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Gen-Z could save
manufacturing, stop the
The “silver tsunami” - the name
some have given to a wave of
thousands of baby boomers
nearing retirement at the same time - might have an unlikely savior:
A new survey from Leading2Lean, an organization that helps
manufacturers improve their operations, found that young people from
Generation-Z - the generation beginning in around 1995 - are 19
percent more likely to have had a counselor, teacher, or mentor suggest
they consider manufacturing as a viable career option. Around 32 percent of Gen-Z individuals have had manufacturing suggested to them
as a career option - compared to just 18 percent of millennials and 13
percent of the population at-large.
The survey also found that Gen-Z is intrigued by careers in manufacturing. They are 7 percent more likely to consider working in the manufacturing industry and 12 percent less likely to view the manufacturing industry
as being in decline, both compared against the general population. These
findings may be in relation to Gen-Z having a larger exposure to the
industry compared to previous generations with 32 percent having family
members or friends working in the manufacturing industry, compared to 19
percent for Millennials and 15 percent for the general population.
“For many years, manufacturing has struggled to introduce and
entice new workers to the industry,” said Keith Barr, President and CEO
of L2L. “The industry has failed to compete with technology for their
interest. Unfortunately, the industry hasn’t fully explained the dynamic,
technology-driven environment of the modern plant floor. With Gen-Z
just moving into the workforce, we need to encourage their participa-
tion in modern manufacturing. If we don’t, I’m afraid the industry will
be hit with the negative effects of the Silver Tsunami.”
It isn’t all great news though. While Gen-Z appears to have had
greater overall exposure to manufacturing, misperceptions around the
highly technical and modern nature of the industry still remain. A major-
ity ( 56 percent) of Gen-Z would consider working in the tech industry,
while only 27 percent would consider working in the manufacturing
industry. They are also more likely to consider manufacturing jobs bor-
ing when compared to millennials and the general population.
– R.D. bit.ly/31mmBL8