challenge. To compound the challenge, employers need more highly skilled workers prepared to operate advanced machinery. The issue has gained a lot of attention. A 2011 study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing

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Manufacturers’ Moan – part 2: “Need More Skilled Workers!”

In “Part 1” of this blog, we mentioned how at the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center we often hear from small and medium-sized manufacturers about the problem of finding and keeping skilled workers. We explored some programs that have been launched by consortia with national and state funding assistance. But what can you do if you’re fully employed at

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