MANUFACTURING AND THE TRADES
According to a 2018 Deloitte Institute study, U.S. manufacturers could see 2.4 million manufacturing jobs go unfilled between now and 2028. That's 53 out of every 100 job vacancies.1 According to manufacturing executives, the top three reasons for this are:
- New skills required due to new manufacturing technologies
- Misperceptions of manufacturing jobs
While we can't do anything about retirements, the Destinations Career Academy allows you to explore the many occupations that are possible with a high school degree and training in manufacturing, construction, and STEM.* That's right, STEM. Manufacturing and the trades have gone high-tech and understanding how technology works and how to apply it is critical in any job in this field.
Teachers at Destinations are helping students explore careers in the skilled trades and preparing them with the knowledge, hands-on experience, and certification test preparation that make them even more employable after graduation. Learn more from WIDCA teacher Brent Johnson in the video below.
*Career fields and pathways vary by school. Check with your school for its current offerings.
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 13, 2018. This job may require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.