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Peter Drucker popularized the phrase “knowledge economy” back in 1969, referring to a new generation of high tech “knowledge workers.” The truth is manufacturing pioneered the knowledge economy decades earlier and has always been highly dependent on knowledge workers. Knowing how to profitably make things that satisfy market demand better than the competition is the lifeblood of industry.
Manufacturers, in many cases, are leading the way in finding more flexible ways to work with labor. It gives the flexibility to build people’s confidence without necessarily becoming full-time employees. There’s more technology that can be put to play in training people, in ensuring their skills are high.
What if you learned funding for capital equipment required to keep your plant running in coming years was soon going to be extremely hard to find? Would you hit the panic button? The situation manufacturers are facing when it comes to their most critical asset – people – is nearly as dire.
The need for a good workforce is critical, Jackson says. Only if the available workforce is good can a company even consider locating or expanding in a certain region. He adds, “I almost refer to it as peeling an onion. Every layer has its purpose, but the core is the workforce. The most important is the workforce.”
As manufacturing workers face an improving job market overall, are they preparing to jump ship? Recent studies of the manufacturing workforce suggest that confidence might actually translate into upheaval in an individual organization, as workers feel more comfortable looking for different opportunities outside of their current companies.
The key phrase here is "new ideas entering the market." It's not like there aren't any new ideas floating in the heads of enterprising individuals, but the ideas just don't reach the shop floor. The resources needed to bring innovative ideas to life are in short supply in U.S.
A group of 22 U.S. senators has come together to launch a campaign to get Washington to refocus on manufacturing jobs. The Manufacturing Jobs for America initiative aims to build bipartisan support for legislation that will modernize America’s manufacturing sector, help American manufacturers grow and create jobs, and assist American workers in getting the skills to succeed in the next generation of manufacturing jobs.
Roughly a year ago, GE and other thought leaders in the industry — Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa and The Manufacturing Institute — launched the Get Skills to Work initiative, a coalition aimed at closing the skills gap and specifically, to supporting veterans as they transition to careers in advanced manufacturing.
Consider the last time that you were invited or directed to attend training on a method to be applied to your own work. It might have been leadership training, process training, Six Sigma training, a Lean workshop, or training on the use of a new machine. The subject doesn’t matter.
Global shifts in costs, processes and consumer purchasing habits put the U.S. in a position to revitalizing its manufacturing sector and enhance businesses and industry at home. The only thing missing is enough skilled workers to maintain the momentum.
In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength — American adults scored below the international average on a global test, according to results released Tuesday.
Berkshire Community College (BCC) today unveiled a new state-of-the-art lab containing advanced manufacturing equipment housed at Taconic High School (THS) that will provide both BCC and high school students with the advanced technical skills needed to succeed in the new manufacturing workplace.
The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program reimburses employers up to $4,000 per employee after the worker completes the training. Employers must first pay the full cost of training before they can receive a state voucher. An employer can be reimbursed up to $250,000 per fiscal year.
RealWeld Systems, Inc., today announced that its RealWeld Trainer system now supports real-time audio coaching during both practice and live training session. The system digitally captures motions and objectively scores a trainee’s welding technique while performing real welds with the arc on, or practice welds with the arc off.
The governor's office says IMCP is a federal program designed to help bring manufacturing jobs back to cities. In Maine, the grant will be used to advance the manufacturing of biomass heating appliances in the northern part of the state with the aim of creating new jobs.
From high school technology classes and engineering professors to manufacturing professionals trying to solve a production problem or plant managers wanting to train their workers, reliable information is a necessity. Tooling U-SME releases Knowledge Edge, an online resource with industry-validated content and information, available at the touch of a button and click of a mouse.
Levin and Stabenow say the center "helps connect small-to-medium sized manufacturing firms with new product developers." They say its mission also is to assist manufacturers "with tools and resources to bring new products to market and to train workers."
Today’s episode features Desiree Crossley, Outreach Coordinator for AMPed NH, speaking about a fantastic new Manufacturing Initivative coming out of the state of New Hampshire. AMPed — Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education — is a New Hampshire initiative created to educate and train eager, motivated people for high-wage, high-skill jobs in the advanced manufacturing industry.
The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has awarded a cooperative agreement to Maryland MEP, Inc. (MD MEP), to run a center that will help the state’s small and medium-sized manufacturers increase profits and create and retain American jobs.
As students head back to school, Advanced Clean Air Technologies Global (ACAT Global), manufacturer of lightweight and efficient catalytic converter substrates, is placing a high priority on education by supporting students at universities in Michigan and California, employing interns and starting a local training program to instruct a new generation of workers in advanced manufacturing technology.
I would invest training in current employees. These are the people who have helped build our company. At Miller, our average seniority is 19 years with less than two percent turnover. We believe in giving people the chance and the skills to build their careers and want to continue to see them grow.
With coal industry jobs dwindling and young people leaving the state to find work, speakers at the forum at the Clay Center in Charleston Wednesday stressed workforce training and getting students to take classes that fit the jobs that become available.
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow unveiled a plan Tuesday in suburban Detroit designed to boost states' high-skilled job-training programs.The Michigan Democrat said the New Skills for New Jobs Act would build on efforts in Michigan and several other states that are helping community colleges work with local businesses to provide worker training.
“Kids have no idea how the Cheerios get in the box, so our starting point is exposure and education. There’s a popular perception of factory work as dirty, hot and boring, but the reality is machinery manufacturers’ plants are clean and air conditioned, with new machines and challenges every day,” a member of the group says.
Georgia, among other southeastern U.S. states, has been receiving a lot of attention from manufacturers lately for its business-friendly climate and proximity to big-name players in advanced manufacturing — think Tyson, Kia, Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin and more. That success, while multifaceted, can be directly traced to the state’s economic development efforts.
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