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Manufacturers Are Having Difficulties Filling Positions In Skilled Trades

This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and was reprinted in SouthCoast Today. — MILWAUKEE — When Aleasha Hladilek realized her bachelor’s degree in anthropology wouldn’t get her a job, she returned to school to become an auto mechanic and a welder. She graduated from the welding program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, in […]

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New England Tech Announces Collaboration With Rockwell Automation, Inc.

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college has collaborated with Rockwell Automation, Inc. in the development of a new automation lab to be utilized by students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology (ELT). Beginning with the start of the fall quarter on October 6, 2014, students […]

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Women In The Manufacturing Workforce

Chandra Brown, the deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing for the U.S. Department of Commerce, recently made the keynote speech at the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Summit and made a strong case for getting women into the manufacturing workforce. During the speech, Brown said that Fortune 500 companies with women on their board of directors are “more […]

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Finding Shipbuilding Talent Is The Hardest Part Of The Job

According to The Virginian Pilot, the most difficult part of breaking into the shipbuilding industry isn’t finding a job – it’s being qualified for the job. Below, read an excerpt from the article, and then click here to read more! Carole Bowen is a 67-year-old great-grandmother — and a first-rate welder with nearly 40 years […]

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SAMI Program Featured In Providence Business News

The Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) has been featured in Providence Business News! In the middle of an internship at Swissline Precision Manufacturing Inc., Bill Johnson of Central Falls is learning not only about how to be a machinist, but how to pay attention to subtleties in the metals he works with there. […]

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Urges Trade-based Education

Penny Pritzker, the United States Commerce Secretary, delivered the keynote address at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Big M conference earlier this week and urged manufacturers to work with high school students to demystify the manufacturing industry. In her speech she highlighted the fact that many of today’s younger generation look at jobs in the […]

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Skilled Trade Jobs Are The Toughest To Fill

According to a recent survey by the human resources firm Manpower, positions in “Skilled Trades” – which includes manufacturing and construction – are the hardest to fill… for the fifth consecutive year! This information coincides with recent reports that the manufacturing industry is having trouble closing its skills gap, and that there are far more […]

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The Skills Gap Is Threatening To Slow US Competitivness

According to US News and World Report, the growing skills gap in the United States could be a bigger detriment than originally thought. As the current manufacturing work force begins to hit retirement age, it seems that many prospective employees do not have the necessary skills – including basic math and computer skills – to […]

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Women In The Welding Workforce

The American manufacturing industry has been facing a problem recently – there are far more jobs available than qualified tradespeople to work them. Interestingly, the manufacturing sector is tackling this problem in a way that it hasn’t done since World War I – it’s focusing its recruiting tactics on women. CNBC.com spoke with a number of […]

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