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AME Institute and Kronos Announce New Scholarship


PRESS RELEASE
AME and Kronos Inc.

CHELMSFORD, Mass. and ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 25, 2014 — 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.

News Facts  

  • Scholarships will be awarded to 15 U.S.-based student applicants entering an accredited college or trade school in the next academic year, beginning in the fall semester.
  • Each recipient will receive a financial scholarship and an additional signing bonus will be offered to those recipients who complete their programs and enter the manufacturing workforce. Eligible applicants include individuals who are currently graduating from high school or those with prior work experience who are seeking a college education.
  • The first 300 applications will be considered for the upcoming fall term. Applications are now being accepted and are due June 13, 2014.
  • The most pressing workforce challenge facing U.S. manufacturers today is a mounting skills gap - with a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified workers – a trend anticipated to worsen in the next three to five years. Nearly six hundred thousand manufacturing jobs remain unfilled because of this skills gap.1
  • The AME Institute and Kronos recognize the critical role that the workforce plays in a manufacturer’s ability to be productive, innovative, and globally competitive. By offering this scholarship, the AME Institute and Kronos are contributing to the development of the U.S. manufacturing workforce of the future.

Supporting Quotes
 

  • Paul G. Kuchuris, Jr., president, The Association for Manufacturing Excellence
    “Nearly 80 percent of manufacturers in the U.S. are facing a shortage of skilled labor. In conjunction with the AME Institute and Kronos, we are excited to offer this scholarship that supports and promotes manufacturing as a career path.”
  • Charlie DeWitt, vice president, business development, Kronos
    “Kronos helps thousands of manufacturers around the world to optimize their workforce. We look forward to working with the AME Institute to inspire the manufacturing workforce of the future.”

Supporting Resources

 

AMEAbout the Association for Manufacturing Excellence

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to the journey of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. AME’s membership is composed of a trusted network of volunteers who are committed to leveraging the practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared-learning experience. Through engaging workshops, seminars and plant tours, and industry-leading conferences, AME members are continually discovering and implementing new continuous improvement strategies and best practices. AME offers its members a multitude of valuable resources to help them stay abreast of current industry developments, and improve the skills, competitiveness, and overall success of their organizations. For more information, visit www.ame.org or email info@ame.org.

 

AME InstituteAbout the AME Institute

Established in 2008, the AME Institute has been chartered as a 501(c)3 organization with the goal of providing scholarship funds for worthy students. AME members need young men and women to be exposed to the lean movement, to learn about the pursuit of excellence and consider the benefits of a career in manufacturing operations as they become the leaders of our manufacturing futures. For more information, visit http://www.ame.org/institute.  

 

Kronos Inc. About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries — including more than half of the Fortune 1000® — use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications at www.kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works™. 


Footnote 1: 2011 Skills Gap Report, Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute, Oct. 2011


Published Date : 3/25/2014

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