Manufacturing Day 2018: Scotchman Opens its Doors to Inspire the Next Generation.

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Sep 27, 2018 4:18:37 PM

September 28, 2018

Dear Educators:

Manufacturing Day is a growing grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the shared challenges facing manufacturers today. The most pressing issue is a gap in skilled labor. Manufacturers’ ability to address this issue has been hindered by the public perception that careers in manufacturing are undesirable and by the lack of sufficient preparatory education. Both of these problems stem from a lack of understanding of present-day manufacturing environments, which are highly technical.

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Topics: Cold saw, Ironworker, Manufacturing Industry, Skills Gap, Future of Manufacturing, Education

Supporting Education Through Internships

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Jun 15, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Scotchman Industries has always had a close relationship with the Philip, SD community and the local high school (PHS) is no exception. Throughout the years Scotchman has opened their doors to high school students, enrolled in the School to Work (STW) program, who are interested in the manufacturing field.

For a majority of the 17-18 school year, PHS Senior Colton C. joined Scotchman's team of Engineers to learn the ropes and gain real life experience working in the Engineering Department.

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Topics: Education, Skills Gap, Manufacturing Industry

Women in Manufacturing at Scotchman Industries

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Mar 8, 2018 3:41:01 PM

Today's U.S. manufacturers are facing an impending skills gap as a generation of manufacturing workers prepare themselves for retirement. In the future, it is likely that U.S. manufacturers will try to bring back millions of factory jobs, to the United States, at the same time the industry is experiencing an increase of retirements from the aging workforce. If this prediction is correct, the manufacturing skills gap will continue to grow and create an even greater challenge for American manufacturers. The shortage of skilled workers is a serious challenge which needs to be addressed with high priority.

Combating the Manufacturing Skills Gap by Inspiring Women

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Topics: Manufacturing Industry, Future of Manufacturing, Skills Gap

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