More jobs than qualified workers in automotive, manufacturing

May 28, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS -- Having trouble finding a good mechanic? You're not alone, the auto repair shops are having trouble finding a few good men and women too. There seems to be a shortage of people going for those two-year tech college degrees. They're seeing it over at Dunwoody College of Technology.

"I mean, they're paying incentives to get these students to get to work for them. Everything from signing bonuses to paying for tuition, to paying for their loans after they graduate, relocation fees, tool allowances, I've never seen anything like it," says Jon Kukachka, Dean of Automotive Programs at Dunwoody.

Across the street in the school's Robotics and Manufacturing department they're seeing something very similar.

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