Briggs & Stratton CEO raises concern about manufacturing skills gap

Todd Teske, CEO, president and chairman of Briggs & Stratton, said Wisconsin should address the lack of skilled workers in the manufacturing industry to gain a competitive edge over other states. The industry needs skilled workers to operate computerized machines and program robots, Teske said. Students should be encouraged to pursue careers in manufacturing while they're in elementary and middle school, he added. Teske is a member of MAPI's executive committee.

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