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Why Bringing High-Tech Manufacturing Back To The U.S. Is So Difficult - Forbes
In 1993, I was in my second year of business school at the MIT Sloan School of Management and I distinctly remember a spirited discussion about a BusinessWeek cover article titled “The Virtual Corporation.
Around-the-web  this-week-448  backshoring  outsourcing  global-supply-chain  localized-supply-chain  skilled-labor  advanced-manufacturing 
14 days ago by areadevelopment
Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two - The New York Times
A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  wealth-gap 
17 days ago by areadevelopment
Exploring the Manufacturing Skills Gap: Menace or Myth? - ThomasNet
The manufacturing industry has played a crucial role in shaping the United States’ identity. Since its earliest days as a nation, America has distinguished itself through innovative manufacturing, building the economy on the foundation of craftsmanship and industry.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce  workforce-development  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development 
28 days ago by areadevelopment
Manufacturing is cool again and it needs skilled workers - Detroit Free Press
For the past several decades, the number of professionals entering manufacturing had decreased as many talented, young professionals have sought work in Silicon Valley and other tech regions. This is no longer the case.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  skilled-labor  labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Trump Promises New Rules for Skilled-Worker Visas Soon - WSJ
President says changes could create a potential path to citizenship for H1-B visa holders.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  immigration  skilled-labor  workforce 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Canada Says, ‘Give Me Your MBAs, Your Entrepreneurs’ - Bloomberg
In August, there were about 570,000 international students in Canada, a 60 percent jump from three years ago. That surge is helping power the biggest increase in international immigration in more than a century. The country took in 425,000 people in the 12 months through September, boosting population growth to a three-decade high of 1.4 percent, the fastest pace in the Group of Seven club of industrialized nations.
immigration  skilled-labor  canada  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Workforce Automation: Scary Threat or Major Opportunity? - Area Development
Despite dire predictions that robots and automation will displace workers, studies predict automation and robotics will actually create more — but different — jobs than they displace.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  robotics  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  jobs  skilled-labor 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in the New Normal - Area Development
Siemens has taken a new proactive approach to fulfilling its labor force needs with revamped recruiting, onboarding, retention, and training programs.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  Siemens  STEM 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
How Manufacturers Will Tackle the Talent Shortage in 2019 - IndustryWeek
The lack of workers is one of manufacturing's most dire situations. The good news is 2019 will be a year the industry attacks it head on.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  labor  skilled-labor  STEM  skills-gap  manufacturing  economic-development  workforce-development  workforce-training 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
This startup lets manufacturing companies hire skilled workers on demand - Built In Chicago
Finding skilled talent in the tech world isn’t easy. Turns out, it’s a major problem for the manufacturing industry as well.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  startup  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
2019 Industrial Manufacturing Industry Outlook - Deloitte US
The industrial manufacturing industry has continued to have solid performance amidst a number of dynamic forces shaping the market, such as a potential trade war, skilled talent shortages, and straining supply chains.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  skilled-labor  supply-chain 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
In a tight labor market, companies bet big on five-year rewards - Reuters
And since hardly anyone stays with a company 30 or 40 years these days, more companies are honoring longevity after only a few years on the job, when staffers are in their prime and most likely to be scouted by rival firms or executive recruiters.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  workplace  workplace-trends  labor  skilled-labor 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The future of work won't be about degrees, it will be about skills - CNBC
Rapid technological change, combined with rising education costs, have made our traditional higher-education system an increasingly anachronistic and risky path. The cost of a college education is so high now that we have reached a tipping point at which the debt incurred often isn't outweighed by future earnings potential.
labor-costs  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  education  Around-the-web  this-week-443  insider-12-20-2018 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Understanding the skills gap in the manufacturing industry - Deloitte Insights
Faced with continuing economic expansion and retirement of baby boomers, the US manufacturing industry is looking at a potential shortage of 2.4 million workers in the next decade. How can manufacturers address this expected skills gap?
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-443-top  insider-12-6-2018 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Evaluating a Workforce Pipeline During Times of Low Unemployment - Area Development
Although the education levels of a state’s workforce should be a significant consideration for any project expansion or relocation, that data alone may not be sufficient to tell the whole story of the workforce for a particular market.
area-development-features  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  workforce  jobs  labor  skilled-labor 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Is Your New Economy Workforce Hiding Where You Least Expect It? - Area Development
To get a complete picture of a location’s workforce, site selectors need to look beyond costs to educational attributes and quality of life among other factors.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  workforce  skilled-labor  labor  education 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Kentucky Aluminum Supplier to the Auto and Aero Industries Teams with Local College to Develop a Skilled Workforce - Area Development
To ensure its workforce is equipped with the necessary skills upon opening in 2020 in northeastern Kentucky, Braidy Industries has partnered with Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) to offer the Advanced Integrated Technology (AIT) degree track.
area-development-features  Matt  kentucky  south  automotive-industry  Aerospace  manufacturing  workforce  skilled-labor 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
The Canadian Labor Force Works for Success - Area Development
A highly educated, diverse, low-cost workforce is drawing businesses to set up their facilities in Canada.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  workforce  economic-development  site-selection  skilled-labor 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Companies in Virginia’s I-81/I-77 Region Partner With Colleges to Design Customized Training Programs - Area Development
Virginia’s I-81/I-77 region’s manufacturing base of automotive-related and other high-tech companies is taking advantage of its ability to mobilize and customize workforce development programs.
area-development-features  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic  automotive-industry  high-tech  innovation  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  labor  skilled-labor 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Meet the Woman in Charge of Building the Best-Selling Pickup Truck in America - The New York Times
Much has been made of corporate America’s glass ceiling, and the number of top female executives has slumped after climbing in recent years. In manufacturing, the gender gap is far more basic: Women are underrepresented at every level.
women-in-manufacturing  cf-women  u.s.-manufacturing  skilled-labor  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-437 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Developer proposes STEM school for 723-acre IBM Somers site - Westfair
A more than 700-acre Somers campus that once hosted thousands of IBM employees could become home to a private high school focused on science, technology, engineering, math and arts studies.
Around-the-web  this-week-436  Matt  STEM  education  STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  workforce 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing is firing on all cylinders, but a lack of skilled workers is squeezing the sector - CNBC
The U.S. manufacturing sector is booming — adding 350,000 jobs since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. But while a strong economy is helping to bolster the industry, it's also being crunched by an increasingly tight labor market, leaving companies in short supply of workers they desperately need to meet capacity.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  labor  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  site-selection 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Orlando: A Prime Destination for a STEM Workforce - Area Development
Although Orlando already has a labor pool possessing STEM skills, it continues to build that resource through a collaboration between its educational institutions, the tech community, and government.
area-development-features  Matt  orlando  Florida  south-atlantic  manufacturing  STEM  workforce  STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  education 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
2 in 5 Americans Believe the STEM Worker Shortage is at Crisis Levels - Emerson US
While the survey found students today are twice as likely to study STEM fields compared to their parents, the number of roles requiring STEM expertise is growing at a rate that exceeds current workforce capacity. In manufacturing alone, the National Association of Manufacturing and Deloitte predict the U.S. will need to fill about 3.5 million jobs by 2025; yet as many as 2 million of those jobs may go unfilled, due to difficulty finding people with the skills in demand. 
STEM-workforce  skills-gap  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  surveys  this-week-435  insider-9-10-2018  insider-12-6-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
15 companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree - CNBC
The economy continues to be a friendly place for job seekers today, and not just for the ultra-educated — economists are predicting ever-improving prospects for workers without a degree as well.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  education 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Tennessee’s Comprehensive Workforce Development Efforts - Area Development
From offering free postsecondary education to partnering with employers on workforce training programs to identifying skills gaps, Tennessee is tackling the challenge of fulfilling industry’s short- and long-term labor force needs.
area-development-features  Matt  Tennessee  south  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  jobs  workforce-training  Location-notebook 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturers Increase Efforts to Woo Workers to Rural Areas - The New York Times
Shortages may seem counterintuitive, given the widespread fear that automation, robotics and offshoring have all reduced employment in manufacturing. While jobs in absolute numbers have declined from a decade ago, the sustained economic recovery, a lack of skilled workers and the retirement of many baby boomers have led to open positions. Even though the gyrating tariff environment is causing anxiety across industries, manufacturers are still hiring.
baby-boomers  workforce-aging  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-432-top  insider-9-10-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Scoring Tech Talent in North America 2018 - CBRE
Nearly 6 million highly skilled workers across the U.S. and Canada comprise the tech talent that is leading global innovation by developing the software and devices we depend on and managing the data and systems that ensure functionality of our tech ecosystems.
Around-the-web  skilled-labor  tech  technology  high-tech  innovation  this-week-431-top  market-reports 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Industrial Boomtowns Rise In Unlikely Places As Labor Shortages Shift Site Selection - Bisnow
Automation can fill the labor gap — robots are increasingly playing a role in distribution centers, and the shift to self-driving cars could be a major factor in pushing logistics activity to rural areas — but that puts further strain on the required skill set for human laborers, and some fear one day automation could go too far and replace jobs in these tiny towns.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  distribution-facility  distribution-centers 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Old-line Chicago food companies fight to attract talent - Crain's Chicago Business
After years in which the consumer packaged-goods world's existential crisis prompted cost-cutting, layoffs and a talent exodus, legacy companies like Tyson and Conagra are trying to lure top-level corporate talent to guide their newfound commitment to innovation.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  workforce  skilled-labor  jobs  innovation 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
The U.S. labor shortage is reaching a critical point - CNBC
A report Thursday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics cast an even brighter light on what is becoming one of the most important economic stories of 2018: the difficulty employers are having in finding qualified employees to fill a record 6.7 million job openings.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economy  economic-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
China Mines Silicon Valley for Tech Talent - WSJ
Alarmed, Trump administration could take action this week to protect the U.S.’s technological edge and national security
skilled-labor  china  competitiveness  trade-war  workforce-migration  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-430 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Increasing the Ranks of Women in Manufacturing - Area Development
We clearly have a branding problem when it comes to attracting women to manufacturing, and this problem affects all parts of the skills pipeline in channeling women into this industry.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  women-in-manufacturing  jobs  advanced-manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
The Art and Science of Assessing the Labor Market - Area Development
Only through a combination of data analysis (the science) and labor interviews (the art) can a company be sure of choosing a location where its workforce needs are satisfied now and in the future.
area-development-features  Matt  labor  labor-costs  skills-gap  skilled-labor  workforce  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
A “Marshall Plan” to Develop and Attract Talent - Area Development
When businesses are considering where to set up shop or expand existing operations, one of the driving influences behind their decision is access to talent.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  jobs  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  site-selection  Michigan  midwest 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Companies Can Address Talent Shortages by Partnering with Educators - HBR
One approach that has proven to be successful in recent years consists of targeted partnerships between business and education. To facilitate these, companies typically begin by assessing their human capital needs and job requirements, and then collaborate with schools to produce workers with the needed skills.
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  university-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-427  sfp-insider-6-13-2018  insider-9-10-2018 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Now Fighting for Top Tech Talent: Makers of Turbines, Tools and Toyotas - WSJ
‘Waiting too long and losing a great candidate’— firms like Siemens step up their recruiting game to vie against the likes of Google
skilled-labor  workforce-development  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-427 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Thinking Outside the Box to Fulfill Workforce Needs - Area Development
Some businesses are looking to nontraditional labor pools — including ex-offenders, recovering addicts, and those with disabilities — as potential employees.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Five key factors influencing headquarters decisions - JLL Real Views
For both fast-growing small companies and established multi-nationals, cost is no longer king in the search for a new corporate headquarters.

As companies across a wide range of industries face limited talent pools, new priorities are reshaping relocation efforts, focusing far more on people than balance sheets.
corporate-headquarters  corporate-relocation  site-selection-factors  workforce-availability  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  workforce-development  this-week-426 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Small Nevada businesses struggle to find qualified candidates – Las Vegas Review-Journal
High and many other small-business owners in Nevada have hit a wall finding employees with the right skill sets. A 2018 survey by Nevada State Bank and Applied Analysis found more than two-thirds of businesses find it somewhat or very difficult to recruit qualified candidates. The state’s education system and a lack of economic diversification may be at fault, experts say.
jobs  workforce-availability  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-training  las-vegas  regional-reports  Nevada  Around-the-web  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Minnesota Manufacturers Face Potential Labor Shortage - US News
An annual manufacturing survey by a Minnesota industry organization shows the sector may face labor shortages.
regional-reports  midwest  minnesota  u.s.-manufacturing  labor  labor-shortages  skilled-labor  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
How the World’s Biggest Companies Are Fine-Tuning the Robot Revolution - WSJ
Automation is leading to job growth in certain industries where machines take on repetitive tasks, freeing humans for more creative duties
this-week-425-top  Around-the-web  automation  skilled-labor  shop-floor  workforce-training 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There - WSJ
Towns with unfilled jobs are handing out money, student-debt relief and home-purchase assistance to lure potential employees–one by one
this-week-423  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  labor  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Future U.S. Workforce Calls for More Technology Skills - Council on Foreign Relations
The challenge facing the United States today is to rebuild the links among work, opportunity, and economic security for all Americans in the face of accelerating technological change.
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  labor  tech  technology  high-tech 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Seven Jobs Robots Will Create-or Expand - WSJ
Artificial intelligence threatens to destroy a lot of jobs. But there’s another side to the story.
ai  automation  jobs  skilled-labor  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-423-top 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The auto plants of the future may have a surprisingly human touch - Reuters
Carmakers have big plans for their next generation of factories: smarter designs, artificial intelligence and collaborative robots building a wide range of vehicles on the same line. The plants will also feature a component they say is the secret ingredient to flexible manufacturing: humans.
automotive-industry  shop-floor  skilled-labor  automation  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-422-top 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Grads - Livability
From job opportunities to culture to affordability, here are the 10 best cities in America for college grads to start their next chapter.
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  education  university-economic-development  workforce  skilled-labor  jobs  economic-development  cities 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
H-1B Workers Are Leaving Trump’s America for the Canadian Dream - Bloomberg
The long wait for green cards was bad enough. Antagonism toward immigrants is pushing skilled foreigners across the border.
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  engineering  skilled-labor  immigration  canada  location-canada  immigration-reform  jobs  workforce  trump  government-policy 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
STEM Saves the World: How the Avengers Made the Heroes Manufacturing Needs - IndustryWeek
The jobs pay well and are rewarding, but America’s manufacturers have an image problem and talent shortage. The STEM fields needed for these roles project heroism on the big screen, but can that translate to the factory floor?
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  STEM 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Inside fDi: It's skills that will kill the robot uprising - Inside fDi - fDiIntelligence.com
The robots are coming! Populist politicians the world over are raging against various threats to blue-collar jobs, from globalisation to those darned robots. However, says Courtney Fingar, artificial intelligence will still be reliant on the real thing, and those areas that provide these skills will have the least to fear from our new robo-overlords. 
fdi-USA  robotics  manufacturing-automation  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
States, industry partners launch workforce training efforts focused on 21st century jobs in CA, KY, MD, MI, NC, TN - SSTI
Due to the effectiveness of employer-sponsored training program, U.S. states are working to build partnerships with industry partners that leverage public resources to help develop a 21st century workforce that addresses specific industry needs. Over the last month, partnerships have been announced between states and key industry leaders including AGCO, CVS, Tesla, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Some of those collaborations are detailed below.
government-policy  technology-based-economic-development  skilled-labor  workforce-training  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Businesses Beg for More Low-Skill Visas, Putting White House in a Bind - WSJ
Congress leaves administration to decide whether to honor business requests or save jobs for American workers, as demand for H-2B visas outstrips supply
skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-419 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
How will automation affect jobs, skills, and wages? - McKinsey & Company
As the nature of work changes with automation, millions of people may need to switch occupations and acquire new skills.
skilled-labor  labor-costs  automation  Around-the-web  this-week-418-top  workforce-development 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Is Not Dead - Emsi
After decades of job loss and a struggling reputation, manufacturing has made a comeback in the United States. Since the recession, production jobs have increased—and so have the knowledge and skill requirements.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  location-USA  made-in-america  workforce  skilled-labor  economic-development  site-selection  sfp-insider-4-17-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
How Tech Companies Can Help Upskill the U.S. Workforce - HBR
Software businesses are disrupting generations-old industries, from agriculture to entertainment. Programming wizards are amassing billion-dollar fortunes, and this may be just the beginning. Even average tech employees in their mid-twenties are raking in 6-figure paychecks.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  tech-forum  workforce  tech  technology  high-tech  skilled-labor 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturers to American Workers: We're Hiring - RealClearPolitics
For manufacturers in America, the past year has been transformational. We hear it every day from manufacturers of all types, from large iconic brands in big cities to family-owned businesses in small towns: We’ve never been this optimistic about the future.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  economic-development 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
What Does Industry 4.0 Mean for U.S. Manufacturing? - Area Development
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming global production and supply chains, but the future depends on how well the industry’s human leaders can understand its machines.
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industrial-equipment  industrial-internet  industry4.0  economic-development  jobs  skilled-labor  workforce 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
How Tech Companies Can Help Upskill the U.S. Workforce - HBR
The stakes are high and the time is right. Silicon Valley has created extraordinary wealth and has changed the nature of work. In so doing, it has also catalyzed unparalleled job disruption. It’s time for technology players–in Silicon Valley and beyond–to use the power of technology to more closely partner and coordinate with educators, employers, and government leaders – to make sure that every person in the American workforce is trained for success in the 21st century economy.
skilled-labor  skills-gap  advanced-industries  workforce-development  silicon-valley  Around-the-web  this-week-413  insider-4-25-2018 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
First Person: Apprenticeship Programs Are a Win-Win for Industries and Workers - Area Development
Area Development’s editor recently asked Kim Nichols, the CEO of Franklin Apprenticeships, about how modernized apprenticeships can change the perception of the manufacturing industry while helping to satisfy its workforce needs, as well as the needs of other advanced industries.
area-development-features  Matt  apprenticeships  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-training  education 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Talent Key Drive to Manufacturing Site Selection - IndustryWeek
"The number one concern across every industry is the ability to find qualified labor,” explains Dennis Donovan, principal, WDG Consulting. “The shortage is pervasive and extends to all positions."
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  economic-development  site-selection  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Toyota, Mazda walked away from $1.5 billion incentive package from NC - greensboro.com
The announcement — made by Alabama's governor and leaders of both car companies in Huntsville, the site of the new plant — was anticlimactic: News of the deal was leaked late Tuesday and spread like wildfire, stunning local and state leaders, some of whom admitted they were caught by surprise.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  automotive-industry  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  north-carolina  alabama  south  south-atlantic  jobs  advanced-manufacturing  skilled-labor  toyota  mazda 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
SCC, Michelin to offer manufacturing certificate training program - GoUpstate - Spartanburg, SC
The SCC Michelin Manufacturing Scholars Program offers “learn and earn” opportunities for those looking for training, certification and possible employment with Michelin. Applications for qualified candidates are being accepted, and classes in the program start May 14.
workforce-development  technical-schools  apprenticeships  skilled-labor  michelin  south-carolina 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
America's Perennial Failure At Worker Retraining - The Atlantic
The strategies used to help workers displaced by technology and globalization in the 1980s ultimately failed. So why do the country’s policymakers continue to resort to the same tactics?
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  economic-development 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Tech-savvy Millennials Primed to Change Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
The largest generation in the U.S. is taking its place in manufacturing -- and the experts are betting this tech-savvy cohort is ready to stir things up.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  millennials  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  tech  high-tech  technology 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
NPPD Satisfying Food Processors’ Power Needs - Area Development
Reliable, affordable energy provided by NPPD and its public power partners is helping to satisfy the power needs of food processors, who also take advantage of the state’s skilled workforce and R&D resources.
nebraska  plains-states  food-industry  food-processing  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  skilled-labor 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Apprenticeships Are Back - CityLab
Employers need skilled workers; young people want a path to a good job without accruing lots of debt.
this-week-408  skilled-labor  workforce-development  apprenticeships 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine - The New York Times
In a world full of anxiety about the potential
job-destroying rise of automation, Sweden is well placed
to embrace technology while limiting human costs.
sweden  business-globalization  automation  robotics  skilled-labor  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-409 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Tech-savvy Millennials Primed to Change Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
The largest generation in the U.S. is taking its place in manufacturing -- and the experts are betting this tech-savvy cohort is ready to stir things up.
millennials  skilled-labor  workforce-aging  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-409 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
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