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Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Does Manufacturing Need a Culture Makeover?

October 29, 2019

Via: Industry Week

While it’s common knowledge that manufacturing has a culture problem, what might not be known is how deep a problem this is. In a study by Grant Thornton, “Return on Culture: Proving the Connection Between Work and Profit,” manufacturing executives […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Creating a Human-Friendly Workplace in an Age of Automation

October 17, 2019

Via: Industry Week

In the 1936 satire Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin stars as a hapless factory worker tightening bolt after bolt after bolt of a large industrial machine until he is eventually pulled into—and run through—its gears.Bottom of Form However silly, Chaplin’s film […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Tumbling Into Safety

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

I took a tumble walking to my car after work the other day. It was my fault entirely. I chose to step over a rope fence rather than walk the extra 200 feet to the proper opening of the parking […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Training the Future AI Workforce in Troy, New York

September 16, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Good ideas always have interesting starting points. As Bob Bedard, president of deFactor Global, was expanding his business offerings to include artificial intelligence (AI) he looked around his surroundings and realized that Troy, New York was doing a lot of […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Apple says it supports 2.4 million U.S. jobs

August 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it was either directly or indirectly responsible for 2.4 million U.S. jobs, up 20% from the 2 million the technology company estimated in 2017. The iPhone maker said its direct workforce grew from […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturing Obscurity Is a Fate Worse Than the Robopocalypse

August 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

No country is even close to America when it comes to churning out cinematic thrillers depicting the robot apocalypse, introducing a steady supply of cyborgs, replicants, androids. Making actual industrial robots—the ones that perform our boring, repetitive tasks in factories […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Generation Z More Likely Than Millennials to Pursue Work in Manufacturing, Poll Finds

July 18, 2019

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Millennials are over — the next generation is about to enter the workforce, and new polling reveals they could be more likely than their immediate predecessors to enter manufacturing. Leaning2Lead (L2L), a data and software analysis company, found that 27 […]


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 […]