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Category: Workforce Development


Industry Focus Areas, Process, R & D, Workforce Development

COVID-19: is manufacturing prepared for home working

March 18, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Surveying over 700,000 employees worldwide, 52,240 of those were from the manufacturing and industrial engineering sector. The survey highlighted that 53% of those within the industry have no home working experience. As the Coronavirus maintains its pandemic status by the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, R & D, Workforce Development

Smarter Manufacturing: rising to the challenge

March 11, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

The manufacturing industry is on the cusp of a new digital-first era. Technology is changing everything from design to production. It’s no surprise then, that digital transformation has become top of the agenda for those working in the sector; and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

GE Appliances Manufacturing Demonstration Line is Open to Students

November 26, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Experience is always the best teacher. So GE Appliances, a Haier company, is providing exactly that to students who are in the manufacturing pathway program at Doss High School in Louisville. The students in the program have expressed an interest […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Does Manufacturing Need a Culture Makeover?

October 29, 2019

Via: Industry Week

While it’s common knowledge that manufacturing has a culture problem, what might not be known is how deep a problem this is. In a study by Grant Thornton, “Return on Culture: Proving the Connection Between Work and Profit,” manufacturing executives […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Creating a Human-Friendly Workplace in an Age of Automation

October 17, 2019

Via: Industry Week

In the 1936 satire Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin stars as a hapless factory worker tightening bolt after bolt after bolt of a large industrial machine until he is eventually pulled into—and run through—its gears.Bottom of Form However silly, Chaplin’s film […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Tumbling Into Safety

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

I took a tumble walking to my car after work the other day. It was my fault entirely. I chose to step over a rope fence rather than walk the extra 200 feet to the proper opening of the parking […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Training the Future AI Workforce in Troy, New York

September 16, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Good ideas always have interesting starting points. As Bob Bedard, president of deFactor Global, was expanding his business offerings to include artificial intelligence (AI) he looked around his surroundings and realized that Troy, New York was doing a lot of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Apple says it supports 2.4 million U.S. jobs

August 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it was either directly or indirectly responsible for 2.4 million U.S. jobs, up 20% from the 2 million the technology company estimated in 2017. The iPhone maker said its direct workforce grew from […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturing Obscurity Is a Fate Worse Than the Robopocalypse

August 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

No country is even close to America when it comes to churning out cinematic thrillers depicting the robot apocalypse, introducing a steady supply of cyborgs, replicants, androids. Making actual industrial robots—the ones that perform our boring, repetitive tasks in factories […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Generation Z More Likely Than Millennials to Pursue Work in Manufacturing, Poll Finds

July 18, 2019

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Millennials are over — the next generation is about to enter the workforce, and new polling reveals they could be more likely than their immediate predecessors to enter manufacturing. Leaning2Lead (L2L), a data and software analysis company, found that 27 […]