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Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup announce partnership to bring veterans into manufacturing

Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup announce partnership to bring veterans into manufacturing

June 20, 2017 — America’s military veterans will play a pivotal role in powering the next generation of advanced digital manufacturing, providing much-needed talent for rapidly transforming high-tech roles. A partnership announced between Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup will upskill 1,000 veterans per year by 2018, investing in the future workforce and creating a pool of certified talent for in-demand advanced manufacturing roles across the United States.

The U.S. manufacturing sector is estimated to produce up to 3.5 million new jobs over the next decade. But with close to 2.5 million manufacturing workers set to retire by 2025 and ongoing skill shortages, up to 2 million of those new jobs could go unfilled. The United States needs to rapidly upskill its manufacturing workforce, and the thousands of veterans exiting the military every year represent a talented, skilled and underutilized source to fill these emerging roles.

A recent global survey by ManpowerGroup found that most U.S. employers think automation will increase, not decrease, headcount in manufacturing, but at a higher skill level. This new and innovative technical retraining program will address this need, rapidly upskilling and placing veterans in high-demand roles in as little as four months. Through the program, veterans will learn advanced manufacturing processes, acquiring skills that will significantly increase their earning potential and set them up for sustainable jobs at the forefront of advanced manufacturing.

The program expands the Rockwell Automation Engineer-in-Training (EIT) program, which combines classroom learning with hands-on laboratory experience, producing hundreds of graduates annually. It is also part of ManpowerGroup’s MyPath program focused on closing the skills gap by building the talent and skills that clients need while providing people with the guidance and access to jobs that enhance their employability. The program leverages the domain knowledge of Rockwell Automation in advanced manufacturing, together with ManpowerGroup’s global insight into changing skills needs and workforce solutions to power the future of manufacturing in the United States.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc. is a company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
 

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