August 10, 2018

Arizona Coalition Aims to Boost Local Manufacturing Workforce

Events include tours of manufacturing companies in Southern Arizona.

There's a shortage of skilled machinists across the country. In Pima County, initiatives led by the Southern Arizona Manufacturing Partners attempt to fill those demands. Local manufacturers have partnered with the county to recruit high school students interested in trade and manufacturing jobs. Instead of reaching out to students directly, they are getting the word out to school counselors and teachers whom students often seek advice from about opportunities after graduation. Lorraine Rivera joined a group of counselors as they toured a company in Tucson that manufactures archery equipment.

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