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The Next Industrial Revolution is Here

Many people think that Industrial Revolutions are firmly in the past, that there’s nothing that significant on the horizon for manufacturing like there was at the turn of the last century. But they would be wrong.

CNN Reports on Students Who Are “Paid to Go to College”

“This is so much more than a ticket through college—this is your life,” says a student quoted in the news network’s report on CNC machining apprenticeships.

Kids, Machines and Manufacturing Days

Students from a dozen Chicago area high schools toured GF Machining Solutions’ front office, warehouse and demonstration center during its Manufacturing Days event.

Giving up their Saturday Mornings for What..?

Here's a shop that knows how to lure teens out of their beds to come and learn about manufacturing on a Saturday morning! Who would have known?

Straight from the Apprentices’ Mouths

See another side of a shop featured in MMT's April issue, but from the apprentices' viewpoints.

Get out the Vote for Manufacturing Education

A group of local manufacturers is pairing with teams from various high schools on a video competition that aims to educate students, teachers and parents about industry career opportunities. Today is the last day to vote!

Young Leaders: Blazing New Trails

Today I’m happy to be able to blog about the third honoree of three who were honored at the recent Annual Meeting of the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA).

Get On The Chain, Gang!

For a while now I have marveled at the ways folks in our industry can communicate today. There are so many resources, most of which are very accessible, like LinkedIn or Facebook, and then there are those that are more “exclusive”, I guess you could...

Getting Busy

We have been following Cardinal Manufacturing for a few years now. We've featured them in print, online, at trade events and in videos. This innovative high school vocational manufacturing program is still growing! I recently caught up with founder ...

Honoring a Leading Woman in Manufacturing

Last week I blogged about Jim Hommer, Sr., who was honored with the Technology and Manufacturing Association’s Winzeler Award at its Annual Meeting earlier this month. Today I’m going to tell you about the second of three honorees from that event: F...

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