There is a skills gap in manufacturing as well as a need to tell the “real tale” of what manufacturing is, to both students and their parents. Manufacturing has become a slick, technical, high-end, and very clean industry, and it offers a new world of opportunity. This Reuters article discusses how many students are getting in early on the opportunities of a manufacturing career. Many manufacturers are offering internships, even at the high school level. The article tells of one Wheeling high school student who took advantage of his school’s manufacturing program which offers internships with companies in the northwestern suburbs. The student is now planning to study for a career in the field. Another student started with a high school manufacturing internship and is now attending Harper College in pursuit of a manufacturing degree.

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