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Published: 7/25/2016

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.

Published: 6/23/2016

[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.

Published: 6/17/2016

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.

Published: 6/6/2016

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.

Published: 5/24/2016

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.

Published: 5/12/2016

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.

Published: 4/27/2016

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.

Published: 2/1/2016

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.

Published: 1/27/2016

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.

Published: 1/26/2016

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.