America's manufacturing sector does not have to "race to the bottom" to win against overseas competition. Training the workforce to fill highly skilled, well-paying jobs, and then continuing to provide the training needed for advancement, has turned one American manufacturer into a leading exporter – of American goods, not American jobs – to China.
The story of the "M-Powered" Project shows how American manufacturers can successfully compete with overseas companies paying low wages by creating a well-paying career path for American workers. The "M-Powered" Project is a unique partnership in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota funded by The Hitachi Foundation through the Manufacturing Institute of the National Association of Manufactures and the Precision Metal Forming Association Educational Foundation.
The lessons of the "M-Powered" Project, and how employees who were once on a dead-end path are helping American manufacturers win in international competition are found at U.S. manufacturers vs. overseas outsourcing