Training & Personnel
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All-In for Apprentices
The apprenticeship program at Grob Systems offers a free associate’s degree, a paycheck and the possibility to launch a manufacturing career with the company.
Play it Safe
Safety procedures often are sidestepped because the employee thinks he or she can get away with it every once in a while. Yet fluky injuries do happen during brief lapses in good judgement.
Is It Time for a Four-Day Work Week?
This shop's employees now work four 10s instead of five 8s. Here are the benefits the shop has seen.
How to Evaluate Prospective Employees
The consultant who has worked with Staub Machine describes his method for helping this shop identify candidates who have the personal attributes the shop is now seeking.
The Esteem Incentive
Does your shop’s culture encourage knowledge sharing among employees?
The Lights Came Back On
A community college’s fast-track CNC instruction made it possible for one manufacturer to restart its idle machining area. I see several lessons in this.
The Inside Track
For many shops, the best source of new business is existing customers. Is the best source of new talent your existing employees?
A small nonprofit is demonstrating just how ready veterans are to transition into skilled manufacturing careers. The organization is helping vets and manufacturers at the same time. How far could this training model go?
Patents are Not Only for Big Business
Patenting should be a part of more small companies’ and inventors’ business plans. The process is less complicated than people realize, and it serves to protect important intellectual property.
Training through close collaboration among educators, manufacturers and equipment builders gives shopfloor prospects the chance to contribute right away.