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Take Your Son to Work Day (Sort of)

A recent visit to a local machine shop enabled young folks, including my son, to get a better appreciation of what modern manufacturing is all about.

Q&A with Cardinal Manufacturing

A Wisconsin high school manufacturing class funds itself by operating as a business. The program provides a model for other school systems seeking to advance manufacturing instruction. Leaders in one Ohio county recently explored this idea.

Metalex Inspires Youth to Seek Engineering Education by Changing the World

Where can an engineering education take you? Will it help you change the world? Here's one student's thoughts on the topic after visiting advanced manufacturing Metalex Manufacturing.

A Manufacturer without Boundaries

A manufacturer without boundaries is recognized for excellence in NASA Space Program

Meeting in the Middle

How does industry connect with millennials and introduce them to the high-tech world of modern manufacturing? By seeing beyond differences to what we have in common.

Shop Class for First Graders?

How do we attract the next generation of manufacturers? Start them young by letting them tinker.

The Cardinal Rule of Workforce Development

Maybe the industry needs more soft skills than technical skills.

Recruitment Machines

Are you involved in a robotics league? These competitions attract and identify young people who could thrive in a manufacturing career.

Military Readiness

A small nonprofit is demonstrating just how ready veterans are to transition into skilled manufacturing careers. The organization is helping vets and manufacturers at the same time. How far could this training model go?

Volunteer to Teach

Could you share some of what you know about machining and manufacturing with high school students?

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