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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.


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.


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