Editorial: Collaboration Can Fix Manufacturing Talent Shortage

Radical collaboration among manufacturers, state and local governments, academia, community leaders, non-profits, students, and workers is the key to addressing manufacturing’s talent shortage. That’s the message of a recent IndustryWeek article by Ethan Karp — president and CEO of OMA Connections Partner MAGNET — and Jessica Borza — executive director of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition, an OMA-endorsed sector partnership.

Specifically, the duo mentions the need to attract diverse talent, provide innovative training, and celebrate manufacturing careers. 7/26/2021