Simulated Workplace: Students Get Back to Work

  • Date: September 12, 2017
  • Posted by:Gretchen Schultz

This fall, students are getting back to school…and work.

Focused on career-readiness, many educators have created simulated workplaces right in the classroom to provide students with real-life experience to help them prepare for good jobs in manufacturing.

What is a simulated workplace? With the help of local manufacturers, schools transform classrooms into companies. These in-school businesses solicit work, prepare estimates and complete projects for customers. Read More.

See You at WESTEC?

  • Date: September 07, 2017
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz

Who’s headed to L.A. next week for WESTEC? With a focus on the future of manufacturing technology and the workforce, you bet we’ll be there!

In fact, Tooling U-SME is presenting a series of workforce development & training sessions and we hope you can join us.

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Industry Feels Urgency of Addressing Skills Gap…Finally!

  • Date: September 05, 2017
  • Posted by:Dave Ewers

Here’s what I’ve seen on my recent travels: many companies that eliminated their training programs at some point — whether last year or five years ago — now realize the operational and financial threat of pending retirements and a lack of qualified workers. They also realize they are at a major disadvantage because they don’t have a structured training program in place to address this workforce reduction.

It’s not too late to catch up. Putting a formal learning and development program in place does not have to be complicated. It just needs to be structured and sustainable. Read More.