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Can Competency-Based Education Help Solve the Manufacturing Skills Shortage?

We frequently hear manufacturers complain that recent graduates who they hire often turn out to lack the kind of knowledge and workforce readiness required to for them to become productive on the job quickly. A diploma from a community college, a career t…
We frequently hear manufacturers complain that recent graduates who they hire often turn out to lack the kind of knowledge and workforce readiness required to for them to become p… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/can-competency-based-education-help-solve-manufacturing-skills-shortage/

Report: Digitization Means Workforce Disruption, But Jobs Will Be There for Those Who Want Them

Manufacturing’s adoption of ever-greater levels of automation and disruptive new technologies such as advanced robotics and 3D printing doesn’t necessarily mean ongoing job losses, but it will mean a great deal of disruption, as displaced workers strive t…
Manufacturing’s adoption of ever-greater levels of automation and disruptive new technologies such as advanced robotics and 3D printing doesn’t necessarily mean ongoing job losses… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/report-digitization-means-workforce-disruption-jobs-will-be-there-those-who-want-them/

What Are You Doing for Manufacturing Day on October 2?

This year, America’s annual Manufacturing Day falls on October 2 and provides manufacturers large and small with a high-profile opportunity to showcase their achievements to potential future generations of employees, and to promote both the economic and s…
Popular Discussions Attracting fresh and motivated new employees into manufacturing is more important than ever, especially as the industry increasingly recognises it will need … http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-are-you-doing-manufacturing-day-october-2/

Attracting Manufacturing’s Next Generation

Where are your new employees going to come from over the next five years? What will they seek from a manufacturing career? How do you retain them? And what kind of jobs will they want to do? Could rapid technology adoption, more collaborative decision-mak…
Where are your new employees going to come from over the next five years? What will they seek from a manufacturing career? How do you retain them? And what kind of jobs will they … http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/attracting-manufacturings-next-generation/

U.S. Congress Weighs Investment in Manufacturing Universities

A bi-partisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Congress is proposing legislation that would designate 25 manufacturing universities across the country and provide each with $20 million over four years. The designated universities would be expected to invest…
Popular Discussions A bi-partisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Congress is proposing legislation that would designate 25 manufacturing universities across the country and prov… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/us-congress-weighs-investment-manufacturing-universities/

Study: Skills Gap Will Mean 2 Million Unfilled Manufacturing Jobs by 2025

If current trends continue, U.S. manufacturers will be unable to fill 2 million manufacturing jobs by 2025 due to a worsening shortage of required skills, according to a report issued this week by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte.
If current trends continue, U.S. manufacturers will be unable to fill 2 million manufacturing jobs by 2025 due to a worsening shortage of required skills, according to a report is… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/study-skills-gap-will-mean-2-million-unfilled-manufacturing-jobs-2025/

Manufacturing and Millennials: Why Closing The Generation Gap Is Critical

You must have been asleep if you haven’t noticed the global indicators over the last few months showing the U.S. manufacturing sector enjoying a much-welcomed period of sustained growth. But continued expansion for U.S. companies in the longer term will d…
You must have been asleep if you haven’t noticed the global indicators over the last few months showing the U.S. manufacturing sector enjoying a much-welcomed period of sustained … http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-and-millennials-why-closing-generation-gap-critical/

Want to Close the Skills Gap? Restore Respect for Vocational Education

Consider: The amount of total student loan debt in the U.S. has grown by 150% since 2005 and now sits at an estimated $1.2 trillion. Consider: Of the estimated 3 million jobs currently unfilled in the U.S., it’s estimated that about 12% require a college…
Consider: The amount of total student loan debt in the U.S. has grown by 150% since 2005 and now sits at an estimated $1.2 trillion. Consider: Of the estimated 3 million jobs c… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/want-close-skills-gap-restore-respect-vocational-education/

Is the Skills Gap Finally Sparking Higher Manufacturing Wages?

Doubters of the existence of a skills shortage in manufacturing have argued that, if the gap were really as painful as employers claim, wages for production workers, engineers, and others would be on the rise. Now that’s just what appears to be happening…
Popular Discussions Doubters of the existence of a skills shortage in manufacturing have argued that, if the gap were really as painful as employers claim, wages for production … http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/skills-gap-finally-sparking-higher-manufacturing-wages/

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2014

As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year.
As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year. … http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-trends-watch-2014/

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2014

As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year.
As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year. … http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-trends-watch-20141/

Manufacturers’ Optimism Grows, but so Do Skill Gap Concerns

U.S.-based manufacturers are increasingly optimistic about the economy and the growth outlook for their companies, and that optimism is driving plans for increased hiring and capital spending, according to the latest results of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ lat…
Popular Discussions U.S.-based manufacturers are increasingly optimistic about the economy and the growth outlook for their companies, and that optimism is driving plans for inc… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-optimism-grows-so-do-skill-gap-concerns/

Manufacturers in a Holding Pattern With Obamacare

Now that the government shutdown impasse in Washington seems to have been broken—at least temporarily--manufacturers can finally move forward under the assumption that, for the near term, Obamacare will be the healthcare law of the land. With that framewo…
Now that the government shutdown impasse in Washington seems to have been broken—at least temporarily--manufacturers can finally move forward under the assumption that, for … http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturers-holding-pattern-obamacare/

Programs to Train Veterans for Manufacturing Careers Gaining Traction

In the 12 years since troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, an estimated 2.6 million veterans have returned home to the U.S. As the stream of returning veterans increases, we and many others have noted that these veterans would be a ready and valu…
Popular Discussions In the 12 years since troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, an estimated 2.6 million veterans have returned home to the U.S. As the stream of returni… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/programs-train-veterans-manufacturing-careers-gaining-traction/

Who Needs Another Task Force on the Workforce Issue?

Earlier this month, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that it was forming a “task force” on the workforce issue faced by industry, a long-persisting problem that has been the subject of many surveys, studies, and committees over th…
Earlier this month, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that it was forming a “task force” on the workforce issue faced by industry, a long-persi… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/who-needs-another-task-force-workforce-issue/

Report: Young Workers in China Turning Away from Manufacturing Jobs

Are young people in the U.S. and other developed economies the only ones turning away from manufacturing careers in favor of service industry and other jobs seen as easier, cleaner, and cooler? Apparently young people in China are increasingly feeling the…
Popular Discussions Are young people in the U.S. and other developed economies the only ones turning away from manufacturing careers in favor of service industry and other jobs … http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/report-young-workers-china-turning-away-manufacturing-jobs/

Getting Real about Reshoring

In the discussions, conference calls, and face-to-face meetings we conduct regularly with members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, top executives tell us they want to focus on a fairly consistent range of issues and concerns such as how to achieve…
In the discussions, conference calls, and face-to-face meetings we conduct regularly with members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, top executives tell us they want to focu… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/getting-real-about-reshoring/

Can State Governors Help Fix the Workforce Issue?

Manufacturing workforce issues such as the skills gap and the shortage of qualified workers have been well-known and much-discussed subjects at the national level for some time. The Obama Administration, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Manu…
Popular Discussions Manufacturing workforce issues such as the skills gap and the shortage of qualified workers have been well-known and much-discussed subjects at the national … http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-state-governors-help-fix-workforce-issue/

Will Immigration Reform Fix the Skills Gap?

Immigration reform legislation now being hotly debated in the Congress would, if passed, help manufacturers by providing them with access to a larger pool of skilled labor, claims the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Wisconsin’s chamber of …
Popular Discussions Immigration reform legislation now being hotly debated in the Congress would, if passed, help manufacturers by providing them with access to a larger pool of… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-immigration-reform-fix-skills-gap/

What Skills Gap? Are U.S. Manufacturing’s Fears Overblown?

Remember the days when the U.S. manufacturing industry was awash with claims that a massive skills gap was causing 600,000 manufacturing jobs to go unfilled, undermining industrial growth and global competitiveness? Well it just isn’t so, claims a new rep…
Popular Discussions Remember the days when the U.S. manufacturing industry was awash with claims that a massive skills gap was causing 600,000 manufacturing jobs to go unfilled,… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-skills-gap-are-us-manufacturings-fears-overblown/

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