In the 1980s, we found that many aging owners had children who didn’t want to go into the inner city to run a small manufacturing company. If they wanted to go into business, they went into finance. In some cases, they simply didn’t have the skill, curiosity, or motivation to enter what was becoming a more demanding field—advanced manufacturing.
Young adults ages 18 to 29 who are working in manufacturing or aspire to work in manufacturing. This program provides critical support for young people to not only get training and jobs but also to keep their jobs as they work to overcome a variety of social barriers.
A by-product of disinvestment and deindustrialization has been the expansion of available industrial land available as factories have closed. These sites still have the benefit of basic infrastructure, access to talent, and access to companies that could be part of a supply chain for new companies. For populations that are outside of our scope, we have many partners including: OAI, Inc; BCS, and JARC