Skills Shortage: Different Means to the Same End
Companies and organizations are pursuing different strategies to address the critical shortage of skilled technical personnel.
For its part, The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation views partnerships between private companies and public educational institutions as an important means to develop the workforce of the future. To that end, the foundation recently unveiled an initiative that provides employers an opportunity to work with educators to describe real-world job functions and tailor coursework to their very specific skills needs. CAM system developer PartMaker, a division of Delcam, is taking a more direct approach by offering free and reduced-cost training for advanced multi-function machine tools.