With large numbers of jobs ready to be filled, Zhao advised young people to get good training to be qualified.
In Chicago, there are 100,000 jobs that remain unfilled because of skills gaps, said Lisa Hernandez, public relations director for Wright/Daley College, a community college in Chicago. She said manufacturing is one of those fields where demand is outpacing training.
“Jobs that are now being created require more skills than past manufacturing jobs,” Hernandez said. “The ability to read blueprints, and being able to measure parts with high precision is also required.”
Hernandez said that manufacturing jobs in high demand include CNC machinists, CNC milling, maintenance mechanics, and welding. City Colleges of Chicago offer variety of programs in manufacturing technology, she said. Full article at Medill Reports