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Tune in as leaders of manufacturing companies share with Ari Santiago how they overcame business challenges and found new ways to excel.

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Building a national manufacturing workforce, Carolyn Lee, The MFG Institute

Carolyn Lee and Ari Santiago

Carolyn Lee, President and Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute, shares her passion for promoting the incredible careers in manufacturing and ensuring that manufacturers of all sizes have the workforce they need to compete.


This is no easy task, but it is vital to the success of thousands upon thousands of manufacturers across the country. In fact, Carolyn states that by 2030 nearly 4 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled. 

The MFG Institute has a wide variety of programs that are designed to engage students, change perceptions, train skilled workers, and encourage others to join the manufacturing workforce. 

Learn how to get involved with everything The Manufacturing Institute is doing and how their programs can help you.

Carolyn's Favorite books:
Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community, Jeffrey D. Korzenik
Give and Take, Adam Grant

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Second Chance
Manufacturing Day
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