NEXT GENERATION

Addressing the Skills Gap

According to Roush Industries Operations Manager Mel Koslowski, one way to address the skills gap is to expose kids to programs in high school that will pique their interest in manufacturing careers.
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Refueling Manufacturing Through Storytelling

New media company Edge Factor is partnering with Purdue University and industry leaders to produce educational materials based on episodes of its shows.
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Recruitment Machines

Are you involved in a robotics league? These competitions attract and identify young people who could thrive in a manufacturing career.
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Beginning Guide to Metals

A machining business gave young people visiting the shop a set of blocks made from various metals to help them understand the work of manufacturing, and the knowledge of materials that manufacturers put to use.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Clemson U. Grad Student Wins MTConnect Challenge

Valerie Pezzullo won $100,000—the top prize in a national contest designed to promote innovative uses of the MTConnect open operability standard—for her application that monitors cutting conditions to reduce or prevent chatter.
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Searching for Skilled Workers? Here’s Part of the Solution

In recent years, manufacturers have found it increasingly difficult to find trained, skilled employees, especially in the metalworking industry.
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Video: Wisconsin Governor Visits Cardinal Manufacturing

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently toured Cardinal Manufacturing, the Eleva-Strum High School manufacturing program that operates as a commercial manufacturing business.
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How to Promote Careers in Precision Manufacturing

Step one: create a great manufacturing training program with good instructors and a well-equipped machining facility. Step two: create a compelling video that sells the program to high school seniors about to choose a career path. The ITAMCO Manufacturing Education Center at Plymouth High School in Plymouth, Indiana has both steps covered.
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Video: Who Is to Blame?

Answer: Maybe we all are or maybe no one is.
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Funding Training is Worth the Risk

What if an employee receiving paid training from an employer takes that training and goes to a different company?
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