Education / Training en A Clue About Kids: They Dig Fast Cars <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The best way to get kids amped about manufacturing? Push their buttons.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/team-play">Team Play</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Engagement Recruiting / Retention Workforce Team Play Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:02:00 +0000 151031 at <p>The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car is displayed at Downing Street in London on June 24, 2013. Wing Commander Andy Green will be driving the Bloodhound SSC during a land speed record attempt in South Africa next year. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)</p> San Diego Celebrates Manufacturing Week, not Just Manufacturing Day <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>To highlight the importance of manufacturing to the economy of the San Diego region, the city celebrates Manufacturing Week instead of only Manufacturing Day and highlights the need for retooling education to meet manufacturing's workforce challenges.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Companies & Executives Education / Training Global Economy Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 150811 at Lincoln Electric CEO: Meeting the Skills Gap Challenge <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>CEO Christopher Mapes is leading a company that faces a challenge many manufacturers are seeking answers for: the skills gap. In the case of Lincoln Electric, which manufactures welding, cutting, and joining products, it's skilled welding talent. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Workforce News Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +0000 150381 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>There are always going to be challenges for manufacturers.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Christopher Mapes</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Chairman, President and CEO<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc.<br /> <strong>Prior Position:</strong> COO, Lincoln Electric Holdings<br /> <strong>Degrees / Honors: </strong></p> <p>Bachelor of Science degree, Ball State University</p> <p>MBA, Northwestern University&#39;s Kellogg Graduate School of Management</p> <p>law degree, University of Toledo</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek Leader of the Week</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> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Overhauling STEM Education for the 21st Century <div class="field-byline"> Steven Goldthwaite, CEO, Metem Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Schools, businesses and civic organizations all have important roles to play in once again making the United States a leader in STEM education.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demographics Education / Training Public Policy Workforce News Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:38:00 +0000 150171 at <p>Manufacturer Steven Goldthwaithe says schools need to re-engineer their approach to STEM education and show the excitement of working in these fields. Here, 4th through 8th grade students operate a radio-controlled drone at an event designed to promote STEM careers. (U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko/Released)</p> Northeast Ohio Takes on Manufacturing Day <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If you didn&#39;t think Northeast Ohio&#39;s manufacturing roots continue to run deep, you would have after attending [M]POWER Manufacturing Assembly, an event that both celebrated National Manufacturing Day and highlighted the vital role manufacturing plays in this region of the United States.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/labor-operations-leadership">Labor &amp; Operations Leadership </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ask the Expert - Lean Leadership Manufacturing Day Education / Training Leadership Workforce Labor &amp; Operations Leadership Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:37:00 +0000 150091 at Improving Manufacturing Education and Innovation <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Ezell, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div> “The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2014 will strengthen the pipeline of talented men and women whom DuPont relies on and represents an important step in promoting R&D and innovation, thereby keeping American manufacturing competitive in the global economy, " said Karen Fletcher, chief engineer at Dupont Corp, </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Workforce News Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:25:00 +0000 149411 at <p><em>Copyright Matt Cardy</em></p> <div> <em>Getty Images News</em></div> <p>Stephen Ezell, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation&nbsp;</p> Combatting the Manufacturing Skills Shortage [INFOGRAPHIC] <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Five strategies for strengthening the talent supply chain for U.S. manufacturing.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Workforce Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:10:17 +0000 148951 at US Manufacturers Need Flexible Operations to Secure Their Future <div class="field-byline"> Cv Ramachandran, managing director, Accenture Strategy </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Given the continued proliferation of customer needs and tastes, emerging new technologies and rising instability in geo-politics and weather patterns, instilling greater flexibility in operations will be essential to a successful future for manufacturing companies.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Growth Strategies Information Technology Robotics Operations Technology News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +0000 148831 at Getty Images Leaving Inspired: IMTS 2014 Wrap-Up <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IMTS is a week of huge excitement for our industry, but my hope is that the spirit and energy that drove everyone to experience the show can be carried throughout the entire year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation IMTS Education / Training Emerging Technologies Machine Tools Robotics Systems Integration Innovation Technology News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:01:00 +0000 148361 at 2015 IW Best Plants Conference: Call For Speakers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IndustryWeek is inviting speakers to submit proposals for the 2015 IW Best Plants conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Customer Relationships Energy Management Education / Training Inventory Management Lean / Six-Sigma Process Improvement Engagement Maintenance Product Development IW Best Plants Planning & Forecasting Quality Safety Supplier Relationships Teamwork Innovation Leadership Operations Supply Chain Technology Workforce Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:49:00 +0000 35471 at