Next Generation

Manufacturing needs talented professionals! Plenty of careers are available for manufacturing engineers as well as trade professionals such as machinists and toolmakers. One of the challenges manufacturing employers face is that young people with aptitudes for science, mathematics and engineering are often unaware of the opportunities available in these fields. Another, related challenge is the out-of-date perceptions related to manufacturing, which in most manufacturing companies is becoming an increasingly more technical field requiring relying on knowledgable personnel who are well-compensated. This page documents the increasing awareness of career opportunities in manufacturing, and describes the efforts of manufacturers and other organizations to find, attract and develop the next generation of manufacturing talent.
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Training the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

With help from Edgecam, Northern Maine Community College trains the next generation of skilled manufacturers.
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Not Just a CNC Degree

A relationship with a local employer allowed Rock Valley College to create a 21st-century model for manufacturing instruction. That was good, because for this school’s manufacturing program, the 20th century did not end well.
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"Your Career CAN Make a Difference" Video Hits Home at NPE

Our "MoldMaking Matters: Your Career Can Make a Difference" video project with Creative Technology, NyproMold, AMBA, SPI and SPE's Mold Making and Mold Design Division, makes its debut at NPE2015. Attendees and exhibitors grab DVDs and manuals to share with their local communities as a recruitment tool for attracting the next generation of workers.



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