Education / Training http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6627/more en Can Training Solve the Skills Gap in Manufacturing? http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/can-training-solve-skills-gap-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Weber, SVP of People and Places | Bridge by Instructure </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Emphasizing continual education and training will increase enterprise productivity and retain top performers. Stimulating employees’ ability to gain expertise and share it will narrow the Skills Gap.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/can-training-solve-skills-gap-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/can-training-solve-skills-gap-manufacturing#comments IndustryWeek Wire Foundry Management & Technology Education / Training The Latest Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0000 315131 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Manufacturers have regained their footing since from the 2007-2009 recession, and more jobs are available, but there are fewer qualified candidates to fill these roles. Effective training may be the remedy to this Skills Gap issue.</p> How Dean Kamen Will Keep Changing the World http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/how-dean-kamen-will-keep-changing-world <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dean Kamen has invented the Segway, the iBot wheelchair and hundreds of other life-changing tools. But more than four decades into his career, his lasting legacy could well be helping turn hundreds of thousands of kids toward technology.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/how-dean-kamen-will-keep-changing-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/how-dean-kamen-will-keep-changing-world#comments Automation Education / Training Process Improvement Emerging Technologies Research & Development Robotics Innovation Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Technology Workforce The Latest Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:03:00 +0000 307071 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") 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><span>We can complain about the lack of kids studying science and engineering,but that&rsquo;s not what engineers do. We don&rsquo;t complain. When we have problems, we solve them.</span></p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Dean Kamen</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Founder and CEO, DEKA Research &amp; Development Corporation; founder, FIRST<br /> <strong>Most notable career accomplishments: </strong>Invention of the Segway and the iBot wheelchair, helping involve more than an estimated 1 million students in science and technology through the FIRST non-profit organization since 1989</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" 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> <hr /> LEGO; illustration, Bill Szilagyi 3 Ways the US Can Pull Together for Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/3-ways-us-can-pull-together-manufacturing <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/iws-manufacturing-voice-0">IW&#039;s Manufacturing Voice</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body"><div></div>What lessons can the U.S. learn from other countries to foster growth in manufacturing? The Brookings Institution hosted a symposium on this topic in Washington recently. Here are three takeaways from the opening panel's discussion of leadership in 21st century manufacturing. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/competitiveness/3-ways-us-can-pull-together-manufacturing" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2016/07/podcast-promo-it1jpgcropdisplay.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://www.industryweek.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/podcast/audio/IW&#039;s Manufacturing Voice 7.8.16 - 7816, 2.27 PM.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=8206337">IW&#039;s Manufacturing Voice 7.8.16 - 7816, 2.27 PM.mp3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/3-ways-us-can-pull-together-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/3-ways-us-can-pull-together-manufacturing#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Education / Training Public Policy Global Economy Leadership Workforce The Global Manufacturer Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:35:00 +0000 306701 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>What lessons can the U.S. learn from other countries to foster growth in manufacturing? The Brookings Institution hosted a symposium on this topic in Washington recently. Here are three takeaways from the opening panel&#39;s discussion of leadership in 21st century manufacturing.</p> Lost Generation of Oil Workers Leaves Few Options for Next Boom http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/lost-generation-oil-workers-leaves-few-options-next-boom <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The oil downturn of the 1980s drove a generation away from the business, leaving a shortage of workers in their late 30s to 50s today as Baby Boomers retire. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/lost-generation-oil-workers-leaves-few-options-next-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/lost-generation-oil-workers-leaves-few-options-next-boom#comments Education / Training Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Thu, 07 Jul 2016 19:41:00 +0000 305861 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Should Young People Consider Manufacturing as a Career? http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/should-young-people-consider-manufacturing-career <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Musings about manufacturing as a desirable job or career.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/should-young-people-consider-manufacturing-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/should-young-people-consider-manufacturing-career#comments Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:45:00 +0000 289311 at http://www.industryweek.com Skills Training Leaves Women Behind: Cornell Study http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/skills-training-leaves-women-behind-cornell-study <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Educators need to consider gender more prominently in discussions on adding more vocational education,Cornell researchers say.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/skills-training-leaves-women-behind-cornell-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/skills-training-leaves-women-behind-cornell-study#comments Education / Training Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:45:00 +0000 300371 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Denso to Give $1 Million to College Workforce Training Programs http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/denso-give-1-million-college-workforce-training-programs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Along with engineering programs, the foundation funds skilled trades and robotics programs “as these are becoming increasingly important in the automotive and technology industries,” said Denso executive vice president Mike Brackett. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/denso-give-1-million-college-workforce-training-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/denso-give-1-million-college-workforce-training-programs#comments Education / Training Workforce The Latest Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:00:00 +0000 296221 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Why the Supply Chain is a Manufacturer's Strategic Nucleus http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/why-supply-chain-manufacturers-strategic-nucleus <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The ISM's Tom Derry explains why supply chain professionals are participating in the most strategic decisions at their company.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/why-supply-chain-manufacturers-strategic-nucleus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/why-supply-chain-manufacturers-strategic-nucleus#comments Education / Training Procurement Supplier Relationships Teamwork Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:45:00 +0000 293661 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") 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>If I were interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing or I had children at that age, I&rsquo;d be looking at an opportunity to become stronger in my STEM education.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Tom Derry</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Chief Executive Officer<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Institute for Supply Management (ISM)<br /> <strong>Previous positions</strong>: Chief Operating Officer, Association for Financial Professionals (AFP); General Manager, LexisNexis business intelligence group<br /> <strong>Related activities: </strong>Chairman and President of ISM Services; Member of the Dean&#39;s Council for the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University; Member, board of directors, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" 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> <hr /> Workplace Safety: Shifting from Recordable to Preventable http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/workplace-safety-shifting-recordable-preventable <div class="field-byline"> By Carol Leaman </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What if, instead of analyzing an injury after it happened, you could see a trend towards imminent injury or illness and prevent it?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/workplace-safety-shifting-recordable-preventable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/workplace-safety-shifting-recordable-preventable#comments IndustryWeek Wire EHS Today Education / Training Safety Workforce The Latest Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:31:00 +0000 292851 at http://www.industryweek.com Are Skills Gap Worries Easing? http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/are-skills-gap-worries-easing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>About a third of manufacturers surveyed in a new PwC/Manufacturing Institute study say they are having no problem finding skilled workers. For others, it's a different story.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/are-skills-gap-worries-easing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/are-skills-gap-worries-easing#comments Automation Education / Training Technology Workforce The Latest Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:37:00 +0000 292221 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images