Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, students were facing the ongoing loss of learning opportunities that would shape the rest of their lives and the U.S. economic future. The greatest challenge facing manufacturers of all sizes continues to be finding qualified workers (8th consecutive survey Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey from the National Association of Manufacturers). Up to 85% of “new collar” jobs do not yet exist (Institute for the Future) so having transferable skills will be more important than a degree. 4) The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2019 report shows that only about 30% of students are proficient in civics, math, reading, and science at graduation as shown below.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the