Today’s manufacturing doesn’t look like traditional assembly-line work. It’s a dynamic field full of innovation and opportunity that also promises security. Depending on your child’s interests, a career in manufacturing may be perfect for them, particularly if they enjoy creative or technical projects.
If you go to a modern manufacturing facility, you’ll witness a sophisticated workplace that incorporates automation, 3-D printing, robots, and screen technology. Manufacturers aren’t just making things; they’re in the process of inventing new ways to shape our material reality.
Moreover, today’s manufacturing jobs pay well and manufacturers have the highest job tenure in the private sector.
“Manufacturing is a crucial staple of Tennessee’s economic strength and future growth. Careers in advanced manufacturing offer many great opportunities for our youth, and Dream It. Do It. Tennessee is a program designed to inform our youth about these opportunities and educate parents, counselors and students about career options.”
—Greg Martz, DuPont Plant Manager, New Johnsonville, Tennessee
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