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From STEM to STEAM: Preparing Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce

“The industrial revolution of 2030 will have creativity at its soul’, believes Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, speaking today at the 10th Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fl.
Popular Discussions “The industrial revolution of 2030 will have creativity at its soul’, believes Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design in… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/discussion/stem-steam-preparing-tomorrows-manufacturing-workforce/

What Does the Skills Shortage Really Cost Manufacturers?

A current lack of skilled and highly-skilled manufacturing workers has measurable financial impacts on U.S. manufacturers, according to a new study from Accenture and the Manufacturing Institute. The study, “Out of Inventory: Skills Shortage Threatens Gro…
Popular Discussions A current lack of skilled and highly-skilled manufacturing workers has measurable financial impacts on U.S. manufacturers, according to a new study from Acce… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-does-skills-shortage-really-cost-manufacturers/

Manufacturers’ Optimism Grows, but so Do Skill Gap Concerns

U.S.-based manufacturers are increasingly optimistic about the economy and the growth outlook for their companies, and that optimism is driving plans for increased hiring and capital spending, according to the latest results of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ lat…
Popular Discussions U.S.-based manufacturers are increasingly optimistic about the economy and the growth outlook for their companies, and that optimism is driving plans for inc… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-optimism-grows-so-do-skill-gap-concerns/

Will Immigration Reform Fix the Skills Gap?

Immigration reform legislation now being hotly debated in the Congress would, if passed, help manufacturers by providing them with access to a larger pool of skilled labor, claims the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Wisconsin’s chamber of …
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Chipping Away at the Skills Shortage

As they have struggled to find enough workers with the skills needed to keep new, more collaborative and automated plants running, manufacturing leaders for years have repeated some by-now familiar complaints: • Students were being steered away from manu…
As they have struggled to find enough workers with the skills needed to keep new, more collaborative and automated plants running, manufacturing leaders for years have repeated so… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/blog/chipping-away-skills-shortage/

Catch 22: Is the Skills Shortage Undermining Certification Programs?

The US federal government and organizations such as the ISA and the Manufacturing Institute have been pushing hard for manufacturers to embrace skills competency models and certification programs as a way to, among other things, guide new workers into ski…
The US federal government and organizations such as the ISA and the Manufacturing Institute have been pushing hard for manufacturers to embrace skills competency models and certif… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/discussion/catch-22-skills-shortage-undermining-certification-programs/

SMBs and the Digital Manufacturing Technology Gap

INDIANAPOLIS—There’s little doubt that digital manufacturing tools and technologies have made huge strides over the past 25 years or so. Tools such as Siemens PLM Software’s Tecnomatix products allow manufacturers, from within a single, consistent softwar…
INDIANAPOLIS—There’s little doubt that digital manufacturing tools and technologies have made huge strides over the past 25 years or so. Tools such as Siemens PLM Soft… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/blog/smbs-and-digital-manufacturing-technology-gap/

Sir James Dyson, Nalco Co., and Chirch Global Manufacturing Win Top ML100 Awards

PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized last night with top honors in the eighth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 …
PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized l… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/blog/sir-james-dyson-nalco-co-and-chirch-global-manufacturing-win/

Skills Development: Are Manufacturers Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

With unemployment rates remaining stubbornly high, many executives at manufacturing and engineering firms in the UK say they would prefer to hire older, experienced workers rather invest in the training and supervision that would be required to bring in r…
With unemployment rates remaining stubbornly high, many executives at manufacturing and engineering firms in the UK say they would prefer to hire older, experienced workers rather… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/discussion/skills-development-are-manufacturers-shooting-themselves-foo/

Manufacturing in Virginia: A Tour Inspires Hope in the Future

Before (President Obama made the same trek last week, I toured Rolls Royce’s new Crosspointe manufacturing facility in northern Virginia, where the company makes rotating engine parts—fan discs and turbine discs—that help power Airbus A380s and Boeing 787…
Before President Obama made the same trek last week, I toured Rolls Royce’s new Crosspointe manufacturing facility in northern Virginia, where the company makes rotating eng… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-virginia-tour-inspires-hope-future/

The Talent Shortage: Are Unreasonable Expectations to Blame?

Employers like to blame others--schools, government, supposedly unmotivated young people--for what they say is an increasingly critical skills shortage.
Employers like to blame others--schools, government, supposedly unmotivated young people--for what they say is an increasingly critical skills shortage. But, in a Wall Street Jour… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/discussion/talent-shortage-are-unreasonable-expectations-blame/

The Global View: Manufacturing Technology and the Inertia Factor

There was a time when manufacturing was one of the few occupations in which someone of modest academic achievement could make wages that could support a rather high standard of living. But this is less true today. And a lot of the change has been brought…
There was a time when manufacturing was one of the few occupations in which someone of modest academic achievement could make wages that could support a rather high standard of li… http://sbptvak.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-manufacturing-technology-and-inertia-factor/

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