Tooling U Returns from Milwaukee and the West Coast
We'd like to thank everyone that attended our booths at WESTEC in Los Angeles and IW's Best Plants Conference in Milwaukee. Your ideas and input help us continue to provide world-class training to manufacturers.
We also hope you had a chance to attend our leadership session that we presented in partnership with Gus Bliese, Global Sourcing Educational Training Consultant from GE Healthcare. Our leadership session focused on recent trends in training that help to illustrate measurable results. You can view details of this session at http://www.toolingu.com/solutions
DOL Chooses Tooling U for Workforce Training
It's easy for manufacturers to forget that grant funds are available for training. But, manufacturers that tap into grant funds for training are often thankful for the effort. Tooling U has been included in a $2.3 million U.S. Department of Labor grant that is expected to train 300 to 350 employees in the Cleveland area.The program has been named “Manufacturing Access to Growth & Innovation in Cuyahoga County and NE Ohio,” or MAGICC-NEO.
While this grant applies to Cleveland-area companies, similar grant opportunities are available across the country. Contact our Government and Education Group if you have any questions about accessing Federal or state dollars for training purposes.
Training Statistics for Benchmark Companies
If you think that training is a part of more successful companies, you are right. American Machinist published its Benchmarking Survey to identify the strategies, tactics, and performance measures of the best machine shops around the country.
The survey results address training as it relates to "benchmark shops" and "other shops." The results show a clear difference between the two groups. According to the survey, 43% of the benchmark shops provide 21 hours or more of training per person. This is noticeably more than the "other shops," of which only 24% provide the same level of training.
From Books to Cutting Tools
By now, you know that Amazon.com sells more than books. But did you know that they sell cutting tools and grinding wheels?
Tooling U is proud to partner with Amazon.com and provide content for their new industrial distribution department.
Visitors to Amazon.com can now purchase an incredible range of industrial products, as well as preview our matching content for guidance as they shop. Visit Amazon Industrial & Scientific Editors' Blog.