Dream It. Do It. Launches new campaign in Indiana

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels joined a coalition of business leaders, educators and others with an interest in the economic future of Southeast Indiana at the Columbus launch today of Dream It. Do It., a multi-regional campaign aimed at attracting young people to manufacturing careers and expanding their educational and training opportunities to meet a growing demand for skilled employees.
By Staff June 15, 2007

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels joined a coalition of business leaders, educators and others with an interest in the economic future of Southeast Indiana at the Columbus launch today of Dream It. Do It., a multi-regional campaign aimed at attracting young people to manufacturing careers and expanding their educational and training opportunities to meet a growing demand for skilled employees.

“Southeast Indiana is a role model for regions seeking to improve their global competitiveness by creating a skilled workforce,” said NAM president and CEO John Engler. “America can’t compete without skilled workers. Eighty percent of NAM members are having trouble finding qualified employees for today’s dynamic, high-tech workplace.”

Dream It. Do It. helps young people identify and find fulfilling careers in manufacturing. There are more than 600 advanced manufacturing companies in Southeast Indiana, and they report a need for more CNC operators, engineers, technicians, machinists and general production workers.

“Thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs are %%MDASSML%% or soon will be %%MDASSML%% available in Southeast Indiana, and they need to be filled with a workforce that is regionally trained,” said John Burnett, chairman of Dream It. Do It. SE Indiana.

For more information, visit www.dreamit-doit.com .