Stihl’s manufacturing technology summer camp helps to address the skills gap


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Over the next decade, 2 million manufacturing jobs out of 3.5 million available positions are expected to go unfilled according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

That shortage of needed versus available talent is why summer camps, such as the Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp at Stihl, are vital to help introduce young people to the world of modern manufacturing.

The German company, which makes consumer and professional outdoor power equipment, has several manufacturing facilities, including the location in Virginia Beach established more than 40 years ago.

Now in its sixth year, the free, four-day camp is a collaboration between Dream It. Do It. Virginia and Stihl. It exposes high school students to engineering concepts and careers while they work in teams, under the guidance of coaches, to set up and run their own production lines.   Read More…Stihl’s Manufacturing Summer Camp

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