Manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler recently authored an article addressing how U.S. veterans can fill the manufacturing skills gap in Manufacturing Outlook e-zine.
The average U.S. veteran will take more than a year to find sustainable employment after leaving the military. In the interim, these heroic citizens and their families sink into poverty. This employment gap between transitioning from the U.S. military to gainful employment must be filled. Many of these men and women face barriers to employment, including service-connected disabilities.
Veterans have the skills and abilities needed in manufacturing as well as the creativity and critical thinking needed to adapt to new technology. Veterans know the value of teamwork and focus on maximizing individual contribution to the group’s success. In the “crisis management” modality of manufacturing, veterans have already demonstrated the capacity to perform well under pressure. Manufacturers are learning to leverage veterans’ skills and reduce high turnover rates among veteran populations. Manufacturers committed to the veteran workforce include mentoring, which focuses on acclimation into the workforce, then shifting to professional development opportunities.
About Jacket Media
Jacket Media is the parent company of Manufacturing Outlook e-zine. Lewis Weiss is the founder and President of Jacket Media, the parent media company which produces the flagship program Manufacturing Talk Radio, as well as The WAM Podcast (Women And Manufacturing) with host Frances Brunelle, Where’s Willie, Full Time with Amy Nicklaus, and Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman.
Weiss, best known as the host of Manufacturing Talk Radio, the leading industrial podcast for the past six years, with more than 400 guests and more than a million downloads, has gained wide respect and audience.
Through these varied and innovative media vehicles Jacket Media recently entered into a formal strategic alliance with manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, founder of the 7000-member Manufacturing Media Consortium and is also the CEO of TR Cutler, Inc.
In 2020 this partnership will allow aggressive cross-promotion of the content throughout all Jacket Media channels. Aggressive PR and social media campaigns will broaden the audience, positioning Jacket Media to a top leadership role in telling the fascinating stories and news of manufacturers and capturing industrial trends and outlooks in real-time.
Additionally, there will be a new in-depth sponsorship program introduced in early 2020 allowing thought leaders a regular contribution format and comprehensive communication channels to review products, people, trade shows, events, and trends. Customer profiles will prove especially important keeping the challenge of manufacturing today and the corresponding solutions in front of all Jacket Media readers and listeners.
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