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University education in a shop-like setting helps mold a new generation of enterprising engineers.
It's Time to Educate the Next Generation–Manufacturing Competitions Receive Support from Companies at SkillsUSA
The depiction of manufacturing jobs as dirty and undesirable may soon be a thing of the past. How are manufacturing companies showing their interest in getting more students into the field?
Training the Manufacturers of Tomorrow
With help from Edgecam, Northern Maine Community College trains the next generation of skilled manufacturers.
Finding, Training & Retaining Employees
In this multi-part series of articles, contributor Ryan Pohl, a journeyman CNC machinist who also holds a master's degree in industrial training and development, addresses the skilled-labor shortage and its potential to dramatically hinder the futur...
How One College Successfully Meets the Need for Trained Manufacturing Hands
One obstacle to training the next generation of machine operators and engineers is exposing them to the variety of machine types and controls they are likely to encounter when they are hired. A community college in Illinois has the answer—training m...
New Talent, New Services Build on Solid Foundation
At Superior Tooling, scientific mold sampling is a natural extension of a scientific mold manufacturing process. Meanwhile, the company is more excited than ever about a new apprenticeship program.
"Your Career CAN Make a Difference" Video Hits Home at NPE
Our "MoldMaking Matters: Your Career Can Make a Difference" video project with Creative Technology, NyproMold, AMBA, SPI and SPE's Mold Making and Mold Design Division, makes its debut at NPE2015. Attendees and exhibitors grab DVDs and manuals to sh...
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Not Just a CNC Degree
A relationship with a local employer allowed Rock Valley College to create a 21st-century model for manufacturing instruction. That was good, because for this school’s manufacturing program, the 20th century did not end well.
Youngstown Congressman on the Skills Gap and Additive Manufacturing
Rep. Tim Ryan describes the challenge of attracting manufacturing’s next generation, as well as the promise of the technology that this generation is likely to put to use.