U.S. manufacturing faces an unprecedented worker shortage… with 4 million jobs needing to be filled by 2030. The Manufacturing Institute’s mission is to fill that gap. In 2021, we took our Creators Wanted initiative on the road… to inspire, educate and empower the next generation of creators. In just two months, we’ve signed up 140,000 students, parents and educators online to learn more about modern manufacturing careers and reached more than 2,000 in person… and in 2022, we plan to continue our impact. But, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, The Manufacturing Institute’s efforts to secure and strengthen the American workforce depends entirely on the generosity of industry leaders.
On November 30, 2021, we come together and join a worldwide celebration of generosity. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. More about Giving Tuesday on their site, Twitter, tagged Tweets, FaceBook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, and Wikipedia.
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