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Addressing the Skills Gap

According to Roush Industries Operations Manager Mel Koslowski, one way to address the skills gap is to expose kids to programs in high school that will pique their interest in manufacturing careers.


New This Year: IMTS Virtual Field Trip for Students

Videos aimed at young people will be filmed at IMTS and broadcast during three days of the show. Encourage the teachers you know to register for this online experience of applied math and science.


Chat with the Young People at IMTS

Attending IMTS? If so, take advantage of opportunities to interact with the students who also will be there.


Hurco to Award Free Machine Tool to Winning Entrepreneur

Contest open to manufacturing entrepreneurs in business five years or less. Finalists to appear before judges at IMTS.


Refueling Manufacturing Through Storytelling

New media company Edge Factor is partnering with Purdue University and industry leaders to produce educational materials based on episodes of its shows.


Beginning Guide to Metals

A machining business gave young people visiting the shop a set of blocks made from various metals to help them understand the work of manufacturing, and the knowledge of materials that manufacturers put to use.


Clemson U. Grad Student Wins MTConnect Challenge

Valerie Pezzullo won $100,000—the top prize in a national contest designed to promote innovative uses of the MTConnect open operability standard—for her application that monitors cutting conditions to reduce or prevent chatter.


Searching for Skilled Workers? Here’s Part of the Solution

In recent years, manufacturers have found it increasingly difficult to find trained, skilled employees, especially in the metalworking industry.


Video: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Visits Cardinal Manufacturing

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently toured Cardinal Manufacturing, the Eleva-Strum High School manufacturing program that operates as a commercial manufacturing business.


How to Promote Careers in Precision Manufacturing

Step one: create a great manufacturing training program with good instructors and a well-equipped machining facility. Step two: create a compelling video that sells the program to high school seniors about to choose a career path. The ITAMCO Manufac...


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