Elke Howe, Department Head--Engineering Technology, Missouri Southern State University
When a university instructor comes up with a way of encouraging her technology-bent students to learn machine tool programming with creative classroom projects, it’s worth talking about. And, when those projects are also tied to the educational benefits of an internationally recognized organization’s student chapter, the conversation reveals a whole new level of opportunity. Full Article
AME and Kronos Inc.
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, and Kronos Incorporated today announced a new scholarship for students interested in manufacturing careers through the Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path 2014-2015 Scholarship Program. Full Article
Sherif El Wakil, Chancellor Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth and Kareem El Wakil, Senior Management, Siemens AG
Because industry is the prime employer of university graduates, a strong university/industry relationship is vital to both groups' success. Designing curricula that do not effectively leverage this relationship can yield graduates who do not measure up to employers’ needs. As a result, the initial training periods have to be increased to compensate for entry-level skill gaps. Full Article
The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (the Governor's Office of Workforce Development) is proud to partner with the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) for the 10th annual CareerExpo this Thursday, March 13 – Friday, March 14 at the Georgia International Convention Center. Full Article
Chris Kaiser, President and CEO, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc.
It may seem that no stone has been left unturned in the ongoing push to bridge the skills gap in American manufacturing. As an industry, manufacturing has devoted concerted efforts towards countering misconceptions, building inroads with technical colleges and general recruitment. And while there have been high-value, public victories in changing these perceptions, the fact remains that manufacturing jobs remain unfilled while thousands of Americans, lacking the correct set of skills, are seeking work. Full Article