Joel Leonard

Joel Leonard

Happy to welcome Joel Leonard to the show. Joel is a maintenance evangelist, and a workforce development consultant.

On the show, we discussed the next generation of skilled technicians; what exactly is a maintenance evangelist, and why that work is so important; how we make manufacturing appealing and exciting for people again; the skills gap we are facing; and are we in a skills crisis?

We continue with things we need to do to improve education, workforce training, and where we begin to address the problems; “What we watch is what we become;” SkillTV and it’s purpose; what can manufacturers themselves do to excite the next generation (training and internships); and “We’ve got to get students out of the classroom and into the real world to expose them to what’s possible.”

You can learn more about Joel at and the Crisis Corner blog.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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