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Keith Jennings of Cutting Tool Engineering discusses what he looks for in evaluating and hiring young employees. Cultivating the future of machining By: Keith Jennings (Cutting Tool Engineering) As Ive said many times before: Time flies when youre busy, and it sure has this year. One area keeping me busy is finding skilled workers. In the recent past, Ive had several opportunities to meet and communicate with younger job candidates. One was a high school career fair where I spoke with teenagers and other young people seeking career guidance and recommendations. I also responded to an email from a 19-year-old machinist who wanted career advice, including what habits and skills owners and managers are looking for in young, inexperienced employees. I appreciated the interest and the articulate, logical questions from decent kids trying to position themselves for a successful career. While pondering my answers, I realized how many young people need to hear this information and how important
Manufacturers are always looking to find, develop, and maintain talent. With a shortage of trained, educated workers, this process is becoming more and more important for long-term success in the industry. Steve VanNostrand investigates these issues and looks at how incorporating best practices can improve business, brand, and market share. Bridging the Skills Gap: Best Practices for Finding, Keeping and Growing Talent By: Steve VanNostrand A shortage of trained, educated workers is forcing the manufacturing industry to change how it finds and retains talent. A survey of manufacturing executives by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte ranked access to a highly skilled, flexible workforce as the most important factor in their success -- 20 percentage points higher than other factors, such as new product innovation or increased market share. Against these challenges, manufacturing companies need new ways to build and retain not only qualified engineers and welders, but positions