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Category: Workforce Development


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

TTM Technologies Expanding Workforce In Connecticut

June 3, 2024

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Global manufacturer TTM Technologies recently announced plans to expand its workforce at the company’s two Stafford, Connecticut locations. The California-based company manufactures technology solutions, including radio frequency components, RF microwave/microelectronic assemblies, and advanced printed circuit boards. TTM is planning to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

The necessity of skill building in the manufacturing industry

January 12, 2024

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Thanks to advancements in robotics, the manufacturing industry is undergoing a significant transformation, and workers need to adapt quickly to keep pace. But there’s an ever-growing skills gap that’s posing problems. Skilled workers are exceeding supply, forcing every US organisation […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Alabama to Build $30 Million EV Tech Workforce Training Hub

November 28, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

A $30 million workforce training center focused on electric vehicle technology will be built in Decatur, Ala. Gov. Kay Ivey made the announcement the morning of Nov. 27. The facility will be located on the campus of the Alabama Robotics […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Addressing semiconductor workforce shortage

September 26, 2023

Via: Today's Medical Developments

The U.S. semiconductor industry is facing a troubling workforce gap nationwide, highlighted in a recent report by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The report says the workforce needed in the semiconductor industry is expected to grow 33% from approximately 345,000 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

University of Sheffield tackles semiconductor skills shortage with Bay Photonics and Phlux Technology

August 4, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

“The project is called ASISST – addressing shortages in semiconductor skills training – and will see the partners producing accessible, relevant semiconductor training courses to meet the specific requirements of employers in the semiconductor sector in order to increase the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Semiconductor Education Alliance

July 28, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

The alliance is bringing together key stakeholders across industry, academia and government to address the growing challenges of both finding talent and upskilling the existing workforce. To ensure these challenges don’t hinder industry growth at this critical time, the alliance […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Developing the Skills to Keep Skilled Laborers

July 14, 2023

Via: Industry Today

As other industries’ labor challenges wane, skilled trades leaders are still trying to navigate a significant shortage. According to a 2022 survey from the National Fire Protection Association, 42% of respondents noted the bulk of their 2023 budgets will go […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Fundamentals of Smart Manufacturing Learning Curriculum Launched

June 19, 2023

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Tooling U-SME, the workforce development division of SME, and CESMII–The Smart Manufacturing Institute, sponsored by NIST and the U.S Department of Energy, have launched a Fundamentals of Smart Manufacturing learning curriculum for building awareness and educating the workforce around newly […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Hiring Challenges: The Future Of Skilled Labor

May 18, 2023

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Small business leaders that rely on skilled labor are facing unprecedented challenges in today’s job market. With job growth for businesses with fewer than 50 employees steadily declining after 2022’s sustained highs, and concerns about supply chains, inflation, and shallow […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Philadelphia High School Establishes Advanced Manufacturing Program

March 23, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Mastercam, the world’s #1 CAM software, and Andrew Crowe, influential manufacturing leader and speaker to the White House and Pentagon, recently presented Benjamin Franklin High School with software, equipment, and vision to establish an advanced manufacturing program. This donation will […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

New State of Smart Manufacturing Study Finds Over 40% of Manufacturers Struggle to Outpace Competitors Due to Lack of Technology and Skilled Workforce

March 14, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced the results of the 8th annual “State of Smart Manufacturing Report.” The global study surveyed more than 1,350 manufacturers across 13 of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

60% Manufacturer Costs Rise Due to Investment in Staff

February 21, 2023

Via: Industry Today

60% of US manufacturing decision makers say that their costs have risen by over 20% due to greater investment in people, according to research findings by Visual Components. For over a third of manufacturers (35%), these costs rise by over […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Missouri Awards $5.9 Million in Grants for CDLs, Related Training

January 30, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Four Missouri educational institutions will receive $5.9 million in truck driver training funds — part of $30 million given to 19 organizations through workforce training grants awarded by the state department of economic development. Gov. Mike Parson, who announced the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Exact Metrology trains the next generation of workers

December 28, 2022

Via: Today's Medical Developments

Dean Solberg, vice president of metrology at Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining, believes there are several challenges facing the industry today. With the older workforce retiring, it is no longer a problem of finding new workers to take […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Smart Workforce Conference Reveals Job Requirements Essential for 4th Industrial Revolution

December 9, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The Smart Factory Institute of Tennessee hosted The Smart Factory Workforce Conference on December 8, 2022 at the Institute’s manufacturing collaborative community space within the Partnerships in Industry and Education (PIE) Innovation Center in Cleveland, Tenn. The Conference drew in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How We Can Inspire Our New Generation Into Engineering

November 14, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

It’s no secret that the engineering sector is experiencing a shortage of workers. In fact, research shows that the industry will need to train and employ around 200,000 people by 2024 to fill the gap. Here, we’ll explore how your business can […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

USDOT, White House Promote Infrastructure Workforce

November 10, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration recently launched initiatives designed to connect individuals with careers associated with infrastructure. The Department of Transportation and the White House outlined guidance to assist stakeholders seeking to enhance workforce programs. The administration’s efforts, announced this month, are […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Subaru CEO Compares Employees’ Salaries to McDonald’s, Says US EV Facility Won’t Be Built Soon

November 4, 2022

Via: Tech Times

Based on a report by Electrek, since the new reform of federal tax credit indicates a protectionist clause, it requires manufacturers to build EVs in North America to qualify for the $7,500 incentive. However, the high-priced incentive is insufficient to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

More Women Join Trucking Industry, but Representation Is Still Below Standards

October 11, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Thirty years ago, Dee Sova had a choice: go to nursing school or obtain her commercial driver license. Her husband at the time convinced her to join him on the road, so she chose the trucking industry. And when her […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Biden Cabinet Secretaries Tour an Industrial Heartland University that Will Provide a Semiconductor Workforce Pipeline

September 14, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The CHIPS Act only passed a month ago, but it’s already begun generating activity in the domestic semiconductor industry. That figures. It’s an enormous bill. But that’s what makes it so important: It’s unlikely the U.S. would be seeing this […]