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1 Colorado Association for Career and Technical Educators July 15, 2013

2 CAMA exists with the sole purpose to advance manufacturing across the state of Colorado. We are manufacturers representing manufacturing and its best interests. One of our goals is to provide an accurate picture of manufacturing today and what manufacturing provides for the Colorado economy. CAMA helps connect the dots between the reasons for growing manufacturing business in Colorado, and the workforce necessary to support it. Who is CAMA?

3 Manufacturing Career Opportunities Core manufacturing jobs are imperative to a vital growing economy within the state of Colorado. By shedding light on manufacturing, CAMA in turn introduces people to exciting careers in advanced manufacturing, as well as to the education and training needed to claim these careers.

4 Manufacturing Skills Gap

5 Do we have a Skills Gap? NAM reports a skilled worker shortage of 600,000 workers. Boston Consulting Group estimates the so called shortage to be no more than 80,000– 100,000 workers.

6 Do we have a Skills Gap? Are we asking the right question?

7 Consider The oldest baby boomers turned 65 on Jan. 1, Each day thereafter for about the next 19 years, some 10,000 more will reach the traditional retirement age.

8 Consider The Department of Labor reports that the median age of the manufacturing workforce rose from 40.5 years in 2000 to 44.1 years in 2011.

9 Who is filling the pipeline? The barriers to developing a healthy pipeline of dedicated, skilled workers for the manufacturing sector lie in perceptions.

10 What’s going on? “Forty years ago, even thirty years ago, there was no shame in a young man choosing a career in the trades. Beginning in the early 1980s—and particularly after publication of Nation at Risk published in 1983— a consensus grew in the United States that every young person should go to college, regardless of interest. “Vocational education” lost whatever prestige it had and came to be viewed in some quarters very nearly as a dumping ground…Principles and superintendents began to see classes in auto mechanics or welding as expensive diversions from the schools’ core mission of ensuring that every student would go to college.” Dr. Leonard Sax, boys adrift pg. 123

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12 Always Advancing Rebrand Restructure Rebuild Revitalize

13 Rebrand Inspire Engage

14 Rebrand Engagement in manufacturing career awareness will begin in kindergarten, through simple exposure to learning tools that allow children to construct simple forms using "building blocks," and advance in later years to the use of 3D printers in the 8th grade. w7C8VpnAsfHRu6D72vk8&feature=player_embedded& v=o8rbJYf6YII

15 Restructure Standardized curriculum developed Stackable certifications On and Off Ramps for Youth Adults Military Women

16 Restructure 9th Grade: Full engagement in manufacturing career options will begin in the 9th grade and conclude at high school graduation. The program will begin with awareness of the broad range of manufacturing disciplines available to graduating students. This would be accomplished through: Classroom speakers Bus tours of local factories Video

17 Restructure 10th Grade: During students’ sophomore year they will further their general exposure to manufacturing careers, technology, and management options (General Management, Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Quality Assurance, Information Technology, Logistics) Exposure will include: industry speakers, plant tours, summer internships.

18 Restructure 11th-12th Grade: As students enter the 11th grade they will begin formal vocational training in a variety of manufacturing related subjects depending on their area of interest. This training will be supplemented with the following: Summer internships/apprenticeships Industry mentor pairings

19 Rebuild Shared / Aligned Vision-- make manufacturing a career of choice Policy -- funding will be required to enable participating schools and districts to support the curriculum Sustainable

20 Rebuild Leverage Technology for Impact A certain level of equipment standardization will be required to support the statewide curriculum goals. It is anticipated, based on funding availability, that a combination of computer-based simulation and actual hands-on learning will be employed.

21 Revitalize Advanced manufacturing companies improve the performance of US industry through the innovative application of technologies, processes and methods to enhance product design and production creation across the board.

22 Revitalize “We shouldn’t be looking at each local area and trying to optimize it. We should be trying to optimize the whole system!” -- Eliyahu Goldratt “If synchronized efforts are required and the contribution of one link is strongly dependent on the performance of the other links, they should be regarded as chains.”

23 Thank You


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