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Published: 4/11/2016

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.

Published: 4/11/2016

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.

Published: 4/6/2016

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?

Published: 4/4/2016

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

Published: 4/1/2016

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!

Published: 3/29/2016

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).

Published: 3/23/2016

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...

Published: 3/22/2016

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 ...

Published: 3/21/2016

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...

Published: 3/9/2016

Finding Your Roots... In Manufacturing
Have you ever wondered where your drive to become “a maker” stems from?

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