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Category: Workforce Development


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

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, Process, R&D, Workforce Development

Cemtrex to launch VR/AR software called Workbench VR

March 8, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The US-based industrial and manufacturing firm, Cemtrex, has announced plans to launch a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) system, designed to aid efficiency in in the workplace. Workbench VR is currently under development by the firm’s in-house subsidiary, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Providing the Next Generation with Digital Fabrication Tools and Education

February 28, 2018

Via: MFRTech

The Blue Ridge – University of Arizona 4-H Fab Lab hosted its grand opening ceremony January 18 in Lakeside, Arizona. In addition to being the first 4-H Foundation Fab Lab in the United States, it is the first public school […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Simulation Ties Staff Competency to Plant Performance

February 14, 2018

Via: Automation World

What if all of your plant staff were your best staff, regardless of how long they’ve been around? I apologize for leading with a tagline from a commercial Honeywell flyer, but I think it really gets to a key point […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Heroes MAKE America: New Program to Train Veterans for Manufacturing

January 31, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Over the years many manufacturing companies have found that veterans are especially adept at moving from the service into careers in manufacturing. In an effort to provide the industry-specific certifications needed currently, last week the Manufacturing Institute, part of the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

US Union Membership Rate Steady at Record Low, While Manufacturing Edges Up

January 22, 2018

Via: Industry Week

The share of American workers belonging to labor unions held steady in 2017, matching the historic low of 10.7% set in the prior year, according to a Labor Department report Friday. The membership rate for wage and salary employees is […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Predicting future trends for manufacturing workforce in 2018

January 10, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Matters

As industry experts draft their annual forecasts for the new year, the escalating skills gaps and difficulty recruiting and retaining skilled workers are some of the most talked about topics among the manufacturing pundits. It will also be one of […]