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On a completely different topic we hear all the time about manufacturing jobs leaving this country but what's really going on -- -- -- the big companies that control -- planning to do.
I spoke with Pete DuPont chairman and CEO Ellen Coleman exclusive interview and after but.
Because if you take a look at it manufacturing just isn't one type of job there's a range of skills from -- -- Very high scale job they're still a tremendous number.
Of advanced manufacturing jobs United States.
It's an area where I think we can continue to grow and build on the expertise stems from innovation and the kind of of real scientific discovery that this country -- it was started -- right and it continues to grow want in this manufacturing still alive and well in the United States -- That mean what does advanced manufacturing and to follow up on that what does it require -- it's it's an education issue right that you have to have more -- may be.
-- you -- in the past that the days of just graduated from high school and walking into a job for thirty years are over.
Yeah that's correct when we take a look at people going into our plant sites and we do a lot of advanced manufacturing things like Kevlar no maxed I backed.
On they need to have skills they need to understand -- manufacturing environment we find we get great.
On -- people from the military veterans who have come back in hand different experiences.
A couple of years or a few courses at a community college focused on distributed control systems and how to interact -- that kind of environment so we find and -- -- reaching out across a number of ways to really get.
People the kind of skill -- said they need to really come into that environment.
It's a really interesting debate to talk to a CEO about because again that's an issue that gets politicized and certain.
Suddenly if you're advocating more more education somehow you know in some circles -- -- snob.
But you don't have to go to Harvard or Yale -- you -- have to go somewhere after high school it sounds like.
What you're absolutely an -- tremendous number of great Community Colleges what they need is to the partnership with industry to really create that curriculum.
And to have been the connectedness.
That funnels the kids through -- programs in India industry jobs and competitiveness.
At council's focus on that.
Darling Miller part of the council skills for America and really trying to create a sixteen -- certification program.
That then they you know they can count towards college credit on and that can help these kids get a start and then work through that to really get the skills they need.
Let me ask you one more thing about that and that's about.
The higher education because at the end of the day the statistics basically show that the more education you have the better chance that you have if you just -- simply the unemployment rate those that.
Have education beyond high school and those that don't.
It's a long term issue but in the short term what can we change was the one thing we can change -- -- -- just.
Earmark kids hinted math science engineering and technology we -- about stagnant up at about a 120000.
Engineering graduates a year.
And we need more they those are the kinds of jobs that -- while the unemployment wait for engineers -- written an article last week by the middle last summer was 2%.
Great and so I think if we can get kids through middle school and high school.
Into engineering or science or mathematical programs -- -- pointing half a higher level -- different kind of scale.
Coming out -- -- much more applicable to the kind of jobs are being created American -- Alright that's the -- DuPont chairman its CEO Ellen Coleman joining us exclusively date.
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