Next Generation Manufacturing Challenge
A skilled engineering and shop floor workforce is necessary for competing in today’s global markets. Decades of U.S. manufacturing decline has disenfranchised young workers from a career in critical shop floor skills such as welding and machining. Manufacturing jobs today require people to work collaboratively across the manufacturing floor. Trained trade skill talent has not kept pace with the current resurgence of U.S. manufacturing and its evolving needs. This places significant pressure on supply chains competing for scarce manufacturing workforce resources.
In recognition of these issues, the goal of Project MFG: Next Generation Manufacturing Challenge is to ignite change, by promoting the value of a career in the manufacturing trades and accelerating new entrants into the workforce, elevating the prestige of these careers, and aligning industry and defense requirements, educational programs, and commercial capabilities and capacities through private-public partnerships.
The Challenge is a series of event-based competitive skills competition culminating in a national competition at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago in September 2020.
You are invited to support the next generation of advanced manufacturing workforce by attending the event as they compete head to head to determine the best!