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New work-force program is part of a larger manufacturing strategy in Louisville
The program comes from the Kentucky Federation for Advance Manufacturing Education, or KY FAME. Participating students will attend classes two days per week at their local community college — in Louisville, that's Jefferson Community and Technical College. At the same time, they will work an additional 24 hours per week for a sponsoring employer, who will subsidize the student's college expenses. Full Article
Louisville Workforce (1-28-15)

SME’s HOUSTEX 2015 Student Summit to Educate and Engage the Next Generation of Manufacturing Professionals
The next decade is expected to bring a potential shortfall of 875,000 machinists, welders, industrial-machinery mechanics and industrial engineers1. And, SME’s HOUSTEX 2015 is taking action to tackle worker shortages. HOUSTEX, which takes place from Feb. 24 to 26 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, will host a Student Summit for Houston-area high schools on the event’s final day, Feb. 26, to highlight manufacturing career opportunities and showcase the high-tech workforce needs. Full Article
HOUSTEX (1-19-15)

SME Education Foundation Calls for Scholarship Applicants
The SME Education Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year. The wide variety of scholarships offered provide financial support to students pursuing careers in manufacturing, manufacturing technology or closely related fields of study. The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 1. Full Article
Foundation Logo (1-15-15)

30 Under 30 Reinventing Manufacturing In A Greener, Tech-Savvier World
The classic picture of the manufacturing industry is that of conveyor belt upon conveyor belt of identical, mass produced products on the inside and large chimneys belching smoke into the atmosphere on the outside. Full Article 
30 Under 30 Reinvent (1-5-15)