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Category: Workforce Development


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Rise in numbers for women in engineering

June 23, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

On International Women in Engineering day (23 June), EngineeringUK reports a 12% increase in the number of women working in engineering compared with 2018. The starting point was quite low, however, just 12% of the workforce in Q2 2018, compared […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

No Manufacturing Work Shortage if Manufacturers Enroll and Engage Gen Zers

June 22, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

One third of the manufacturing workforce will be Gen Zers before 2030. Those born between 1990 – 2010 are able to fill the millions of jobs being vacated by boomers during the rest of this decade. Manufacturers complaining of worker […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Too Few Women in Engineering? Here Are Some Solutions

June 16, 2021

Via: Design News

For years we’ve seen a discrepancy between the number of women enrolled in college engineering programs and the number of women in the engineering workforce. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the percentage of women in undergraduate engineering programs […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

US Manufacturing Skills Gap: 2.1m Jobs Unfilled By 2030

May 6, 2021

Via: Industry Today

Left unabated, the manufacturing skills gap — which is now anticipated to leave 2.1 million jobs unfilled by 2030 — could cost the U.S. economy as much as $1 trillion. Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute’s new report, “Creating pathways for […]


Industry Focus Areas, Regulations, Workforce Development

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Directs $15 Million to Manufacturing Training Academies

April 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

In an effort to develop the manufacturing workforce, Illinois Gov. Jay “J.B.” Pritzker announced a $15 million investment to build two advanced manufacturing training academies. The academies, located in downstate Illinois, will offer hundreds of residents the opportunity to develop […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Renishaw Helps Develop Next Generation of Manufacturing Professionals

April 26, 2021

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Renishaw, has partnered with Davis Technical College (‘Davis Tech’), a public technical college in Kaysville, Utah, USA, to provide students with access to the latest in measurement technologies. CNC machining students now have on-site access to coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Deliver training on your workers’ schedule

April 19, 2021

Via: Plant Services

We recently caught up with Tim Jacobs, VP/General Manager – Enterprise at TPC, to ask him how the company is helping industrial maintenance workers to both improve their skill sets, from precision maintenance to leadership, and overcome the numerous job […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Reaching Manufacturing Job Candidates

April 16, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The pool of potential workers must be wide and deep to create the perfect fit. Accessible through an annual subscription, FactoryFix is an online platform that matches vetted manufacturing workers with companies seeking specific skill sets. This platform sets a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Redefining Communications for Today’s Mobile Workforces

March 24, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Communicating with personnel was already a challenge for companies with workers in the field, widespread workforces in siloed divisions and office locations, or deskless staff who travel. Now that COVID-19 has all but eradicated traditional in-person relationships and many in-office […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How Best to Introduce Diversity and Equity into the Industrial Workforce?

March 22, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It should be no surprise that the future of the United States’ manufacturing sector relies on finding a new generation of workers to replace a rapidly aging one. On Monday, the Urban Manufacturing Alliance and The Century Foundation’s Industry & […]