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Category: Workforce Development


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How to Inspire Our Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders

August 8, 2018

Via: Industry Week

In early July I dropped by Cleveland State University to check out the Advanced Materials for 3D Printing conference presented by the Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster. Industry experts and materials technologists had come together to talk about advancements in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process, Workforce Development

Automakers And Other Manufacturers May Need To Give White-Collar Perks To Fill Blue-Collar Jobs

July 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

Manufacturing executives in the United States and other developed economies – whether involved in the production of automobiles, aircraft, trucks, or combines – agree: The single biggest threat to their operations over the next decade is a shortage of labor. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process, Workforce Development

40% of Small Manufacturers Likely to Hire this Year

April 25, 2018

Via: PR Newswire

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Xometry, the largest on-demand manufacturing platform, today released the findings of its quarterly Small Manufacturing Index, showing that 40% of small manufacturers surveyed are likely to hire more employees this year as business […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Toray Plastics America Garners Rhode Island Workforce Development Award

April 17, 2018

Via: MFRTech

The company is a leading manufacturer of PET, PP, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications and conducts all its manufacturing and metallizing at one location. The company is also now […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Employee Engagement: Don’t Leave Money on the Table

April 12, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Employee engagement is a fuzzy concept for many manufacturing leaders. Definitions of engagement vary, opinions about its importance differ from one person to the next, and most confusing is how to make it happen on the plant floor and across […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How One Company is Closing the Skills Gap Through a Competency-Based Apprenticeship Program

April 4, 2018

Via: Industry Week

There were 5.8 million job openings at the beginning of 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This represents a substantial increase over employment opportunities during the Great Recession (2007–2013), yet American employers increasingly say they can’t find […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

PMMI Scholarships Support the Manufacturing Workforce of the Future

March 30, 2018

Via: Automation World

In 2017, PMMI awarded over $140,000 in scholarships to support the development of a skilled workforce capable of moving the packaging and processing industry forward. Each year through the PMMI Foundation, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, provides […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How to Lead Millennials, the Future Leaders of Industry

March 26, 2018

Via: Industry Week

What the heck is the problem with kids today? That’s the question Baby Boomers would like to know about millennials, the generation set to outnumber them next year. And it’s thinking like this that may be part of the problem. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Women in Manufacturing and the Role Models who Inspire Them

March 20, 2018

Via: Industry Week

In honor of Rosie the Riveter Day, we asked several influential women in manufacturing to tell us their who inspired them. To commemorate Women’s History Month and National Rosie the Riveter Day on March 21st, 2018, from 6-9pm, the Manufacturing […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

The manufacturing industry is improving its gender diversity, except for leadership roles

March 15, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

A recent reported released by the corporate finance firm, Livingstone, reveals that gender diversity is improving in the manufacturing industry. The report, released 15 March, assesses 25 firms – all part of the Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index (FTSE100) […]