Commitment to Action

Rebrand, Restructure, Rebuild the Manufacturing Pipeline

Commitment by

The Manufacturing Institute

In 2013, The Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with participants from the 2013 CGI America Manufacturing Working Group, committed to build a Framework for Action to define a national approach to Rebrand, Rebuild, and Restructure the manufacturing workforce pipeline. The Framework established a national architecture to link currently disconnected efforts in both the public and private sectors, by providing a toolkit of information that defines what is meant by public-private partnerships, recommends appropriate roles for both partners, documents best practices, and identifies key policy implications to support adoption and replication in manufacturing communities across the nation. This commitment was designed to connect the best practices in a framework that enables replication and scalability while ensuring key partners at the national, state, and community level have clear roles and responsibilities. As a nation, we need a renewed public-private partnership to close this gap.





Rebrand, Restructure, Rebuild the Manufacturing Pipeline



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

The Manufacturing Institute

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network), Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, Austin Polytechnical Academy, Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC), Reshoring Initiative, North Carolina State U Institute for Emerging Issues, Advanced Manufacturing Talent Development Institute, American Welding Society, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council