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​With industrial stalwarts like KOHLER Co., Manitowoc Co., Sargento Foods, Vollrath Co., Johnsonville Sausage, Bemis, Rockline Industries, Lakeside Foods — just to name a few — all located in a 40 mile radius in eastern Wisconsin, solving the national manufacturing skills gap has a decidedly local urgency.

Manufacturing represents 46 percent of all employment wages in Sheboygan County and 29 percent in Manitowoc County, so the lifeblood of the local economy is dependent on producing a large enough skilled workforce to keep these businesses here. Innovative solutions are needed to keep them vibrant and to even possibly attract new manufacturers.