Education / Training en Why Manufacturing Education Needs to Advance, Just Like You Have <div class="field-byline"> Randy Swearer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stuck in the Industrial Age, skills training doesn’t place enough emphasis on smart, connected product manufacturing, advanced material development and digital design integration.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital Tools Education / Training Machine Tools Technology Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:29:00 +0000 352611 at Thinkstock How to Recruit, Train and Grow Creative People <div class="field-byline"> Dr. Amantha Imber, Founder, Inventium </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Follow these strategies to help find, retain and grow creative people and build an environment where they thrive.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Corporate Culture Recruiting / Retention Innovation Workforce The Latest Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:03:00 +0000 346061 at <p>To create a culture of innovation, leaders need to signal to the organization that failure is encouraged, and to see failure as an opportunity to learn what matters most to customers.</p> How to Prepare Your Workforce for Smart Manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Mardy L. Leathers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In order for our workforce to be a conduit rather than a barrier to the productivity improvements promised by Smart Manufacturing, we must take action without delay.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Education / Training Systems Integration Technology Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:18:00 +0000 342661 at Thinkstock Three Tips for Developing Truly Global Managers <div class="field-byline"> Joanne Danehl, Crown World Mobility </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Companies that want to thrive in the international arena need to conduct early-stage training of their top performers in order to give them the skills to operate everywhere from the skyscrapers of Singapore to the growing marketplaces of Tunisia.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Corporate Culture Growth Strategies Global Economy Leadership The Latest Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:19:00 +0000 341541 at <p>Leadership training for the global stage should begin sooner in the average management-track employee&rsquo;s career, says Crown&#39;s Joanne Danehl. Instead of intensive training in their early 40s, companies should instead offer global mobility and leadership training to staff members a decade younger who are entering supervisory roles.</p> National Safety Survey: Safety Valued Over Production <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In previous years, respondents to the National Safety Survey claimed safety and production were viewed as equally important to management and sometimes, production edged out safety on that question. All that has changed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IndustryWeek Wire EHS Today Education / Training Safety Operations Workforce The Latest Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:18:00 +0000 340961 at The latest EHS Today National Safety Survey finds many corporate leaders actively engage in safety efforts and communicate to workers that they value safety over production. Vocademy - An Industry-Driven Solution to the Skills Gap? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Gene Sherman has translated his knowledge of machining skills into a start-up business, Vocademy, aimed at solving the skills gap in manufacturing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ideaxchange Companies & Executives Education / Training Machine Tools Leadership Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:07:00 +0000 338351 at <p>Gene Sherman founded Vocademy to address the &quot;vast divide between the companies that need skilled people and opportunities for people to obtain those skills.&quot;</p> Vocademy What If All US Coal Workers Were Retrained to Work in Solar? <div class="field-byline"> Joshua M. Pearce </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While the future for coal is bleak, the one energy sector that is growing at an incredible rate is the solar industry—and it is hiring.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Education / Training Energy Public Policy Global Economy Leadership Technology Workforce The Latest Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:48:00 +0000 337871 at Getty Images LIFT's Robotic Blacksmithing Contest Forges Ahead <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The intent is to familiarize students with cutting-edge lightweighting technology and hopefully spur their interest in a manufacturing career. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital Tools Education / Training Robotics Innovation Technology Workforce The Latest Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:29:00 +0000 337371 at LIFT Brookings' Muro Makes the Case for Advanced Manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Why value advanced manufacturing in the U.S.? Well, says Brookings' Mark Muro, "It’s innovative, it’s productive, it exports, it pays well and it is inclusive.” Not bad.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Education / Training Innovation Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week The Latest Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:50:00 +0000 336941 at <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>Over time, we have not properly valued the importance of manufacturing and in particular of advanced manufacturing.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Mark Muro</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.<strong> </strong></p> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> How Toyota Kentucky Trained Its Lexus Workforce <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The president of the carmaker's US manufacturing tells what it took to turn Toyota workers into Lexus workers, from rebuilding cars to mastering origami the hard way. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Corporate Culture Quality Teamwork Leadership Operations Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:25:00 +0000 331141 at Getty Images