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Job Training Review Emphasizes Data, Employers

July 22, 2014 12:02 pm | News | Comments

A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train.         

Ford Planning $1M Alan Mulally Scholarship

July 11, 2014 7:56 am | News | Comments

The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship announced Thursday provides financial...

Toyota Hopes Donations Will Make A Difference

July 10, 2014 7:47 am | by Dennis Seid, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal | News | Comments

The test cars, a mix of the 10th-generation Corolla and the 11th-generation model that came out...

Five Manufacturing-Supporting Bills Approved By Senate

June 27, 2014 1:16 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | News | Comments

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) eliminates 15 unnecessary programs...

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Why The Manufacturing Skills Gap Is Serious

June 27, 2014 8:13 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO - @IndustrialAnna | Blogs | Comments

In an industry that has yet to recover the jobs lost in the recession, we’re dealing with vacancies in the skilled trades that threaten to derail production growth and sector expansion.                

Is A College Degree Still Worth It?

June 24, 2014 10:57 am | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.                  

MakerBot, TechShop Join GE's Collaborative Innovation Strategy

June 23, 2014 12:49 pm | by Microfactory, Inc. | News | Comments

Building on the partnership with Local Motors announced earlier this year, the new partnerships with MakerBot and TechShop will enhance GE’s collaboration with engineers and makers.                     


New Push To Get Girls Into Computer Science

June 19, 2014 11:46 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Less than one percent of high school girls think of computer science as part of their future, even though it's one of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S. today with a projected 4.2 million jobs by 2020, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Down With Pink: The Rise Of Female STEM Toys

June 18, 2014 3:42 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

Whether the topic is limiting the skills sets girls develop while playing or failing to introduce STEM as a career option because those are “boy’s” toys, it’s always been an interesting discussion, to say the least.         

Blind Man Gets Auto Mechanics Degree

June 18, 2014 8:21 am | News | Comments

Clifford Alderson, 48, a graduate from a joint New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College program, earned his degree by listening and learning to feel his way around the vehicle.          

Grant To Expand Additive Manufacturing Research At Cleveland State

June 13, 2014 2:33 pm | by Cleveland State University | News | Comments

The $293,500 award will fund the purchase of electronic and polymer 3-D printers, to be housed within the college’s Additive Manufacturing Instructional and Training Laboratory.                     

Philly Looks To Attract Tech Buzz

June 12, 2014 2:18 pm | by Kathy Matheson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The city has what young professionals want — including a vibrant nightlife and affordable, walkable neighborhoods — and it has what companies want: potential workers from universities including Penn, Drexel and Temple.                 


Four Reasons You Won’t Retire As Soon As You Think

June 9, 2014 10:48 am | by Martin Smith | Blogs | Comments

Older employees face their share of challenges in the workplace, sometimes in the form of outright discrimination. The numbers, however, tell an optimistic story for the next generation of retirement-age workers who are expecting to prolong their careers.

Retired Jets Given To LA Aircraft Mechanics School

June 6, 2014 3:50 pm | News | Comments

Charter aircraft industry pioneer Clay Lacy has donated two retired corporate jets to a Los Angeles aircraft mechanics school.                        

Purdue University Planning Melon Safety Workshops

June 6, 2014 8:29 am | News | Comments

The Purdue Extension offered similar workshops last year in response to a 2012 salmonella outbreak in cantaloupe traced to a producer in southwestern Indiana and potential federal inspections of Indiana packinghouses. Rewind: Obama Helps Manufacturing; Beechcraft Insources Jobs

May 30, 2014 12:48 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across, from the 12 regions that were chosen to provide a boost to U.S. manufacturing to Beechcraft's partnership with Wichita State University.            

Obama Announces Teacher Training Competition At Science Fair

May 27, 2014 1:55 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama drew attention to girls' science and engineering accomplishments Tuesday as he announced new teacher training competition as well as mentoring efforts to improve and diversify the nation's technological workforce.     


WSU, Beechcraft Team Up To 'Insource' Jobs

May 27, 2014 8:02 am | by Roy Wenzl, The Wichita Eagle | News | Comments

What Beechcraft got out of this were good employees at a reasonable cost, he said. What those undergrads got, two students say, was real-world job training.                 

Students 'Blast Off' After Space Program Saved

May 23, 2014 10:35 am | by Kathy Matheson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Supporters hope the attention and momentum will enable them to modernize badly outdated equipment and promote the program's value in the national conversation on the importance of STEM education — science, technology, engineering and math.  

Skills Shortage Threatens Earnings And Growth Of U.S. Manufacturers

May 15, 2014 3:57 pm | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturers may be losing up to 11 percent annually of their earnings as a result of increased production costs stemming from a shortage of skilled workers, according to a new study from Accenture and The Manufacturing Institute.  

10 Tips for Successful ERP implementation

May 9, 2014 5:49 pm | Videos | Comments

While there are numerous outlets offering thoughts and guidance on ERP implementation, Columbus offers this definitive list focused on time-tested approaches that they feel can help an enterprise save time, cut costs and ensure all goals are met. Rewind: GM's Barra Gives Advice; Defining 'Made In America'

May 9, 2014 2:38 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across, from GM's CEO telling students to fix problems quickly to imported products and the American jobs they support.              

Nation's Report Card Shows No Gains For 12th-Graders

May 7, 2014 11:16 am | by Kimberly Hefling, AP Education Writer | News | Comments

Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.                        

IBM's Watson Is Going To College

May 7, 2014 9:37 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Students at seven of the country's top computer science universities will get a chance to try out IBM's famous cognitive computing system as part of new classes set for next fall.                     

Microsoft Picks Miami For Innovation Center

May 2, 2014 10:58 am | by Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is opening a state-of-the-art training facility in Miami, its first within the United States, the company announced Friday.                          

Mich. PMI Shows Solid Economic Growth For Detroit Area

May 1, 2014 12:58 pm | by The Institute for Supply Management - Southeast Michigan | News | Comments

Comments from purchasing managers responding to this month’s survey ranged from “Companies continue to hoard cash and postpone capital investments and hiring,” to “We are beginning to see our customers finally breaking loose and ordering capital equipment.” 

GE Selects Louisville For First ‘Micro-Factory’

April 16, 2014 11:22 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | News | Comments

The micro-factory philosophy aims to bring an open platform and co-creation to the appliances market so that the company can create the products that consumers want at an accelerated pace. FirstBuild will utilize the local talent in engineering and advanced manufacturing to build a network of on-site community members.

Obama, Biden Announcing $600M For Job Grants

April 16, 2014 8:00 am | by Darlene Superville, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Obama and Vice President Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.      

How Veterans Could Help Manufacturing Fix The Skills Gap

April 9, 2014 11:19 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | Articles | Comments

When it comes to understanding the need for reliability and maintenance, it’s hard to look further than veterans — they know the stakes if a piece of equipment fails. As a former fighter jet pilot, Michael Aroney is familiar with high-risk endeavors, and what keeps them as low-risk as possible — maintenance is absolutely necessary to the equation.

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