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Nearly 900,000 open jobs in manufacturing today!

Creators Wanted, an initiative of the National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute, is manufacturing’s recruitment campaign—to strengthen manufacturing in the United States and better our country. Every day, Americans across the nation are making their career choices, and too few, including students, emerging workers, veterans and individuals in underserved communities, are deciding on a manufacturing career path. If we’re going to secure the future of making in America, that has to change—and now.

By 2025, Creators Wanted aims to recruit 600,000 new manufacturers, as well as increase the number of students enrolling in technical and vocational schools or reskilling programs by 25% and increase the positive perception of the industry among parents to 50% from 27%.

We’ll educate students on rewarding—and cool—career paths that aren’t suppressed by mountains of unaffordable debt. We’ll demonstrate to emerging workers how they can be part of manufacturing’s future. And we’ll show our nation’s bravest how they can continue their service to America as a part of the manufacturing workforce.

We’ll renew America’s creative spirit—and reinforce the importance of creating in the United States.

Can you help us extend the reach of Creators Wanted to more communities in America? Pledge your support to help us recruit more creators in America.

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