You’ve heard it in the news, online, and in several magazines - there are more trades positions open now more than ever before. Popularly referred to as the “skills gap”, America is seeing the retirement of baby boomers and the vast gap between generations specifically in the trades industry.
In efforts to raise awareness and inspire the next generation about pursuing a career in the trades, we feel that we have a responsbility to take part in helping narrow the skills gap. Bass proudly hosted MFG (Manufacturing) Day for our third year in a row on Tuesday, October 8th with 17 students from Elizabethtown High School. MFG Day is held and celebrated to address common misperceptions about the manufacturing industry and to give companies like ours an opportunity to open our doors, invite the youth, and educate them on the opportunities that they have in choosing a path that leads to working in the trades.
Our day spent with the students consisted of a presentation, Q&A with different members of our team, a shop tour, and an interactive activity. This year the students assembled mini signs which are a small replica of our large branded road sign outside of our building and shop in Elizabethtown.
Bass was very honored to host MFG Day for another year and will continue to devote time in effort to make an impression on the youth in our community - they are our future workforce.