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SME and the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council Transforming Career Counseling

Embracing Millenials: Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap

SME and the Manufacturing Skill Standard Council have released a new white paper, "Transforming Career Counseling: Bridging School to Career in the Workforce of the Future," which provides recommendations on how to best counsel and guide middle school and high school students on career pathway options. The paper determines that enhanced career counseling can help drive economic prosperity and ensure students are not only trained, but also have the appropriate skills to fill gaps across various industries.

According to Pam Hurt, industry manager of workforce development for SME "A key message in our research and resulting white paper is that there must be a collaboration of various stakeholders - school systems, government, parents and employers - to enable career counseling and career plans to align with what companies actually need, first crucial step is getting to these students in middle school and high school."

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