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Published: 8/20/2012

Does This School Have the Formula for Manufacturing Education?
A high school in Wisconsin runs its manufacturing vocational program as a business. Students make parts for paying customers. The program is thriving, cash flow is strong, and local manufacturers can now hire recent graduates who already have experi...

Published: 1/11/2012

Advancing Manufacturing, Tomorrow and Today
A drilling solution improves the production of a component that is critical for correcting spinal disorders. Meanwhile, an apprenticeship program ensures that improvements like this one can continue into the future.

Published: 11/23/2010

Lights, Camera ... Cycle Start
A new show dramatically portrays real-life manufacturing and CNC machining. The pilot episode is now playing.

Published: 5/13/2010

Telling the Mainstream about Manufacturing
How do we reach the next generation of manufacturing employees? One machine tool company succeeds with local efforts. Meanwhile, “C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.–Now!” seeks to go national.

Published: 9/17/2009

Leadership Skills Also Characterize A Champion
The WorldSkills Competition is a biennial event in which students compete with their international peers in occupational trades. This year, the team from the United States entered in both the CNC turning and CNC milling categories. Includes VIDEO.

Published: 9/2/2007

Cultivating Metalworking Technology's Next Users
An educator from a successful vocational high school describes what manufacturers can do to help institutions like his provide capable talent to industry.

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