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Category: Workforce Development


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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How to Create a “Maker” Workforce

January 9, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Fremont, California, is experiencing a boom in manufacturing. It’s the fourth largest city in the Bay Area, and home to over 800 manufacturing companies which employ 26,000, accounting for 25% of the workforce. Large companies such as Boston Scientific, Western […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Will Millennials Change Manufacturing?

December 28, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Dark, dirty and dangerous — mention the 3Ds of old-time manufacturing and HR managers shudder. It’s exactly the image they don’t want the public — or millennials considering careers in manufacturing — to have of the industry. They want to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Two in three manufacturing employees are at serious financial risk if they fall ill

December 13, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to a new report published by health and wellbeing provider, BHSF, two thirds of workers in the manufacturing industry are at risk of financial loss and/or shock if they fall ill. The report – ‘A high wire with no […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Are You Putting Your Safety Data to Work?

November 20, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Bringing safety data into a Connected Enterprise can help identify risks and enhance safety in food and beverage manufacturing. Food and beverage manufacturers are fundamentally changing how they operate in a Connected Enterprise. They’re gaining access […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

30 Under 30 Manufacturing 2018: Meet The Best Young Makers And Industrial Innovators

November 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

Who says American manufacturing is dead? The young innovators on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Manufacturing and Industry are finding plenty of opportunities to design useful new products, make factories more efficient and create better materials. Many of them […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Lincoln Electric Expands Automation Facility

November 9, 2017

Via: MFRTech

Lincoln Electric Automation (Cleveland, Ohio) is expanding its Wayne Trail, Fort Loramie, Ohio, automation facility, which specializes in automated manufacturing solutions for metal forming, fabricating and metal joining processes. The investment nearly doubles the facility’s size to support larger-scale projects, […]