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Thermo Fisher Scientific Investing $154M In North Carolina

September 14, 2021

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will invest $154 million and create 290 additional jobs with an expansion of its Pitt County, NC operations. Thermo Fisher’s Greenville site provides both sterile and oral solid dose pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging services from early […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Combating the Skilled Workers Shortage in Manufacturing

August 10, 2021

Via: Design News

The COVID-19 pandemic furthered the known skilled workforce shortage within the American manufacturing industry. According to a May 2021 report by Deloitte, the manufacturing industry is currently trying to fill nearly half a million job openings, a number that is […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

PMMI Foundation Supports the Next Generation Workforce

July 21, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The PMMI Foundation, a part of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, awards three $5,000 scholarships to students studying food and beverage processing, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering at four-year PMMI Education Partners. The recipients of these scholarships […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Tesla seeks to overcome recruitment problems at German plant with increased training

July 7, 2021

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Inc. is increasing the training of skilled workers for its new European factory after it was reported that the EVectric-car maker is struggling to find employees. The company plans to train around 150 apprentices in approximately 10 industrial and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Rise in numbers for women in engineering

June 23, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

On International Women in Engineering day (23 June), EngineeringUK reports a 12% increase in the number of women working in engineering compared with 2018. The starting point was quite low, however, just 12% of the workforce in Q2 2018, compared […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

No Manufacturing Work Shortage if Manufacturers Enroll and Engage Gen Zers

June 22, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

One third of the manufacturing workforce will be Gen Zers before 2030. Those born between 1990 – 2010 are able to fill the millions of jobs being vacated by boomers during the rest of this decade. Manufacturers complaining of worker […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Too Few Women in Engineering? Here Are Some Solutions

June 16, 2021

Via: Design News

For years we’ve seen a discrepancy between the number of women enrolled in college engineering programs and the number of women in the engineering workforce. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the percentage of women in undergraduate engineering programs […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

US Manufacturing Skills Gap: 2.1m Jobs Unfilled By 2030

May 6, 2021

Via: Industry Today

Left unabated, the manufacturing skills gap — which is now anticipated to leave 2.1 million jobs unfilled by 2030 — could cost the U.S. economy as much as $1 trillion. Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute’s new report, “Creating pathways for […]


Industry Focus Areas, Regulations, Workforce Development

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Directs $15 Million to Manufacturing Training Academies

April 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

In an effort to develop the manufacturing workforce, Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker announced a $15 million investment to build two advanced manufacturing training academies. The academies, located in downstate Illinois, will offer hundreds of residents the opportunity to develop […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Renishaw Helps Develop Next Generation of Manufacturing Professionals

April 26, 2021

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Renishaw, has partnered with Davis Technical College (‘Davis Tech’), a public technical college in Kaysville, Utah, USA, to provide students with access to the latest in measurement technologies. CNC machining students now have on-site access to coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) […]