Workforce Solutions for the Manufacturing Industry

Educating a globally competitive workforce for the manufacturing industry

The U.S. manufacturing industry is facing many challenges today, including rapidly evolving technologies, offshoring, globalization and a shrinking pool of qualified workers.

According to a recent survey of U.S. Manufacturers by Deloitte LLP and The Manufacturing Institute: 67% reported a moderate to severe shortage of qualified workers, 56% anticipated the shortage to worsen over the next five years, and 600,000 jobs were unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates.

To help address these challenges University of Phoenix and The Manufacturing Institute are working together to help U.S. manufacturers develop a knowledge-driven and sustainable workforce that can lead this technology-based industry into the future.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your organization build a knowledge-driven and high-performing workforce prepared for today’s unique manufacturing challenges.

Partnering with the manufacturing industry for a competitive advantage

To help the manufacturing industry adequately address the skills gaps it currently faces, we have formed education partnerships with industry leaders to:

  • Develop and update curriculum that is aligned with the specific needs of the manufacturing industry

  • Expand employees’ ability to apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Provide manufacturing working learners with the opportunity to advance their education through degree programs endorsed by the industry

  • Offer manufacturing students an interactive learning platform and the experience of faculty who are national leaders in the manufacturing industry

Join us in strengthening U.S. manufacturing through education

Together with valuable partners like you, we can help ensure that manufacturing employees have the skills needed to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Contact an Enrollment Representative to help you develop employees who make an impact on your organization.

Learn more about our degree programs, our for-credit and non-credit individual courses and the certificates we offer in:

The use of the phrase education partner or education partnership is for marketing purposes only and is not intended to create a legal partnership.

Develop a stronger workforce. Our educational solutions can help you stay competitive in a global economy.

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Emily DeRocco, Manufacturing Institute

Learn how University of Phoenix and the Manufacturing Institute are working together to develop a better workforce.