According to the latest Q3 workforce report from LIFT - Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, online job postings for lightweighting-related occupations increased by more than two percent from Q2 to Q3 2017.
The quarterly reports, highlighting the employment trends, top jobs, and required skills in advanced manufacturing through Q3 2017, are completed with research and analysis from the Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan (WIN) and cover Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, a region that’s home to more than 50 percent of the metalworking jobs in the country.
The top in-demand lightweighting-related occupations in Kentucky in Q3 2017 were: Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers (1,231 postings), Maintenance and Repair Workers (967 postings), Production Workers (540 postings), First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers (423 postings) and Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks (256 postings).
“As Kentucky continues to see demand rise for advanced manufacturing occupations, it is critically important that we ensure students and incumbent workers are equipped with the right knowledge, skills and abilities to continue to fulfill demand for these high-skilled jobs,” said Emily DeRocco, education and workforce director, LIFT.
LIFT, operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) and one of the founding Manufacturing USA institutes, is a public-private partnership dedicated to developing and deploying advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training programs to better prepare the workforce today and in the future.
The full Kentucky report can be viewed at: http://lift.technology/education-workforce-development/.