- Indiana manufacturers are working to attract and maintain a pool of skilled workers as factories face a dearth of new talent, Market Watch reported this week.
- Some of the best and often copied tactics to entice new workers combine educational programs with on site manufacturing jobs.
- Subaru created a special program with Vincennes University for a two year program that puts graduates in possession of an associate's degree and the high potential for a job offer.
Manufacturing companies are among the latest to identify the need to get creative to entice millennials. Often it's a two-way problem as millennials are not breaking down the factory doors and manufacturing companies are not reaching out to employ them.
The supply chain is not the first place many newcomers to the workforce will look. On the surface, it is not obvious how technical skills can marry up with supply chain jobs. A big part of the problem is that there needs to be an effort to educate potential new workers about the opportunity for creative jobs that use some of the same skills seen in high tech jobs, such as programming and robotics.