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Category: Workforce Development


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

FABTECH Tracking the Rising Trend of Women in Manufacturing

October 4, 2018

Via: Quality Magazine

The metal fabrication and manufacturing industry has adjusted in recent years to meet the demands of an evolving global economy, impacted by social, political, economic and technological advancements that effect all aspects of the industry. In changing times and in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Overcoming Internal Resistance to Additive Manufacturing

September 4, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Back in the 1980s, Motorola was exploring adopting the then-emerging digital technology for cellphones. Its engineers, however, resisted the move. They were so entrenched in analog technology — much of it developed by Motorola itself — that they couldn’t see […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How to Bridge the Skills Gap: Dassault Systèmes and Women in Manufacturing (WiM)

August 24, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

The manufacturing industry is facing tremendous growth over the next decade with close to 3.5 million new jobs opening up. It sounds like great news, but a skills gap—the inability for companies to find talented, skilled workers—will result in an […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How to Inspire Our Next Generation of Manufacturing Leaders

August 8, 2018

Via: Industry Week

In early July I dropped by Cleveland State University to check out the Advanced Materials for 3D Printing conference presented by the Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster. Industry experts and materials technologists had come together to talk about advancements in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process, Workforce Development

Automakers And Other Manufacturers May Need To Give White-Collar Perks To Fill Blue-Collar Jobs

July 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

Manufacturing executives in the United States and other developed economies – whether involved in the production of automobiles, aircraft, trucks, or combines – agree: The single biggest threat to their operations over the next decade is a shortage of labor. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process, Workforce Development

40% of Small Manufacturers Likely to Hire this Year

April 25, 2018

Via: PR Newswire

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Xometry, the largest on-demand manufacturing platform, today released the findings of its quarterly Small Manufacturing Index, showing that 40% of small manufacturers surveyed are likely to hire more employees this year as business […]


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

Employee Engagement: Don’t Leave Money on the Table

April 12, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Employee engagement is a fuzzy concept for many manufacturing leaders. Definitions of engagement vary, opinions about its importance differ from one person to the next, and most confusing is how to make it happen on the plant floor and across […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How One Company is Closing the Skills Gap Through a Competency-Based Apprenticeship Program

April 4, 2018

Via: Industry Week

There were 5.8 million job openings at the beginning of 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This represents a substantial increase over employment opportunities during the Great Recession (2007–2013), yet American employers increasingly say they can’t find […]


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 […]