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Apprenticeship Model Expands in North Carolina

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander in this state, where established, European-style workforce development programs play a critical advisory role for brand new ones.

A View of Castle Precision

A correspondent fresh to machining and manufacturing visits a sophisticated machined parts supplier in the UK.

What’s an Externship?

M.A. Ford’s participation in an externship program proved to be a win-win, bridging manufacturing and education as well as opening a door to community involvement in what could be a useful model for other shops and OEMs.

Drawing Millennials to Manufacturing

The best endorsement for choosing advanced manufacturing as a career path may well come from those who have already entered the field and are now reaping the rewards.

RAMTEC Ramps up Academic Outreach

Technology instructors in the RAMTEC Ohio program are expanding credentialing courses available to program enrollees, helping address the state’s “manufacturing gap.”

A CNC Machine with Nine Controls

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...

One More Problem?

Is it a big problem that a growing number of young people don’t seem to be mechanically inclined or handy in general?

VIDEO: New Recruitment Tool on How Moldmaking Careers Make a Difference

The concept was to allow young professionals currently working in our industry to share their own personal journeys and thereby help educate a future generation of workers about the fulfilling, lucrative career opportunities available in mold manufa...

Do Your Kids Know What You Did at IMTS?

See videos aimed at young people that were filmed at IMTS and broadcast to schools while the show was underway. These videos are part of a new microsite with resources to help kids understand careers in manufacturing.

Video: Young People and Their Mentors Describe Manufacturing Careers

Video promoting manufacturing careers highlights young people who have chosen this work, and the plants and schools that employ and teach them.

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