Changing times in employment need change in message in the schools

Excerpt from the Janesville Gazette article… Jim Morgan, president of the WMC Foundation, agrees that educators, parents and the media still cling to the misguided notion that manufacturing is dirty, dark and dangerous.

“What seems to be missing in the current system is a broad understanding by today’s students of the jobs available,” Morgan wrote in a recent WMC column. “They simply cannot select an occupation that they don’t know exists.”

“The workplace is not that linear and easily defined,” Morgan said. “Right now, there are shortages of engineers, welders, CNC operators, machinists and masons. Some of those require work experience, some apprenticeships, some technical degrees, some fouryear degrees or more.

“Let’s make sure everyone knows the market, because the market will drive us to success.”

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