The Manufacturing Executive
The Manufacturing Executive

Episode · 1 month ago

The NFL Draft, The NBA Draft and... The Manufacturing Skills Draft? w/ Dr. Jason Scales


You’ve probably heard about the infamous skills gap in manufacturing — a problem only made worse by the pandemic.

It has the potential to affect our lives in profound ways; even our national security is at stake.

And if we expect to solve it, we need to get creative — like, say, starting a nationally-televised Skills Draft?

That’s one of the creative solutions today’s guest, Dr. Jason Scales, Business Manager, Education at Lincoln Electric, proposes to avoid the coming skills depression.

In this episode, we discuss:

- Why COVID widened the skills gap

- What a Skills Draft is and why it could change the national culture around high-skilled employment

- What manufacturers should be doing to help today’s youth get excited for —and see a viable future in — the industry

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