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Open Days Really Can Change the Image of Manufacturing

There are few better ways to transform the image of manufacturing amongst the next generation than by allowing young people to see for themselves what manufacturing looks like first hand.
Popular Discussions There are few better ways to transform the image of manufacturing amongst the next generation than by allowing young people to see for themselves what manufa… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/open-days-really-can-change-image-manufacturing/

Want to be a Billionaire? Study Engineering

New research by London-based business-to-business consultancy Approved Index recently analyzed the educational backgrounds of the latest Forbes list of the richest 100 people in the world. And guess what: more than a fifth (22 per cent ) of the world’s we…
Popular Discussions New research by London-based business-to-business consultancy Approved Index recently analyzed the educational backgrounds of the latest Forbes list of the r… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/want-be-billionaire-study-engineering/

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… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/us-congress-weighs-investment-manufacturing-universities/

Skills Certification Awards on the Rise. Is This a Positive Sign?

Are more workers being attracted to expanding career opportunities in manufacturing? One potential indicator that they are came recently from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) which controls certification programs for industrial worke…
Popular Discussions Are more workers being attracted to expanding career opportunities in manufacturing? One potential indicator that they are came recently from the National… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/skills-certification-awards-rise-positive-sign/

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…
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Are You Ready For Manufacturing Day: Oct 3?

On October 3rd, the U.S. manufacturing industry will have another chance to showcase its achievements and prowess during this year’s Manufacturing Day.
Popular Discussions Attracting the next generation of workers into the manufacturing industry has been a long-time challenge for both government agencies and manufacturing compa… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/are-you-ready-manufacturing-day-oct-3/

From STEM to STEAM: Preparing Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce

“The industrial revolution of 2030 will have creativity at its soul’, believes Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, speaking today at the 10th Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fl.
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What Does the Skills Shortage Really Cost Manufacturers?

A current lack of skilled and highly-skilled manufacturing workers has measurable financial impacts on U.S. manufacturers, according to a new study from Accenture and the Manufacturing Institute. The study, “Out of Inventory: Skills Shortage Threatens Gro…
Popular Discussions A current lack of skilled and highly-skilled manufacturing workers has measurable financial impacts on U.S. manufacturers, according to a new study from Acce… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-does-skills-shortage-really-cost-manufacturers/

Women In Manufacturing: Women Now On The Boards Of All Britain’s Leading Manufacturers

It would be foolish to say that the manufacturing industry is close to shedding its traditional male-dominated image, but there are clear signs of progress in one of Europe’s largest manufacturing powerhouses in the U.K.
Popular Discussions It would be foolish to say that the manufacturing industry is close to shedding its traditional male-dominated image, but there are clear signs of progress i… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/women-manufacturing-women-now-boards-all-britains-leading-manufacturers/

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… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-optimism-grows-so-do-skill-gap-concerns/

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… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/programs-train-veterans-manufacturing-careers-gaining-traction/

Could The Industrial Internet Actually Create More Manufacturing Jobs?

It may seem counter-intuitive at first sight, but a new report from GE suggests that the greater adoption of industrial Internet technologies will not only transform the manufacturing workplace, but will also create new jobs connecting increasingly intell…
Popular Discussions It may seem counter-intuitive at first sight, but a new report from GE suggests that the greater adoption of industrial Internet technologies will not only t… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/could-industrial-internet-actually-create-more-manufacturing-jobs/

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…
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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 … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-state-governors-help-fix-workforce-issue/

Globalization Presents a Challenge for Women Seeking to Rise in Manufacturing

It’s never been easy for women seeking to rise to leadership roles in manufacturing. Manufacturing, in many respects, has been a male-dominated culture, and women say they struggle to find role models and mentors. But globalization and widespread outsour…
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Study: North American Companies Lack Global Leadership Perspective

North American companies place far less emphasis than their European and Asian counterparts on offshore experience as a component of leadership development, a new study has found. And this lack of global perspective is harming leadership development among…
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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 …
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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,… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-skills-gap-are-us-manufacturings-fears-overblown/

Survey: Manufacturing Workers Unhappy With Jobs

If manufacturers want to be able to recruit more promising young people to work in the industry, they might want to start by responding to the concerns of current workers. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from a new survey of job seekers by recrui…
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Why Aren’t Manufacturers Hiring More Women?

Despite the U.S. manufacturing sector helping to lead economic recovery and adding over half a million new jobs over the last three years, the number of women in U.S. manufacturing employment has actually fallen by 18,000 over the same period.
Popular Discussions Despite the U.S. manufacturing sector helping to lead economic recovery and adding over half a million new jobs over the last three years, the number of wome… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/why-arent-manufacturers-hiring-more-women/

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