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A Shop Manager Shows This Video to Encourage Employees to Focus

The shop’s team members “need to understand their responsibility to our stakeholders to be productive in an extremely competitive global market,” he says. Distractions such as headphones work against this, because our brains cannot really multitask.


[Video] Could This Be the First Really Great Machine Shop Meme?

A-1 Tool Corp. and Skill Scout have released a good example of a clever video tapping into common social media knowledge among millennials.


Virtual CNC Training Goes beyond Simulation

Teaching CNC technology doesn't have to require an actual CNC. Learn how some cash-strapped educational institutions (and risk-averse manufacturers) are using virtual training.


What Do Manufacturers Want in Training?

A regional association asked that question of its member machining businesses, and developed a program aimed at meeting those needs.


Put Employees’ Skills on Display

A shop interested in cross training publicly scores its employees according to how much time they spend with different types of equipment.


Launching an Apprenticeship Program for $130

This shop uses an inexpensive plug-in for a website-hosting platform to manage its custom, in-house apprenticeship program.


NIMS and Gene Haas Foundation Announce Scholarships

The program will provide scholarships to high-achieving SkillsUSA students showcasing their skills at the 2016 National Leadership and Skills Conference.


A Virtual Approach to CNC Training

One way to take the fear of crashing an expensive machine out of CNC training is by using simulation software that features programming methods actually used on the shop floor.


Online Matchmaking Platform Focuses on Skilled Trades

Operating much like online dating sites, this new platform aims to connect job seekers and employers in industries ranging from manufacturing to construction.


Music above the Machining

An example of a little touch that makes a big difference: The music is uplifting and clear in this shop thanks to a sound system tailored to overcome the machines.


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