CASE STUDY: Attracting the Workforce of Tomorrow

Addressing root causes of the talent shortage is a top priority for Alliance for Working Together (AWT), a nonprofit based in Lake County that includes about 100 manufacturers, support businesses and educators.

Toward that goal, AWT’s annual RoboBots competition is a fun, exciting forum for reaching high school students along with a Junior Bots program for middle school students. Student teams spend months designing and building their robots. The teams work with a mentor from a local manufacturing company, which gives them exposure to additional expertise – and today’s manufacturing workplace.

Read more about AWT’s manufacturing career-supporting programs, including Summer Manufacturing Institute and ThinkMFG Career Expo. 9/11/2018