St. Paul, MN (April 3, 2020) — As the importance of careers in the Critical Manufacturing Sector is emphasized during today’s global pandemic, Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. continues to offer vital workforce development programs to meet the highly unique skills needed for advanced technology development.

From demographic trends to employer surveys, data supports that the demand for skilled workers in the trades exceeds current supply.

On top of demographic changes, industries employing the trades have been growing quickly. Manufacturing employment has grown, and hiring skilled tradespeople is a pain point for many manufacturers.

According to the official website of the US Department of Homeland Security, the Critical Manufacturing Sector is crucial to the economic prosperity and continuity of the United States.

Products made by these manufacturing industries are essential to many other critical infrastructure sectors. Functioning critical infrastructure is imperative during the response to the COVID-19 emergency for both public health and safety as well as community well-being. Certain critical infrastructure industries have a special responsibility in these times to continue operations.

“One of our programs, the Matsuura USA Internship Program, is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. The program provides students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths,” said the Matsuura USA Spokesperson.

For a growing number of young workers, to get experience in their career path, the key is internships. According to Forbes Magazine, scarcely 17 percent of students in 1992 said they had an internship at some point during college. In 2017, it was up to more than 62 percent.

Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. invests in the next generation of talent and prioritizes employees as a fundamental investment.

“At Matsuura USA, we believe a truly successful program will be mutually beneficial for the organization and the intern. We are helping students sharpen their skills and knowledge, but also creating brand ambassadors and building a future talent pipeline,” the Matsuura USA Spokesperson added.

Students also have a lot to contribute, as they bring a mastery of the latest digital tools and technologies as well as an age-appropriate proclivity. Teaming up with industry veterans can produce myriad benefits. Each side clearly learns from the other, whether it is collaborating on the use of a cutting-edge tool to yield faster results or applying a time-tested theory based on decades of field experience.

To learn more about Matsuura USA Internships, please contact: [email protected].

Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. delivers unmatched excellence in 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor, multi-tasking CNC machine tools and machines with a powder bed metal AM platform with machining capability. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.