Prevent Turnover: Take Steps to Retain Skilled Talent

  • Date: June 27, 2019
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Chief Workforce Development Officer, SME

Today’s blog is the first of two related issues raised in the 2019 Tooling U-SME report, “The True Cost of Turnover: Hidden Costs Go Beyond Financial to Impact Productivity and Culture.” Read More.

Lincoln Electric and Tooling U-SME: Strengthening the Welding Workforce Together

  • Date: June 11, 2019
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

According to the American Welding Society (AWS), the welding industry will face a shortage of 450,000 operators by 2020, and that figure could increase if the industries impacted by this sector don’t act now and address the lack of skilled professionals in this field. Luckily, manufacturing stakeholders across the country have been working together to help stop this occurrence. We hear more and more about industry collaborating with academia, government, and associations to train the workforce properly. Read More.

Educators Focus on Industry Needs to Build the Next Generation of Manufacturing Talent

  • Date: June 06, 2019
  • Posted by:J. Craig McAtee, Executive Director, National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC)

Today we welcome Craig McAtee, Executive Director of the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC), to provide insights on how business and industry leadership teams (BILT’s) can play a crucial role in filling the manufacturing skills gap Read More.