WHEREAS, modern manufacturing offers rewarding, well-paying careers and manufacturers across Michigan and America will have millions of jobs to fill by 2025; and,
WHEREAS, manufacturing is at the core of the Michigan economy and already provides meaningful jobs for more than 598,000 Michiganders; and,
WHERAS, the National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Institute estimates that 2 million jobs in America could go unfilled by 2025 if more people are not prepared with the in-demand skills and training; and,
WHEREAS, manufacturing is driving innovation and new technologies are expanding what workers can achieve; and,
WHEREAS, manufacturers are saying “Creators Wanted” due to their need of a wide range of talent and creators of all types—programmers and engineers, technicians and coders, skills craftspeople and marketers;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim February 12, 2018 as Creators Wanted Day in Michigan.