Manufacturing’s Top Workforce Challenges


Perception problems, a skills deficit, and recruiting/retention hurdles: These are the top workforce challenges facing manufacturers, according to Carolyn Lee, who leads the Manufacturing Institute. In this interview, Lee said automation engineers; roles in data science, computer science, and cybersecurity; and team leads for innovation and R&D are among the most difficult positions to fill. Meanwhile, this news story spotlights efforts by MAGNET — Northeast Ohio’s MEP and an OMA Connections Partner — to grow the Cleveland area’s talent pool. 11/2/2023