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A Solution To The Manufacturing Skills Gap

There has been a lot of press about the down turn in the American Manufacturing Industry. Some say there are jobs out there but there is the lack of skilled workers to fill them.

A.J. Sweatt appeared in Labeling Times with an article about how a fiercely determined shop teacher and dedicated students at Eleva-Strum Central High School in Wisconsin are bridging the gap. Cardinal Manufacturing is a manufacturing business within a school, run completely by the students there.

Take a few minutes to watch this video to see how their approach of integrating education, business, and high tech experience is sure to make a difference in many lives and manufacturing businesses. Who knows, may be your company could use a graduating student!

A.J. Sweatt says, “This is a story that deserves to be told, written, published, and shared as often as anyone that cares about our manufacturing skills shortage can muster.  To help you with that, here’s a video that the good folks at MMSOnline made about the Cardinal story.

Use it to spread the word:


For more information, read the full article by A.J. Sweatt, “5 Reasons Why This May Be The Answer To Our Manufacturing Skills Crisis.”

I believe they are on the right track to making a difference. Thank you A.J. Sweatt for sharing this story. What do you think? Will you share this story?


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