TRAINING & PERSONNEL

Virtual Training Helps High Schools Teach CNC Skills

Machine Training Solutions is paving the way to bring virtual CNC training and mentoring to high school honors students.
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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.
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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.
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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.

TMA’s Training 2.0

A different and newly equipped training program addresses the needs of Illinois-area manufacturers as those needs have changed in recent years. The success of the new program suggests questions for leaders in other regions of the country.
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Shop's Own Training Program Paves a Pathway to Employee Success

This shop developed a Web- and video-based training program tailored to its own specific practices that enables new hires to progress in stages from trainee to senior process engineer after demonstrating a clear understanding of each new skill they’ve acquired.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 future of American manufacturing over the next decade.
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