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Build Your Own Talent Pipline

Blogger and manufacturing executive Perry Sainati recently posted an exchange with Ray Prendergast, head of manufacturing technology for Richard J. Daley College in Chicago. Asked for his advice to manufacturing employers, Mr. Prendergast said, “Bui...

Video: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 21 is “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.” Various companies and schools throughout the country are holding events, but the idea is a good one on any day of the year.

Change What You Say About Engineering

National Engineers Week starts Feb. 17. To kick off the week, we need to take a look at how we describe engineering careers.

Device for Manufacturing Students was Made by Manufacturing Students

An online, game-like welding simulator helps students get a hands-on look at a career in welding. The interesting thing about this simulator is that student manufacturers helped make the device.

Video: Student Outreach at IMTS

The Nightly Business Report visits IMTS to show how businesses are reaching out to future manufacturers.

Reality Redesigned: The Gauntlet

Nine design submissions are proceeding through “The Gauntlet” in The Edge Factor’s “Reality Redesigned” contest.

Yes Virginia, U.S. Manufacturing Is Alive and Well

During a recent press tour with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, MMS Editor Emily Tudor got to see what the state was doing to strengthen manufacturing and train the next generation of skilled workers.

The Value of Prototyping

“Reality Redesigned” judge Jeremy Bout inadvertently illustrated the value of prototyping when he tried to use his 3D printed model in production.

Kids These Days…

A recent survey points to bad attitude as one of the chief difficulties in finding and hiring skilled workers. Could there be something to the view that society has somehow failed to impart in young people the characteristics that made older generat...

Who Will Follow the 60,000?

A large part of the manufacturing workforce is starting to retire. Here’s how one group is encouraging a new generation to join the industry.

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