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Educating the Next Generation of Makers : New England Board of Higher Education

Educating the Next Generation of Makers : New England Board of Higher Education | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it

The field of manufacturing typically conjures images of dimly lit dirty and dangerous factories crowded with workers, the kind seen in photos of New York City’s garment district in the early 1900s and in some developing countries today. But because of advances in technology, the field of manufacturing—what we make, how we make it, where and by whom—is rapidly changing. As access to technologies continues to pervade our world, the opportunity for everyone and anyone to become a “maker,” inventor, hobbyist or entrepreneur is greatly increased, changing the definition and perception of what it means to be a manufacturer...Read More....




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WHERE THE JOBS ARE: THE NEXT GENERATION

WHERE THE JOBS ARE: THE NEXT GENERATION | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
More high schools, community colleges are training students for modern-day factories
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Outstanding program and Wheeling High School in Wheeling IL.

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Designer Leather Bags

Designer Leather Bags | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
Simran international's main area of expertise is the manufacturing of leather jackets for both men and women, ladies leather handbags and travel bags.
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Boeing Lab Will Create 300 Simulation and Technology Jobs > ENGINEERING.com

Boeing Lab Will Create 300 Simulation and Technology Jobs > ENGINEERING.com | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it

Boeing recently announced the Center for Applied Simulation and Analytics (CASA); a 7000 ft2 research facility that will create 300 jobs and act as a hub for the simulation of Boeing products throughout their lifecycle.  The new facility will expand the already extensive Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) lab in Huntsville, Alabama. The BR&T lab is one of 11 facilities in the center of Boeing’s research and development. The lab fuels the company’s aerospace expansion and works to improve the costs, quality, cycle time and performance of Boeing’s products.

The CASA will house seven new laboratories and an area for collaboration. This collaboration center will be the heart of Boeing’s customer interactions, team collaborations and technical advances. ..Read More....

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Michigan manufacturer offers $500 'reward' for engineers

Michigan manufacturer offers $500 'reward' for engineers | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
Zeeland-based Innotec likens the referral reward to crowd-sourced recruiting.
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Model Apprenticeship Approved by US DOL | On The Edge Blog

Model Apprenticeship Approved by US DOL | On The Edge Blog | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
The US Department of Labor has announced the certification of National Guideline Apprenticeship Standards based upon PMMI's industrial maintenance and mechatronics exams and standards...Read More....
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MADEinOHIO.us – Xtreme BOTS and the Future of Ohio’s Skilled Workforce

MADEinOHIO.us – Xtreme BOTS and the Future of Ohio’s Skilled Workforce | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
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Women remain untapped resource in manufacturing - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Women remain untapped resource in manufacturing - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
Manufacturers find it a challenge to attract women workers to jobs on all levels.
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How Maryland Is Wooing Foreign Startups

How Maryland Is Wooing Foreign Startups | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
If you’re a foreign entrepreneur looking to break into the U.S. market, the State of Maryland wants to help.
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Working so that others can: Silk points students to careers

Working so that others can: Silk points students to careers | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it

Meeting Susan J. Silk for the first time typically starts with her asking four questions.

“What do you do for work?”

“Why did you choose your occupation?”

“What advice would you give kids going on a co-op?”

“Would you be interested in having a co-op student?”

It’s at that point her husband of 42 years, Edward, will roll his eyes because here his wife goes again. He’s used to it, Silk says, and he will eventually remind her about the task at hand. ..Read More...

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Vistakon's Manufacturing Academy focused on Jacksonville, but getting national buzz - Jacksonville Business Journal

Vistakon's Manufacturing Academy focused on Jacksonville, but getting national buzz - Jacksonville Business Journal | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
The solution to the nationwide manufacturing workforce shortage could be right here on the First Coast.
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Michigan manufacturer deals with labor shortage with paid training, free rides to work

Michigan manufacturer deals with labor shortage with paid training, free rides to work | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
Primera Plastics isn't just training workers for its facility, but for customers Gentex and Herman Miller.
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I finally found the perfect job for me!

I finally found the perfect job for me! | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
Your AMPed NH Job Finder Tool will help you find the career path that best suits you. Just answer a few questions, and you're on your way. It really is that easy. ..Read More....
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RtI in Math - Book Review -Interventions for Struggling Students in Math | MiddleWeb

RtI in Math - Book Review -Interventions for Struggling Students in Math | MiddleWeb | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
Forbringer & Fuchs combine recommendations of key math education researchers & instructional leaders with strategies for using them with struggling learners.
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Reshoring could see car industry create 50,000 jobs

Reshoring could see car industry create 50,000 jobs | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
The automotive industry is set to create a 50,000 new jobs as it reshores, according to research from Lloyds bank.
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Top 11 thru 20 Manufacturing Blog Posts of 2014

Top 11 thru 20 Manufacturing Blog Posts of 2014 | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
Read the bonus most popular manufacturing blog posts of 2014 in the manufacturing category.
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Manufacturing Reboots Talent Engine In A New Age Of Digital Disruption - TechCrunch

Manufacturing Reboots Talent Engine In A New Age Of Digital Disruption - TechCrunch | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
In the context of winning in today’s marketplace, businesses can either disrupt or be disrupted. But how can a business disrupt the market when its talent..
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Everwise Answers: Managing Through Growth

Everwise Answers: Managing Through Growth | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
With success and growth come diffusion of focus for someone who closely managed her team -- how can she, and they, stay in sync and step up to the challenges that arise?
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Everwise offers industry partners a refreshing new approach to mentoring.

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Startup Aims to Help Millennials Get Into Manufacturing

Startup Aims to Help Millennials Get Into Manufacturing | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
New foundation will support students interested in making products in America.
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US Manufacturing Startups will have major long term growth impact on our economy and top paying jobs of our youth. 

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Manufacturing and Millennials: Why Closing The Generation Gap Is Critical

Manufacturing and Millennials: Why Closing The Generation Gap Is Critical | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
Next-Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce. You must have been asleep if you haven’t noticed the global indicators over the last few months showing the U.S. manufacturing sector enjoying a much-welcomed period of sustained growth.
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Get Skills to Work | Gary Sinise Foundation

Get Skills to Work | Gary Sinise Foundation | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it

Gary Sinise Foundation is proud to join GE, the Manufacturing Institute, Alcoa Inc., Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NAM, Futures Inc., the Atlantic Council, LinkedIn and TechShop to launch the GET SKILLS TO WORK coalition to train U.S. Veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing...Read More....

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Global Responses to the Skills Gap: An International Symposium on Manufacturing Workforce Solutions.

Global Responses to the Skills Gap: An International Symposium on Manufacturing Workforce Solutions. | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it

The Manufacturing Institute, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Atlantic Council are proud to present Global Responses to the Skills Gap: An International Symposium on Manufacturing Workforce Solutions. This conference will bring together policymakers, business leaders, and educators to identify and define successful training models and programs from around the world, including Europe, Asia, and Latin America. ..Read More....

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Want a job in auto manufacturing, plus a degree, with no student debt? Check out this program at Calhoun

Want a job in auto manufacturing, plus a degree, with no student debt? Check out this program at Calhoun | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
The Robotics Technology Park at Calhoun Community College and Toyota have teamed up to create the Advance Manufacturing Technician program and the Alabama Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education in an effort to ease the shortage of skilled industrial technicians.
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National Standards for Strong Apprenticeships

National Standards for Strong Apprenticeships | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
Apprenticeship, a time-tested model of worker training, can help meet the growing demand for skilled workers in the United States. Expanding apprenticeship, however, will require employers to...
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Teaming to tackle workforce training

Teaming to tackle workforce training | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it

Recently we have looked in depth at innovative partnerships between universities and business and at the trend for community colleges to offer four-year degrees in response to workforce development and skills gap challenges. Paralleling those activities is the growth of collaborations between community colleges and corporate America...Read More....

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Manufacturers scramble to fill jobs, struggle to recruit women

Manufacturers scramble to fill jobs, struggle to recruit women | Manufacturing Jobs & Workforce Today | Scoop.it
Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but the number of women in manufacturing has been on the decline even as companies clamor for more talent at all levels.
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