A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests
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Reshoring Initiative Focuses on Increasing U.S. Manufacturing by 40%

Reshoring Initiative Focuses on Increasing U.S. Manufacturing by 40% | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
During opening day of IMTS 2018, Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative, spoke during a press conference about achieving a 40% increase in U.S. manufacturing without tariffs. Moser, a 50-year manufacturing industry veteran and retired president of GF Machining Solutions,...
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The Reshoring Initiative’s mission is to help companies bring back jobs, reduce the playing field tilt for tomorrow, and create motivation for skilled manufacturing careers

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JOLTS: Manufacturing Job Openings Hit a New All-Time High in July

JOLTS: Manufacturing Job Openings Hit a New All-Time High in July | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
"Manufacturers posted 506,000 job openings in July..."...
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There are more job openings in U.S. economy than the number of people looking for work

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Dear Parents: It's Time To Reconsider Whether College Is Worth It

Dear Parents: It's Time To Reconsider Whether College Is Worth It | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Let's stop overselling the benefits of a traditional college education to a generation that can't afford it.
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With Americans now collectively owing $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, is it time to consider other options?

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Apple, Google No Longer Require College Degrees for New Hires

Apple, Google No Longer Require College Degrees for New Hires | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
You may no longer need a four-year college degree to land a job at some of the largest technology companies in the world, according to a new report.
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You've known it all along. People who don’t go to school and make their way in the world are exceptional human beings. We should do everything we can to find and hire those people,

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Understanding the Looming Skills Gap | CertainTeed Blog | CertainTeed Corporation's Official Blog

Understanding the Looming Skills Gap | CertainTeed Blog | CertainTeed Corporation's Official Blog | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Infographic: 10 million skilled-workers needed by 2020. Over the years our trade infrastructure has broken down leaving a severe shortage of trained workers in industries like construction, building and manufacturing.
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Great article with Explainer Graphics to assist and inform students, parents, schools and employers about the looming Skills Gap and how to examine and decide the best choices.

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What Is Metal Corrosion and Why Does It Occur?

Corrosion is the deterioration of a metal as a result of chemical reactions between it and the surrounding environment.
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Do All Metals Corrode?
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The Titans Solving the Skills Gap from the Inside Out

The Titans Solving the Skills Gap from the Inside Out | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
In the first quarter of 2017, 45 percent of small businesses reported they were unable to find qualified applicants to fill skilled positions. In the manufacturing industry, that gap grows to 60 percent. To the untrained eye, this all looks like a problem surrounding the education system – and it is, but not in the …
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Finding a solution to the skills gap is a hot topic.  Few seem to fully have answers.

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Closing The Education Skills Gap In The 21st Century

Closing The Education Skills Gap In The 21st Century | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
If businesses want to shape the talent of the future, they should take a more active role in helping students find cost-effective educational solutions that meet their emerging industry needs.
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Companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook focus more on whether a candidate has hard skills than if a candidate has a degree.

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Educational Online Activities: Help Children Discover Their Passions And Interests

Educational Online Activities: Help Children Discover Their Passions And Interests | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it

Check which Educational Online Activities can really help your children to discover their passions and find their true interests and use them wisely from now on.

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By showcasing and educating in a constructive and non-forceful way, parents and caring adults can facilitate the realization of a child's passion as it manifests at a young age.

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SYMPLEXITY Is Teaching Robots Industrial Polishing

SYMPLEXITY Is Teaching Robots Industrial Polishing | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
An innovative consortium of European companies and experts is set to transform traditionally manual industrial-polishing methods through project SYMPLEXITY.
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Will a proud artisanal history be replaced by technology?

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"Huh" Is the Closest Thing We've Found to a Universal Word

"Huh" Is the Closest Thing We've Found to a Universal Word | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it

Imagine standing in front of someone who only speaks a language that's entirely foreign to you. You have a message to relay to them, but don't know how to communicate it. Can you come up with a common sound? A gesture? An unmistakable written symbol? It's a difficult scenario. There is one word that could build a tiny little bridge across all language barriers: Huh?
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You say it when you're confused.

You say it when you didn't hear what was said.

You say it when you're just starting to realize something.

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5 reasons your classroom needs an industry expert

5 reasons your classroom needs an industry expert | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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In the very near future, a large percentage of all available jobs will require education that doesn’t necessarily mean four-year degrees, but something beyond high school.

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Advanced Technology Center launches manufacturing program 

Advanced Technology Center launches manufacturing program  | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Region 14 Applied Technology Center, which serves ConVal and the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, will launch a manufacturing program this fall aimed at preparing its students for careers in the industry. John Reitnauer, director of the Region 1
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“Manufacturing is alive,”  but it takes efforts such as this to keep it breathing.

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What’s In a Bat? Inside The Process of Bat Manufacturing. | The Hardball Times

What’s In a Bat? Inside The Process of Bat Manufacturing. | The Hardball Times | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
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Ever wonder how and where the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bats get made?

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Closing the Skills Gap | Rethinking Learning

Closing the Skills Gap | Rethinking Learning | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Are schools and universities preparing children for the new skills they will need to be successful? Barbara shares ideas about the focus on develop skills NOW.
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Organizations are looking at “skill certification” instead of where you went to school or the degrees you earned. They are looking for curious, creative, and innovative people who are motivated to unlearn and relearn. What are the skills they will need?

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Q&A Is your company addressing the widening worker competency gap?

Q&A Is your company addressing the widening worker competency gap? | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
How ‘low-touch’ technologies are helping manufacturers tackle the skills shortage problem...
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Electronic Transformer Hardware Catalog

Electronic Transformer Hardware Catalog | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it

Advanced Avionics, Audio engineering, Broadcast engineering, Computer engineering, Electronic engineering and technology, Marine electronics, Power electronics, and now Robotics. 

 

Our transformer and power supply components are found within many of the latest innovative products of our biggest clients the world over each year. Transformer power supply and electronics customers come to Bahrs regularly for ways to streamline production and lower costs of a component or part.

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Advance thinking, cooperative design and expert, experienced engineering is why Bahrs Die & Stamping is still going strong after over 78 years in partnerships with many of our transformer power supply customers.

 

Our Transformer Hardware Catalog has grown to over 80 pages of products including custom & standard parts, brackets, covers, frames, outlet box plates, shields, washers, welding straps & progressive dies.

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Should you have gone to trade school instead?

Should you have gone to trade school instead? | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
College enrollment and degree achievement have increased almost every year for decades. PBS reported that nearly 40 percent of Americans hold at least a two-year degree.As Georgia State students dish out thousands of dollars [...]...
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Recent studies have shown that bachelor’s degrees are no longer giving graduates an edge in the job market. When considering the swelling cost of enrollment, four-year universities may not always be a better financial investment than trade schools. Lucrative jobs that don’t require a college degree are sitting vacant while students rack up debt and pursue controversial unpaid and underpaid internships.

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Manufacturing Jobs: A Whole Lot Sexier Than You Think

Manufacturing Jobs: A Whole Lot Sexier Than You Think | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Manufacturers can do better in selling opportunities to people to work in manufacturing. Learn how working with collaborative robots can change that.
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Working with big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more are just some of the opportunities that collaborative robots make possible in manufacturing – and are hot fields.

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Ignorance Isn’t Bliss. The Impact of Opioids on Manufacturing —

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss. The Impact of Opioids on Manufacturing — | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
The U.S. is in the midst of its third drug crisis in the last 50 years. Drugs are now the leading cause of death for prime working age Americans. In 2016, drug overdose deaths from opioids increased fivefold compared to 1999. Opioids are now more fatal than car accidents were at their peak in 1972,
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  • In recent years, the opioid crisis has reached critical levels, and a new report by the MAPI Foundation shows an ominous geographic overlap between U.S. manufacturing-centric regions and opioid abuse.
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Debt-Free and Rewarding Alternatives to a Traditional Education – ManufacturingStories

Debt-Free and Rewarding Alternatives to a Traditional Education – ManufacturingStories | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it

Swimming Against the School

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How an inner city kid escaped poverty, a failing school system and went on to achieve success through a career in manufacturing.

 

Early on in life, he was fortunate enough to stumble upon a trade school.

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The Educators Role in Closing the Skills-Gap – ManufacturingStories

The Educators Role in Closing the Skills-Gap – ManufacturingStories | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
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With 2 million skilled manufacturing jobs set to open up over the next ten years, can educators directly combat the long-term effects of this problem.

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Why Change-Hungry Young Generations are the Key to Unlocking Growth | People and Skills | Manufacturing Global

Why Change-Hungry Young Generations are the Key to Unlocking Growth | People and Skills | Manufacturing Global | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Guide to recruiting young workers
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 Is your business ready for the future workplace?

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Attracting and Retaining Manufacturing Talent

Attracting and Retaining Manufacturing Talent | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Tactics for manufacturers to find their future leaders.
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The manufacturing industry is suffering from a perception problem. Eligible recruits fear layoffs, associate the industry with a lower status stigma and foresee superior career growth in other occupations. 

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How To Make An Art Bot (Scribble Bot) - STEAM Project Tutorial

How To Make An Art Bot (Scribble Bot) - STEAM Project Tutorial | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make an Art Bot which is also known as a Scribblebot or Scribble Machine.  These contraptions use a vibrating or offset
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Want to entertain and educate?

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