A Guide to Convince Youth to Pursue Manufacturing Jobs [PART 4]
Posted by Bert Maes on June 8, 2011
PART 4: Understand the needs of manufacturers
Simply put: manufacturers look for ready-trained, on-demand and enterprise-ready talent with following skills:
- Ability to operate sophisticated computerized machinery, follow complex blueprints and demonstrate high
- Ability to verify information, critically analyze, recognize patterns, analyze data sets, synthesize, creative
problem solving and thus improve manufacturing processes.
- Success in communicating ideas, participating on a diverse team, considering alternative perspectives,
collaborate with other experts on a global playing field (languages!)
- Ability to communicate in a variety of media, to participate in networks, and to navigate distributed
- Track record of personal management, planning ahead and persistence and initiative demonstrating
independent work and judgment
- Management, legal and sales/marketing skills
But many companies seem to get disappointed by the quality of graduates from local training programs. In terms of competency as well as attitude (morale and timeliness).