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Cluster’s CEO and founder, Kim Taylor, has been highlighted in People Magazine’s feature "25 Women Changing the World."
At Cluster, we believe the future of American manufacturing is bright. We are committed to promoting and creating a positive narrative about the manufacturing industry to attract the next generation of makers, inventors and builders. We are honored to have our founder included in the magazine’s list, and excited to use this platform to spread our message.
Taylor’s vision is to expand the middle class in America by helping recruit and upskill workers for the 250,000 firms that manufacture products in America. As automation redefines roles in manufacturing, it’s creating “new-collar, not-blue collar” jobs. These are high-paying, middle class jobs that are important to the U.S. economy.
The industry is forecasting a shortage of nearly 2 million qualified workers. “We have to include everyone in the vision for the future,” explains Taylor. Cluster aims to help companies identify and attract workers to the sector that weren’t previously on their radar.