ADDRESSING THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SKILLS GAP IN AMERICA
Modern manufacturers use digital technology and computers to streamline production throughout the manufacturing process. While these technologies improve productivity, managers struggle to find people who possess the required skills and training to thrive in advanced manufacturing's technical environments. In fact, a national study surveying manufacturing executives conducted by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte reports that:
- 2 million advanced manufacturing positions will likely remain open over the next decade through 2025
- 84% of manufacturing executives surveyed in the study agree there is a talent shortage in U.S. manufacturing.
- The manufacturing executives surveyed also worry that nearly 60% of open positions at their companies remain unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers.
Multiple factors — including retiring technicians, fewer secondary students pursuing STEM subjects and outdated public perceptions about manufacturing– will likely cause this skills gap to worsen in the next decade. For this reason, manufacturers are looking to recruit new talent for some of the most essential jobs in the industry.
PREPARING THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNICIANS OF TOMORROW
At Devry Bootcamp, we believe in the democratization of technical skills development and promoting accelerated skills-based learning for everyone.
We want to connect more students to the training they need to support one of America's most vital industries. In 2015, manufacturers contributed $2.1 trillion to the U.S. economy and employed 12.3 million people, accounting for more than 8% of the U.S. workforce. Our goal is to help students learn technical skills, so they can readily join this modern manufacturing movement that will otherwise struggle to reach its full potential.
According to President and CEO of The National Association of Manufacturers Jay Timmons, "Growing a talented workforce helps ensure manufacturing will continue to be the bedrock of our economy and competitiveness."*
The Devry Bootcamp Advanced Manufacturing Programs can help shrink this workforce gap by providing training that builds students’ technical competencies in specific sectors of advanced manufacturing such as CNC machining, automation, and quality control.
DeVry University has delivered tech education for more than 80 years. We designed our new Advanced Manufacturing Programs in collaboration with industry partners who understand future trends in manufacturing and the skills students need for entry-level roles in the field.
MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY INSIGHTS FROM DEVRY BOOTCAMP
Make no mistake: Manufacturing is still big business in America. By some measures, it is bigger than ever. Exports of U.S.-manufactured goods has quadrupled over the last 25 years. Read the full article.
TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING REQUIRES NEW SKILLS:
Through our partnership with an innovative online technical education company, our bootcamp allows students from diverse educational backgrounds to dive into specific sectors of advanced manufacturing that fit their professional goals and interests.
Advanced Manufacturing Skills Development Programs Include:
These Technical Manufacturing Skills May Be Applied To A Variety of Industries
- Healthcare and Medical Devices
- Electrical Equipment
- Materials Processing
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil infrastructure
- Consumer products
Our Programs Are For Dedicated Individuals Who:
- Like tinkering with and operating machinery and tools
- Are interested in computers and hands-on work
- Enjoy problem-solving in a variety of work settings
- Can work individually and in collaborative environments
- Are detail-oriented and have a keen eye for quality
- Want specialized technical skill-building in a specific manufacturing sector
- Take pride in being a part of building America’s manufacturing future