Education / Training http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6627/more en With a Little Fanfare, FCA Opens Worker Academy in Indiana http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/little-fanfare-fca-opens-worker-academy-indiana <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Tipton, Indiana, training center will focus on continuous improvement.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/little-fanfare-fca-opens-worker-academy-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/little-fanfare-fca-opens-worker-academy-indiana#comments Continuous Improvement Education / Training Operations Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:49:00 +0000 614601 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Guests participate in a bike build training simulation to teach workplace organization skills.</p> Building Technology—and a Workforce—for the Long-Term at Schaeffler http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/building-technology-and-workforce-long-term-schaeffler <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The German precision parts supplier's president of automotive Americas talks about the company's electrification research and overcoming skills gap challenges with apprenticeships and co-ops.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/building-technology-and-workforce-long-term-schaeffler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/building-technology-and-workforce-long-term-schaeffler#comments Education / Training Research & Development Innovation Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Workforce The Latest Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:15:00 +0000 611381 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>We had some challenges for skilled labor such as CNC operators, tool and die makers and electronic technicians, but we have an apprentice program that we have built up, and we train our own people. We invest heavily in those type of skills, as well as in our engineers.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Marc McGrath</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> President, Automotive Americas<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Schaeffler Group<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Education:</strong> Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron</p> <p><strong>Other positions:</strong> President, Transmission Systems, North America, Luk</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 /> 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Johnson Controls’ Magic Ingredient is Leadership http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-johnson-controls-magic-ingredient-leadership <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Monterrey, Mexico, hundreds of Johnson Controls employees build thousands of batteries every day — delivering them on time, in perfect condition, in large thanks to individual ownership and ideal team leadership.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-johnson-controls-magic-ingredient-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-johnson-controls-magic-ingredient-leadership#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Education / Training Corporate Culture IndustryWeek Best Plants Global Economy Leadership Resources Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 610651 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A counter outside the Johnson Controls plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, tracks how many days have passed since the last recordable accident. (The number is higher now.)</p> Matt LaWell, IndustryWeek 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: From Zero to Lean in Record Time at Metform Group http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-manufacturing-technology-conference-expo/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-zero-lean-record-ti <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In 8 years, the Illinois automotive components maker has tripled its business and transformed its operations.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-manufacturing-technology-conference-expo/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-zero-lean-record-ti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-manufacturing-technology-conference-expo/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-zero-lean-record-ti#comments IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo Continuous Improvement Education / Training Engagement IndustryWeek Best Plants Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 609871 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Steve Dykstra, maintenance supervisor at Metform,</span>&nbsp;talks about his department&#39;s role in the company&#39;s lean evolution and how a&nbsp;new color-coded yearly maintenance chart has made things more efficient.</p> Laura Putre 2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Customer Focus is Key to Firstronic Success http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-customer-focus-key-firstronic-success <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>EMS firm uses responsive lean manufacturing system to become customers’ electronic assembly arm.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-customer-focus-key-firstronic-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2016-iw-best-plants-winner-customer-focus-key-firstronic-success#comments Automation Companies & Executives Education / Training IndustryWeek Best Plants Quality Growth Strategies Leadership Operations The Latest Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 608551 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A Firstronic&nbsp;employee conducts an in-circuit test of electronic assemblies.</p> Firstronic Why Universities are Important to Rebuilding US Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/why-universities-are-important-rebuilding-us-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The United States needs more engineers to rebuild American manufacturing, and universities play a key role in providing this education.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/why-universities-are-important-rebuilding-us-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/why-universities-are-important-rebuilding-us-manufacturing#comments Education / Training Research & Development Leadership Technology Workforce The Latest Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:55:00 +0000 603191 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Dr. David B. WIlliams, dean of The College of Engineering at The Ohio State University, said the school graduates about 2,000 engineers per year and has partnered with some 200 manufacturing companies.</span></p> Phoenix STEM Workforce is Supporting US Manufacturing Growth http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/phoenix-stem-workforce-supporting-us-manufacturing-growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Phoenix region has the third largest labor pool in the West with 42,000 students graduating annually from the Arizona State University, and 200,000 students enrolled in the Maricopa Community College system. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/phoenix-stem-workforce-supporting-us-manufacturing-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/phoenix-stem-workforce-supporting-us-manufacturing-growth#comments Education / Training Expansion Management Workforce The Latest Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:03:00 +0000 595641 at http://www.industryweek.com Scientex Packaging Film The 2017 IndustryWeek Salary Survey: Smooth Sailing on Pay as Skilled Jobs Go Unfilled http://www.industryweek.com/salary-survey/2017-industryweek-salary-survey-smooth-sailing-pay-skilled-jobs-go-unfilled <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Our annual survey of manufacturing leaders is long on longevity and stability.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/salary-survey/2017-industryweek-salary-survey-smooth-sailing-pay-skilled-jobs-go-unfilled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/salary-survey/2017-industryweek-salary-survey-smooth-sailing-pay-skilled-jobs-go-unfilled#comments Compensation Strategies Education / Training Salary Survey Leadership Workforce The Latest Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:28:00 +0000 594541 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Szilagyi Upskilling the Tech Workforce with ... Science Fiction? Video Games? Race Cars? http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/upskilling-tech-workforce-science-fiction-video-games-race-cars <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Upskill CEO Brian Ballard has been a tech geek for decades. Lately, though, the workforce interests him just as much (as if the new name of his company isn’t proof enough). Can new tech like wearables help fill the skills gap and the coming worker shortage?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/upskilling-tech-workforce-science-fiction-video-games-race-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/upskilling-tech-workforce-science-fiction-video-games-race-cars#comments Companies & Executives Education / Training Emerging Technologies Recruiting / Retention Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Technology Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:46:00 +0000 591351 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>You hear people talking about this, but it hasn&rsquo;t entered the national dialogue yet. It&rsquo;s still an Us vs. The Machines rhetoric, or Us vs. Other Countries. This is something that&rsquo;s happening in every country in the world. People are concerned about how the future looks because of technology and how it relates to their industry.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Brian Ballard</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> CEO and co-founder<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Upskill<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Formerly:</strong> Director of product development for Battlefield Telecommunications Systems, CTO and VP for Mav6 (ARES Systems Group), and field operations officer for the Department of Defense.</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 /> Upskill; illustration: Bill Szilagyi, IndustryWeek To Get Self-Driving Cars up to Speed, Engineers and IT Workers Need More Training http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/get-self-driving-cars-speed-engineers-and-it-workers-need-more-training <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study finds a demand for connected and autonomous vehicle workers in 49 occupations—from IT and cybersecurity to civil and transportation systems engineering. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/get-self-driving-cars-speed-engineers-and-it-workers-need-more-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/get-self-driving-cars-speed-engineers-and-it-workers-need-more-training#comments Education / Training Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:49:00 +0000 588811 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A Volkswagen self-driving car prototype.</p> Laura Putre