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U.S. Job Market Hits A Turning Point

U.S. Job Market Hits A Turning Point | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
U.S. Job Market Hits A Turning Point
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"Companies are advertising the most jobs in nearly 14 years. And more Americans are quitting their jobs for better opportunities. That provides openings for others."

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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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Why I Love Engineering

Why I Love Engineering | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Biomedical and mechanical engineer Michaelina Dupnik explores her personal connections to her work and the influences on her career.
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“INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING DAY”

 

http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/girl-day

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25 Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids

25 Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
These STEM projects & activities for kids are perfect for the makerspace. Simple, easy and very cost effective. Make a car from cardboard or a boat from a soda bottle. Maker education is fun for all ages.
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STEM projects for kids don’t have to be complicated or expensive.  In fact, some of the best projects use recycled or repurposed items like cardboard or soda bottles which means nothing to buy.

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SME - Humans-of-Manufacturing

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A Family Success Story

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The Human Side: Challenges of Manufacturing

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How to Keep the Flu From Breaking Out in Your Plant

How to Keep the Flu From Breaking Out in Your Plant | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
The worst flu outbreak is likely to continue for more than three months, but these actions can keep it from taking over your jobsite.
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Millions of sick days taken means nationwide production numbers will also take a hit. At an average hourly wage and expecting four missed shifts per infected worker, employers could lose up to $9.4 billion.

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7 common workplace safety hazards

7 common workplace safety hazards | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
A first step in having and maintaining a safe workplace is to inform workers of the dangers associated with their line of work. To educate workers, we must begin with identifying the most common workplace hazards.
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Workplace accidents can more easily be avoided when workers are aware of the hazards around them.

 

Have and maintain a safe workplace  by educating workers of the dangers associated with their line of work. 

 

But, to educate workers, you need to first identify the most common workplace hazards in your business.

 

 

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Mechanical Engineer’s Guide to Lightweighting | eBook

Mechanical Engineer’s Guide to Lightweighting | eBook | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Reducing weight is a common way to improve product performance. Learn how advanced manufacturing technology and materials are helping engineers lightweight.
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Despite the numerous challenges to lightweighting, there are several different approaches that can be applied to reducing weight successfully. Each has its own merit, and considering the full swath of possibilities from the outset of the design process will ultimately result in the best outcome.

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How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Manufacturing accounts for 24 percent of the German economy. In the U.S., it's only 11 percent. What makes German manufacturing so strong and resilient?
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Attention to engineering and quality is a hallmark of German manufacturing companies.  That's what sets Bahrs Die and Stamping apart from other stamping companies. 

 

Yvonne Schmittenberg says it's what makes Schmittenberg, and companies like it, competitive: "Obviously we are under pressure and we have to fight for market share every day, but still quality is our main issue, and we would never shift to anywhere when quality is in slightest question."

 

Neither would Bahrs!

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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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17 ways to improve gender diversity and equality in the tech industry | B2B Marketing

17 ways to improve gender diversity and equality in the tech industry | B2B Marketing | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
STEM initiatives have been flying the female flag for technology, encouraging girls to take up everything from coding to programming. With help from the leading women in tech, we explore how your company can join the pact for gender equality.B2B Marketing's InTech 2018 boasts a strong line-up of women who’ve played an influential role in shaping the B2B tech marketing industry. But despite appearances, the tech sector is still lacking in female uptake, with a 77% male majority dominating the STEM scene (Women in STEM 2017 Report). While the demographic is slowly evolving as awareness and diversity initiatives grow, more can be actively done to ensure women have a fairer foothold in tech.
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Can Gender Diversity be Improved in the Tech Sector?
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The Manufacturers Role in Closing the Skills-Gap – ManufacturingStories

The Manufacturers Role in Closing the Skills-Gap – ManufacturingStories | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
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Compensation is not enough. Apathy and disinterest towards manufacturing exists among younger generations that can’t be solved by money alone.

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How to Promote Manufacturing as a Rewarding Career Path | Millennials

How to Promote Manufacturing as a Rewarding Career Path | Millennials | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Instead of wringing our hands about how hard it is to fill manufacturing jobs, let’s attack the problem with the same vigor that we would shop-floor problems

Via Ohio Manufacturing Institute
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It’s time for manufacturing to assert itself into the headlines as a viable, even a preferred occupation for young people. Some will love what they read and hear. Others will be surprised and may consider the prospect of a manufacturing career 

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How can manufacturers hire workers who connect their heads with their hands?

How can manufacturers hire workers who connect their heads with their hands? | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
Retooling Engineering Technologists for Manufacturing 5.0

Via Ohio Manufacturing Institute
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.... and, how can you ensure that graduates have the necessary technical and analytical skills, as well as critical soft skills, to succeed in the changing manufacturing workplace?

 

Interesting piece from Ohio State University

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U.S. Machine Tool Orders Growth Continues

U.S. Machine Tool Orders Growth Continues | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
November new-order volume fell below the October level, but manufacturers continue to demand capital equipment at a pace that exceeds the year-ago, YTD pace.
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Ongoing manufacturing expansion is evident in the improved year-over-year and year-to-date order volumes.

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The 10 Best Locations to Work in Manufacturing

The 10 Best Locations to Work in Manufacturing | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
The list of the top ten places includes measuring employment and income growth as well as the density of jobs and housing costs.
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Where Should You Look for Work?

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Flooring Tips For Manufacturing Plant High-Traffic Areas

Flooring Tips For Manufacturing Plant High-Traffic Areas | A Potpourri of Technology, Manufacturing and Personal Interests | Scoop.it
For facility managers, selecting the right concrete floor coatings for a manufacturing facility can be a challenge. Check out these tips to find the right coating for your facility.
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Great overview article for your new year's budget.

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