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SME Education Foundation Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

Press Release - SME


The SME Education Foundation announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new members bring a vast amount of knowledge and a devoted passion for educating younger generations about manufacturing and the many careers opportunities that exist within the industry. Joining the Board are John Miller and Michael Marlowe. Full Article

Workforce Pipeline: Making the Future Through Collaborative Training

Alyce Stiles, Director of Workforce Development, Greenfield Community College


In the rural town of Greenfield, MA, near the Vermont border, a precision machining training program is building a robust pipeline of skilled manufacturing workers. The secret of the program’s success is the strong collaboration between local educators, employers, and government.In order to design and manufacture parts of the future, area employers need a highly skilled workforce. Full Article

Viewpoints: Round Two for Reshoring: Meeting the Challenge

Harry Moser, Founder and President, Reshoring Initiative


About 170,000 manufacturing jobs have been brought to the US from offshore in the last five years, according to our calculations. That job gain is the result of both new reshoring—the return of manufacturing work that was previously produced offshore—plus Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in our manufacturing sector. Full Article

Record Number of Female First-Year Students Join Canada's Top-Ranked Engineering School

Press Release - University of Toronto


Women now account for 30.6 per cent of first-year students in U of T Engineering programs: a record for the Faculty and a number that surpasses all other Ontario universities. It is the only engineering school in Ontario with female first-year enrolment of more than 30 per cent. National figures are expected later this year from Engineers Canada. Full Article

Workforce Pipeline: A Smart Resolution: A Workforce Health Check

Jeannine Kunz, Managing Director of Workforce and Education, SME


Healthy resolutions are rampant this time of year. In our personal lives, we pledge to eat better, join the gym, and schedule an annual physical. As we kick off 2015, now is also the perfect time to take stock of the health of your company’s workforce, and resolve to put time and energy into developing the most important asset you have: people.That is one of the secrets of world-class companies – those that excel operationally and financially. Full Article

Focus on the Workforce: Florida Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Purpose

Marilyn Barger, Marie Boyette, and Janice Mukhia, FLATE


The National Science Foundation through its network of Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers has been leading a national effort to strengthen, train and build a world-class technical workforce. ATE regional centers of excellence serve as hubs for educating and training high-tech, high-skilled technicians who play a critical role in leading innovation in high-tech industries across the nation. Full Article

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