Survey Finds More Young People Aware of Manufacturing Careers

Members of Generation Z are hearing the message that manufacturing offers rewarding career opportunities. That’s the finding of a survey by Leading2Lean (L2L), which says 32% of young Americans ages 18-22 have had manufacturing suggested to them as a career option, compared to 18% of Millennials and only 13% of the general population. The L2L Manufacturing Index also found that a majority (59%) of Generation Z agrees trade schools offer promising career opportunities for high school students.

Despite the positive trends, more education and communication are needed, L2L says, since too many members of Generation Z are not cognizant of the high-tech nature of modern manufacturing. 7/30/2019