Are You Part of the Industrial Evolution?

  • Date: October 25, 2017
  • Posted by:John Hindman

What will manufacturing look like in five years? Ten years?

Attend FABTECH in November to find out. With more than 1,700 exhibitors spread out over 750,000 square feet of space and 500 new products, advanced technology will be at the forefront of this year's show—in state-of-the-art machinery, trendsetting sessions, and even a new pavilion dedicated to 3D/Additive Manufacturing.

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Q&A #2: How to Build a High-Performance Workforce

  • Date: October 24, 2017
  • Posted by:John Hindman

We recently posted Part #1 of this Q&A series about how to build a high-performance workforce using a competency-based training and development program. As we noted, world-class companies outperform others in large part because they manage and train their workforces differently.

So how do they do that? Today, we continue providing answers to frequently asked questions on that topic. What other questions do you have about building your skilled workforce…and your business?

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Q&A: How to Build a High-Performance Workforce

  • Date: October 18, 2017
  • Posted by:John Hindman

From our many decades in the manufacturing industry, we can tell you that world-class companies outperform others in large part because they manage and train their workforces differently.

We get a lot of questions about how they do it. In a two-part blog series, we are sharing some of the frequently asked ones — along with answers. We hope this Q&A inspires you to build a high-performing workforce using a competency-based training and development program.

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Knowledge Is Power – Wisdom Through Education

  • Date: October 11, 2017
  • Posted by:Larry Autry

Today, we welcome Larry Autry, Instructor at Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Ripley (TCAT-Ripley) one of the technical colleges that partners with Tooling U-SME to train the technology experts of the future.

As a technical college instructor from the small town of Ripley, Tennessee, my goal is to be able to train every student, taking them to the point where they can go out into the world and make a difference for themselves and their employers. Technology is rapidly changing, and my students need to have an edge to survive and compete.

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SWAG Apprenticeship Model: A Collaborative Approach

  • Date: October 02, 2017
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz

At WESTEC recently, I heard a lot about workforce challenges, especially about the widening gap between people and technology. Yes, retiring baby boomers and lack of a pipeline are concerns, but changing technology is becoming the number one driver of the skills gap.

One growing solution is apprenticeship programs. But, as we discussed on the Apprenticeship: A Collaborative Approach panel that I moderated, they look very different than 50 years ago.

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