Manufacturing jobs are plentiful, but the face of these jobs is changing. Recruiters and hiring managers are looking for candidates with an advanced skill set. These are skills that educators can ensure their students possess before they graduate and join the workforce. Certain skills will ensure students are marketable, and that their skills will allow them to be successful on their first day of a new job.
What Employers Want to Share with Educators:
- Manufacturing jobs are going high tech – from robotics to hydraulics and pneumatics to fluid power, today's jobs require knowledge of highly technical concepts.
- Manufacturing Automation is key – from design and 3D printing, lasers and robotics, people are looking for smarter ways to do business as they continually improve processes, which is why…
- Innovators wanted – the manufacturing process is more streamlined than ever before. Employers are looking to empower people with the vision to make the processes safer and more efficient, and that takes critical thinkers.
- Technicians are in rising demand – employers are looking for people who can program, operate, troubleshoot and maintain the technical components of their jobs
- Some skills prove the test of time – welders, machinists, CNC operators, and industrial mechanics have a strong job outlook in the coming years. Though these may not be new skills, the way you teach these skills may affect student retention and performance later.
- Math is more important than ever – from programing to robotics, math skills are applicable to almost every position today. Math proficiency is a highly marketable skill.
- Certifications matter – certifications put students at the head of the pack because they mean students can demonstrate knowledge and proficiency, and suggest students will be more successful on the job with less individual training and coaching.
- Soft Skills are more important today than ever – employers are looking for communicators and problem solvers, in addition to technical skills. Someone who can clearly articulate an idea or concept, and work with the team to problem solve is successful in almost any arena.
Get employers to compete for your students. In order to connect your classroom with “real world” learning opportunities, you need to have the proper tools in place. Moss has training and certification tools to ensure your students will be successful during their next phase. These tools are appropriate for both technical high schools and colleges. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation with an Education Specialist.