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Labor Secretary Checks Out Training Programs At Shipyards

May 27, 2015 5:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An aging workforce underscores the importance of training a new generation of workers.

By The Numbers: Why Closing The Gender Gap Is Good For Manufacturers

May 13, 2015 3:00 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

A study says closing the gender gap is good business for manufacturers everywhere.

Louisville To Host 3D Printing Training Center

May 13, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center, which is scheduled to open this fall, will join...

Women In Manufacturing Summit 2015

May 8, 2015 4:59 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Events

As a national 2-day event, we have women join us from around the country with the purpose of...

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Improving Manufacturing Operations Effectiveness With MES

May 8, 2015 4:51 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Events

Collaboration and real-time visibility are keys to business growth in a variety of areas these days, and manufacturing is no exception.

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

May 8, 2015 4:41 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Events

With a growing number of manufacturers increasing local production or returning to Canada to take advantage of homegrown manufacturing efficiencies, the ‘Made in Canada’ trend is on the rise.

Manufacturing Day 2015

May 8, 2015 4:34 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Events

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. 

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Summer Camps With A Mission: To Create Cybersecurity Experts

May 4, 2015 10:11 am | by Wilson Ring, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The camps are part of an expanding but modestly funded program called GenCyber that is funded by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency. The agencies are taking the long view in fulfilling an insatiable need for cybersecurity experts.

IoT In Manufacturing

April 27, 2015 11:58 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Events

In this session, we will break down benefits of IoT for Manufacturing.

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2015

April 26, 2015 11:23 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Events

Expected to draw 10,000 professionals, CMTS is poised to unveil Canada’s largest display of industry equipment and technology – including efficiencies such as lean manufacturing and automation – that are geared towards helping Canadian manufacturers maintain a competitive advantage and prepare for growth.

Michelle Obama: Tech Industry To Train, Hire 90K Military Vets

April 24, 2015 2:51 pm | by Darlene Superville, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans.

Study: College Educations Drive U.S. Economic Growth, Including Manufacturing

April 13, 2015 5:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The report showed employment in the production of goods remained flat at about 26 million, while service industry positions accounted for all of the 82 million new jobs created between 1967 and 2011.

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Report: Auto Industry Must Overhaul Supply Chain Training

March 27, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

"Supply chain can’t be seen as a ‘fallback’ position," said DHL Global Forwarding Middle Europe CEO Volker Oesau. "This means corporate culture needs to change — and that change must come from the C-level."

Mind The STEM Gap: A Conversation With Meredith Kovarik

March 26, 2015 9:37 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

"Men and women are fighting for equal opportunity, because diverse teams make for stronger teams and better results."

Girls & Tech: Efforts To Encourage Young Women Into Programming

March 23, 2015 3:17 pm | by ABC News | News | Comments

ABC’s Lana Zak investigates the efforts being made to get more girls into technology fields.

Lawmakers Hope To Designate, Fund 'Manufacturing Universities'

March 18, 2015 1:33 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Qualifying campuses would receive $20 million over four years to meet goals related to engineering, job training, manufacturing entrepreneurship and partnering with manufacturing companies.                                                  

Obama Says He Is Prepared To Fight GOP Over Education

March 16, 2015 2:36 pm | by Nedra Pickler, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama said if the Republican budget doesn't reflect those priorities, they will have "a major debate."                         

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Seeking New Edisons: STEM Scholarship Will Boost Innovation In Ohio

March 10, 2015 9:56 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

America’s high school graduation rate is at its highest point in four decades – three out of four students now get a diploma. But in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) in Ohio, Thomas Edison’s home state, the numbers remain grim: just 60 percent of students...

Obama To Announce Effort To Boost High-Tech Training, Hiring

March 9, 2015 9:55 am | by Jim Kuknhenn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is focusing on high-tech jobs in his bid to make progress on stagnant wages in this country. Obama has obtained commitments from more than 300 employers as well as local governments in 20 regions of the country to train and hire high technology workers...

Skills Gap Solutions: Q&A With Jeff Owens

February 19, 2015 3:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Last year ended with some bad news: U.S. average hourly earnings shrank in December. The lack of competitive wages in the manufacturing industry contributes to the skills gap, or the shortage of qualified workers applying to available jobs. I had the opportunity to sit down with Advanced Technology Services...

Re-Skilled Workers Bring The Industrial Internet Of Things To Life

February 18, 2015 9:40 am | by Sudarshan Krishnamurthi, Senior Product Manager, Cisco, on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | Articles | Comments

The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) holds huge potential for manufacturers in 2015. But in order to fulfill these promises, manufacturers will need skilled workers who can deploy the evolving technology on the plant side. As more and more companies migrate toward increased connectivity on...  

MI Governor Puts Renewed Emphasis On Blue-Collar Jobs

February 17, 2015 1:31 pm | by David Eggert, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Only a few short years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state's economy beyond the auto industry, envisioning a Silicon Valley-style workforce that would be less dependent on manufacturing and more invested in technology and green...

Re-skilled Workers Bring The Industrial Internet Of Things To Life

February 12, 2015 1:58 pm | by Sudarshan Krishnamurthi, Senior Product Manager, Cisco, on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | News | Comments

The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) holds huge potential for manufacturers in 2015. But in order to fulfill these promises, manufacturers will need skilled workers who can deploy the evolving technology on the plant side. As more and more companies migrate toward increased connectivity on...

Even As U.S. Job Market Picks Up, Unemployed Face Frustration

February 7, 2015 9:24 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The job market remains a frustrating place for America's 9 million unemployed — perhaps more so as hiring has accelerated along with job postings. The pace of job growth over the past three months was the fastest in 17 years. The gains spanned nearly every industry, and some employers have...

Obama To Tout Community College Plan At IN Town Hall

February 6, 2015 2:34 pm | by Jeni O'Malley, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's proposal to make two years of community college free will get a key test Friday as he travels to Indiana, a red state where making college more affordable and increasing graduation rates are squarely in the spotlight. Obama's plan is part of a proposed budget that increases taxes on the wealthy and aims to...

Industry Groups: Manufacturing Day Events Saw Nearly 400,000 Participants

February 2, 2015 10:28 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Last year's Manufacturing Day campaign involved nearly 400,000 participants at 1,679 total events, organizers said, smashing participation goals for the year. More than 260,000 people joined live events hosted by manufacturers between Oct. 3 and Dec. 12, while the remainder joined a dozen virtual...

Coal Mining Simulator Coming To Southern IL

January 27, 2015 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Illinois colleges are planning to build a simulator that will allow coal miners to train how to react in emergencies without having to set foot in a mine. The simulator that Southeastern Illinois College and Illinois Eastern Community College plan to build will have features such as an imitation-smoke system...

Education, Bias-Breaking Keys To Women's Rise In Supply Chain

January 27, 2015 9:29 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Articles | Comments

The labor shortage in the supply chain and manufacturing industries has been well-documented, and increasingly as that shortage continues to grow. Corrie Banks and Kleo Landucci, executives at logistics services providing companies, can’t stress enough how they’d like to see fellow females continue to enter the supply chain workforce...

Industry Group Issues Record Number Of Metalworking Credentials

January 23, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills issued a record number of credentials last year to individuals seeking to join or advance in the precision manufacturing industry. The Virginia-based group, which sets metalworking skills standards, issues certifications and accredits training programs...

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