"Domestic manufacturers’ desire to have more young people interested in applying for open positions within their ranks is no secret. The possibilities open to teenagers and 20-somethings in the U.S. manufacturing community are wide open, even if parents, guidance counselors, educators, and the young people themselves don’t immediately recognize it."
"For the most part, people with a connection to manufacturing know that these are the new glory days. In fact, the same U.S. perception survey reveals those with a high manufacturing familiarity are nearly twice as likely to encourage their children to pursue a manufacturing career than nonparents and those with low familiarity. Companies still have work to do in spreading the gospel about manufacturing if they want more young people to recognize them as an employer of choice instead of last resort."