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Category: Workforce Development


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 […]