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New Year Equals New Job in Manufacturing

Posted on February 11th, 2020
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It’s a new year and there’s no better time for an update in the form of a new job in manufacturing. Because of an ongoing skills gap, manufacturers are on the lookout for employees who are versed in the newest manufacturing skills. If you haven’t thought of a career in manufacturing before, know there are many positive changes worth considering. To start, manufacturing is no longer considered a “dirty” industry with only low-wage jobs. Today’s manufacturing is on the cutting edge, applying high-skill applications and paying higher wages. Manufacturing now includes growing applications of automation, the use of robots and cobots (robots working with humans), artificial intelligence (AI), analytics and IoT, the Internet of Things. New pairings of technology and innovation continue to move the industry forward as manufacturing draws on applications of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). As…

Encouraging STEM Skills in Manufacturing

Posted on November 19th, 2019
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Science, technology, engineering and math are critical keystones for the longevity of many industries, including manufacturing. Recognizing the skills gap rapidly approaching as fewer students decide to focus on STEM-related subjects, a variety of non-profit and educational organizations are stepping up to the plate to begin rectifying the situation one student at a time. These resources are diverse. Children can find introduction and skill building for STEM at the local library with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and Girls Who Code, just to name a few. While many of these examples will generate dividends in the future, the manufacturing industry is one of several industries already facing a skills gap as a lack of employees possess STEM-related skills. With 2.4 million STEM jobs projected to go unfilled, industries are looking for ways to mend the gap with more immediacy….