On this episode, we’ll address the topic of the ever-increasing manufacturing skills gap in the US and what is being done to engage and inspire more young Americans of all backgrounds to build great careers in the manufacturing trades.
This is a two-part episode, featuring interviews with two guests.
My first guest is Sarah Boisvert. She is the author of The New Collar Workforce: An Insider’s Guide to Making Impactful Changes to Manufacturing and Training. It’s a culmination of research with 200 manufacturers in the US on the skills needed mostly for operators and technicians on the factory floor.
My 2nd guest is Chris Brenchley, the co-founder, and CEO of Surehand. Surehand is a self-service hiring platform that instantly matches industrial employers with skilled tradespeople.