Don’t Fear Change, Embrace It

  • Date: March 26, 2018
  • Posted by:Richard Evans, LBC

Richard Evans, LBC, is a Lean Coach, Certified Training Within Industry (TWI) Instructor, and President of JR Lean. He is also the President of AME Canada and Immediate Past Chair of the Lean Certification Oversight and Appeals Committee. Read More.

Capitol Hill Testimony: Advancing Apprenticeships for Small Business

  • Date: March 22, 2018
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Chief Workforce Development Officer, SME

On Tuesday, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce heard from a panel of witnesses on apprenticeship initiatives—specifically, the Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program. Read More.

SME Celebrates Women in Manufacturing on International Women’s Day

  • Date: March 14, 2018
  • Posted by:Jeff Krause, Chief Executive Officer, SME

Last week, women across the world were celebrated on International Women's Day, part of Women's History Month. This month, our schools, workplaces, and communities recognize and celebrate the achievements made by American women.

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Get Smart: Train for Advanced Tech Skills

  • Date: March 08, 2018
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Chief Workforce Development Officer, SME

Advanced Manufacturing Media recently explored the skills gap, including how it is impacted by quickly advancing technology.

For years, we have encouraged manufacturers — and provided tools for them — to take steps to stem the current and future loss of skilled workers. The reasons are familiar: experienced baby boomers are retiring, jobs are returning to the U.S., and the talent pipeline is not as robust as it once was. Read More.