In a recent webinar presentation with Ed Gribbin, we heard the following quote: “We are in a war for talent.” This was in reference to the desperate need in our industry to create a talent pool and a training complement that enables the technological changes that have occurred in manufacturing to reach their full potential. This is necessitated by two stark realities well documented by Gribbin:

  1. The Boomers, who were the apparel workers of the 50’s to 90’s are all but retired, and with them, the skill sets that underwrote our industry.
  2. What is learned in school today does not necessarily correspond to what one does at work today. Read More