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Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Public Perception of Manufacturing Appears to Be Changing

July 16, 2019

Via: Automation World

There is a massive movement underway as the manufacturing community works to change its reputation as a dark, dirty and dangerous place. With a looming skills shortage threatening the future of every segment, companies are doing their best to change […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturing Organizations Applaud US Apprenticeship Grants

June 27, 2019

Via: Industry Week

The manufacturing talent pipeline received a boost on June 24 as the U.S. Department of Labor announced it will award $183.8 million in workforce development grants to help create and promote partnerships among educational institutions, companies and trade associations. The […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Employees sour on Tesla amid cost-cutting, layoffs

June 10, 2019

Via: Reuters

Tesla placed 16th on LinkedIn’s annual “Top Companies 2019” list published in April, compiled from billions of actions taken by its over 600 million users that indicate job interest and demand. It held the fifth and sixth spots in 2018 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

GM’s Barra to Lead Auto Industry’s First Majority-Female Board

April 19, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Women will be the majority on the board of General Motors Co. later this year, after two male directors retire. It’s a first for an automaker and places GM among a small handful of companies with roughly the same number […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Women Are Critical to Manufacturing’s Future

April 11, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Women are underrepresented and underutilized in the manufacturing workforce. Despite making up about half of all workers overall, they account for less than one-third of manufacturing workers. Compounding this problem and creating an urgency around getting more women into manufacturing […]


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

South Dakota: A city with huge manufacturing potential

March 8, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

In South Dakota, a symbiosis of leaders in education, business and state and local governments is harmonising to educate the next generation of savvy high-tech leaders and connect this eager talent pool to a new breed of companies that are […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Creative thinking to address recruitment challenges in manufacturing

February 1, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

How can we overcome an already significant skills shortage while advancements in new technologies continue to accelerate? It is a growing concern which cuts through in our daily conversations with manufacturers in the UK and beyond. ‘Technology is moving so […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How technology can support behavioural safety in the manufacturing industry

January 9, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

We all have bad habits – whether it’s interrupting our boss or forgetting to turn off our computer at the end of the day. Our minor faults can cause friction in the workplace, yet when bad habits extend into health […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Productivity and efficiency in the manufacturing industry

December 20, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Computer systems, such as CRMs, can help you plan out your workload as efficiently as possible, while analytics allow you to judge what updates are needed and when. Technology is evolving across every business, allowing companies to become more productive […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Tesla Workers Start a Drive to Unionize Solar-Panel Factory

December 14, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Employees at Tesla Inc.’s solar-panel factory in Buffalo, New York, are kicking off a union-organizing campaign, a fresh challenge to the automaker that has so far successfully resisted similar efforts by the United Auto Workers at its sole car plant […]