Over the years the manufacturing industry has seen many trends but in the last couple of years it has been struggling more and more with finding a qualified workforce and with the baby boomers set to retire of the next 5 years that struggle will only increase. Changing the public perception of the manufacturing industry and what a career in manufacturing actually means is top priority.

Check out the “Manufacturing in America” infographic to the right to learn more about the facts of manufacturing.

2020 US & MO Manufacturing Facts

Click here to see 2020 US & MO Manufacturing Facts by the Missouri Chamber Manufacturing Alliance.

Skills Gap

Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute completed a study of manufacturing executives in late 2014 to determine the severity of the skills gap in manufacturing. This infographic displays the results of their study and outlines the huge opportunity for careers in the industry.

Public Perception

Did you know? The annual average salary of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000, manufacturers have the highest job tenure in the private sector, and 90% of manufacturing workers have medical benefits. Training time is less than a traditional college degree and the job search is minimal in comparison to other careers too.

Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute complete a study every two years which surveys the general public regarding their perception of manufacturing. This infographic displays the results of the study that was completed in late 2014.  People who are familiar with manufacturing rank it much higher than those who are not.

Fast Track Program

This is a new state financial aid program that addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue an industry-recognized credential in an area designated as "high need".
Area Manufactures:
There are so many great things made via manufacturing, some of which are made right here in St. Charles County!
More information can be found at https://dhe.mo.gov/initiatives/fast_track.php.