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Category: Workforce Development


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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Industry Group Launches Platform To Grow Semiconductor Industry Workforce

July 18, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Last week, The SEMI Foundation, the non-profit arm of SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, announced launch of the SEMI Career Exploration Platform — designed to strengthen access for underrepresented workers to educational […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How Do We Prepare a Manufacturing Workforce?

June 13, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

This week the House Manufacturing Caucus partnered with the American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative (AMCC) for a panel briefing titled National and Regional Tactics to Strengthen the American Manufacturing Workforce. This briefing was the second in a series that the AMCC […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production, Workforce Development

SME, Women in 3D Printing Join Forces to Build Diverse Manufacturing Workforce

May 31, 2022

Via: Quality Magazine

SME, a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing manufacturing, and Women in 3D Printing (Wi3DP), a global organization with a mission to close the gender gap in Additive Manufacturing (AM), are partnering to attract and build a diverse next gen […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

VRM Switzerland and Airbus Helicopters Work Together to Qualify Under EASA Regulations the World’s 1st H125 VR Simulator

May 24, 2022

Via: ASD News

EASA, VRM Switzerland and Airbus Helicopters have officially opened the door to new standards in helicopter pilot training by qualifying an Airbus Helicopters H125 flight training device (FTD) Level 3 with Virtual Reality (VR) technology at Helitrans in Norway. This […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

NY State Opens $11.4M Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center

May 24, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

On May 23, New York Governor Kathy Hochul celebrated the grand opening of the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center on Monroe Community College’s (MCC) Downtown Campus. The $11.4 million, 50,000-square-foot workforce development center focuses on short-term and accelerated, technology-oriented training […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Examining the Gender Gap in Manufacturing: 5 Potential Solutions for 2022

May 16, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Manufacturing is a booming industry, but it has yet to capitalize on much of its available talent pool. Like many industrial sectors, manufacturing faces a considerable and long-standing gender gap. Workforces that lack gender diversity will struggle to reach their […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How Will Labor Shortages Impact Metal Fabrication in 2022?

March 7, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Today’s society faces skills shortages in many essential areas, and metal fabrication is one of them. The reasons are not easy to pinpoint. One issue is that many experienced workers are close to retirement age, and there are not enough […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Using Technology to Combat the Skilled Labor Shortage

February 22, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The labor shortage issue has been around for years. As the previous generation of skilled laborers retires, the next wave of laborers entering the workforce is not nearly of the same scale. To further add to the problem, manufacturing is […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Abingdon School UK Teaches 21st Century Skills With Makerbot 3D Printers

February 1, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and resilience to embrace their future has always been at the crux of Abingdon School, an independent day and boarding school for boys, in Oxfordshire, England. The school’s Design and Technology department offers a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Improving Recruiting Efforts to Fill Manufacturing Roles

January 31, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Manufacturing organizations are thriving, despite the challenges with the labor market over the past two years. Many are now hiring employees at volume to keep up with increased consumer demand and high turnover rates. Recruiters in this industry have a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Adaptability – Not Efficiency – May Be Critical Factor for Manufacturing

December 21, 2021

Via: Design News

A survey conducted by Drishti supports the idea that people make manufacturing operations more adaptable than machines do. A surprising 73% of 400 senior manufacturing executives surveyed agreed with the statement, “The more manual you are, the more adaptable you […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Autocam Medical recognizes latest apprenticeship program graduates

December 10, 2021

Via: Today's Medical Developments

Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, presented 11 students with certificates of completion for their CNC Machinist Apprentice Program during a November 10th ceremony at the AMP Lab at Western Michigan University […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

The role of Employee Equity Ownership in driving a company’s productivity.

November 30, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

In recent articles, I have written about how businesses that lack a defined and unifying purpose experience lower productivity; shared my thoughts on how companies can drive growth through the unification of purpose; and offered a methodology for driving value […]