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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.

Published: 1/20/2016

Searching for Good News in the Manufacturing Skills Gap
While the current employment outlook is seemingly bleak, with a high number of manufacturers reporting a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified production workers, there does appear to be a light at the end of the tunnel concerning the ...

Published: 12/29/2015

Finding Time to “Play”
The chance to work on something other than work can not only improve morale, but also lead to new ideas and new opportunities for improving the manufacturing process.

Published: 12/22/2015

CNC Training Making Headway in Florida
We hear the complaint time and time again: There’s a shortage of skilled labor in the United States. So what are we doing about it? One solution that has been getting results in Florida is the 80 to Work Program from Longwood-based Machine Training ...

Published: 11/4/2015

Growing Great Employees
One way to address the shortage of skilled industrial labor is to hire for potential and train for productivity, capitalizing on the unique perspectives of those with experience outside of the manufacturing industry.

Published: 9/28/2015

Talent Shortage: Advice from a Human Resources Expert
The shortage of potential employees in manufacturing is a serious challenge that merits a serious response. An employment consultant describes how manufacturing businesses should think differently about talent and recruiting.