Championing skilled labor, enabling thinking globally and holistically approaching worker safety and health will help prepare for the evolving world of work.
Jobs in STEM pay almost twice as much as non-STEM fields on average. You may immediately think of engineers, researchers and statisticians, but not all STEM jobs require a bachelor’s degree.
Farmers are faced with the reality that food production must double by 2050. How are farmers going to meet this need when land and resources are scarce? “We are going to do it by farming smarter,” says Jerry Johnson, CEO at Aglytix.
One of Bob Elm’s earliest memories is getting a tricycle for Christmas. The first thing he did was crawl under it to “fix” it. That drive to tinker led to a career that included helping develop a generator that powered the Apollo 12 program for NASA.
Elise Groenewold says she notices some people are quietly skeptical when she enters the shop. That is until they see her sanding, welding and painting.
It’s a long way from South Africa to Minnesota, but not too far for Vaughn Repsold. He traveled almost 9,000 miles to perfect his vehicle-wrapping technique.
When Jordan Twardy first stepped foot inside 3M’s Hutchinson manufacturing facility, he had no idea what to expect. “Seeing all the robots and the way things get made, it was so cool,” he says. The recent high school grad always had a knack for fixing things and getting his hands dirty, though these days manufacturing work is much cleaner than you might think.
Trade schools are a good alternative to getting a four-year degree. Experts predict that skilled workers will be in demand as Baby Boomers retire.
Your home. Your car. Your Wi-Fi. After air, food and water, those are some of your most basic needs, right? The things we rely on to function day-to-day exist because someone builds them, installs them and keeps them going. But a lack of workers in critical professions mean businesses, individuals and governments are having difficulty completing construction and other infrastructure work.
Data and technology are changing how we work. Even traditional jobs like construction and farming are made easier and more complex by new tools.
How can we address the shortage of skilled labor? One solution is partnerships between business and education to train workers in needed skills.
Military veterans have a unique perspective on being adaptable and applying leadership skills wherever they work. See how one veteran went from a psychology major to finance to corporate supply chain.