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News of Note: July 2019

New options for training young folks, NTMA offers blockchain services, a new partnership promoting additive manufacturing in aerospace work, and other industry news.
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Vocademy Maker Skills opening

Vocademy’s Maker Skills Academy. 

Vocademy’s Maker Skills Academy (MSA) is a hands-on skills program that covers vocational, career and soft skills training. The six-month program is open to anyone 16 and older with no prerequisites, transcripts or GPA requirements. The first 10-student MSA team starts July 2019, and enrollment is currently open.

The academy states that this program is ideal for students seeking an alternative to college, a learning program to explore maker skills, an effective pre-engineering program before entering university or a set of job skills that will “make their STEM or maker careers future-proof.” Read more.

Here is some more industry news of note: 

  • NTMA Partners with Blockchain Supply Chain Firm SyncFab – SyncFab uses blockchain “smart contracts” and data-driven methods to optimize the external supply chain available to OEM buyers. Read more.
  • Mitsubishi Offers CNC Total Care Package for Maintenance Needs – The Total Care Package provides maintenance by combining three existing services: CloudCNC backup, machine tuning and preventive maintenance. Read more.
  • Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace Partner to Accelerate Use of Additive Manufacturing – The partnership is intended to expand the use of additive manufacturing in aerospace applications. Read more.

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