Skills Lacking in the Industrial Maintenance Workforce

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Growing up, my Dad, whom was a former U.S. Marine and a now a retired skilled Bricklayer Mason, would often say, “Learn a skill or trade and have a passion for what you do.”   

According to a Facility Maintenance Manager with over 22 years of experience in automation engineering and industrial maintenance, “Nowadays, the workforce is lacking in skilled laborers,” says Alan Nichols.  “Sadly, the demand is high, but the talent pool is limited, he says.”  

Watch the video to learn how a student led high school robotics team is helping to build skills for themselves, along with mentoring elementary and middle school children to help prepare for future careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and more. 

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