The Gift of State Funding & Productivity Gains

  • Date: December 17, 2015
  • Posted by:Gretchen Schultz, Director of Workforce Development, Tooling U-SME

Few places are as charming as Newburyport, Mass. during the holiday season. Think twinkle lights, festive trees and holiday strolls on cobblestone streets.
Yet, this historic town is more than a pretty face; it’s also substance as the home of a growing manufacturer that leads the way in workforce development: Arwood Machine Corporation, a high precision machine shop. Read More.

Surprising Material Molds Young Manufacturers

  • Date: November 05, 2015
  • Posted by:Krista Maurer

Educators in Snohomish, Washington, have discovered a source material that young students are hungry to work with: chocolate.
Started last year, a popular summer camp dubbed “Chocolate Factory” is run by the Snohomish School District and takes place through the Science & Arts Academy at Snohomish High School. Classes are open to students entering grades 1-8. Read More.

Competency Models Show Clear Career Pathways

  • Date: September 30, 2015
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Vice President, Tooling U-SME

More than ever, employees insist on seeing clear career pathways. World-class companies know that creating and administering a formal training program supporting this desire is a competitive advantage. Read More.

Seven Tips for Working with Millennials

  • Date: August 24, 2015
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Vice President, Tooling U-SME

A recent article in The New York Times, “Oh, to Be Young, Millennial, and So Wanted by Marketers,” makes it clear that businesses are trying to figure out this generation which just passed baby boomers as the largest group in the American workforce. Read More.

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