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Everybody Wants to Drive the Robot: Students Explore Manufacturing at IMTS 2014

Contributing Editor Ilene Wolff


Students from middle school to college level gathered in Hall C at McCormick Place during the jam-packed IMTS show to see what the industry has to offer.The Smartforce Student Summit – which welcomed more than 17,000 students this year, according to an event representative – gave the next generation a chance to learn, through interactive exhibits, demonstrations, and conversations with professionals in fields to which they might aspire. Full Article

Focus on the Workforce: Chicago Models Detroit STEM Program

Barbara Kensey


“The earlier you introduce concepts of math, science and technology to young people, the greater the likelihood they will develop an interest and desire to pursue those disciplines as career options.” So says Kenneth Hill, president and founder of the Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E). That’s what he believes now and that’s what he believed when he co-founded the award-winning Detroit Area Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (DAPCEP) nearly 40 years ago. Full Article

New Study from Tooling U-SME Reveals Serious Execution Gaps Related to Key Manufacturing Initiatives

Press Release - SME


New research supports there is a direct connection between a skilled, highly trained manufacturing workforce and organizational improvements that boost the bottom line. According to Tooling U-SME’s Manufacturing Insights Report: Winning Practices of World-Class Companies, conducted by the MPI Group, world-class companies are outperforming others in large part because they manage and train differently. Full Article

FABTECH Expo to Raise Funds for Workshops for Warriors

Press Release - SME


FABTECH today launched a charitable fundraising campaign in connection with the FABTECH 2014 Expo in Atlanta to benefit U.S. military veterans and assist them in obtaining jobs in the manufacturing sector. The 2014 FABTECH Expo Cares campaign seeks to raise funds in support of Workshops for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying, and placing veterans in manufacturing careers. Full Article

Focus on the Workforce: Workshops for Warriors Expands Training

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


Workshops for Warriors is a nonprofit organization in San Diego, CA, that provides free training and certification in advanced manufacturing techniques to US veterans. Recently, it has expanded its curriculum to include training in state-of-the-art Amada CNC laser and Flow CNC waterjet cutting.  Hernan Luis y Prado founded Workshops for Warriors in 2010. Full Article

Focus on the Workforce: Wisconsin Manufacturing: Innovative Approaches to Address the Skills Gap

Scott Walker


If you visit a modern manufacturing facility today, you will likely see what I have as I’ve toured some of Wisconsin’s many manufacturing facilities. Full Article

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