Education / Training http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6627/more en Survey: Talent Shortage Could Short-Circuit Resurgence http://www.industryweek.com/talent-short-circuit <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A ThomasNet survey finds that the manufacturing sector's resurgence is in danger of being squelched by the shortage of young talent the sector faces coupled with baby boomers' negative perceptions about millennials.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/talent-short-circuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/talent-short-circuit#comments Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Workforce Include in the Latest Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:45:00 +0000 153741 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, center, and German Education Minister Johanna Wanka watch as trainee Til Pagenkopf demonstrates the use of a CNC machine at the Siemens training facility in Berlin, Germany, on October 28. Perez visited the center to learn more about the German trainee system, in which manufacturers offer paid multiyear training programs to recent high school graduates. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)</p> Ford: Taking the Aluminum Risk http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/ford-taking-aluminum-risk <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ford completely reinvented its operations at the Ford Rouge Center – the historic campus Henry Ford established in 1917 – to manufacture the aluminum bodied pickup truck.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/ford-taking-aluminum-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/ford-taking-aluminum-risk#comments Companies & Executives Education / Training Emerging Technologies Growth Strategies Transportation Leadership Operations Include in the Latest Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:29:00 +0000 153561 at http://www.industryweek.com Photo: Ford The Manufacturing-Education Nexus: Critical Mass is Crucial http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/manufacturing-education-nexus-critical-mass-crucial <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some U.S.-based manufacturers are making great strides to plug the skills gap by partnering with local schools, but many more should be following their example.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/manufacturing-education-nexus-critical-mass-crucial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/manufacturing-education-nexus-critical-mass-crucial#comments Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Workforce Include in the Latest Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:24:00 +0000 153141 at http://www.industryweek.com Workforce Training: The Other Gap http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/workforce-training-other-gap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturing execs agree that training is critical. So why are many reluctant to spend much money on it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/workforce-training-other-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/workforce-training-other-gap#comments Education / Training Workforce Gold Include in the Latest Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:19:00 +0000 151781 at http://www.industryweek.com Making Talent Part of Your Supply Chain Strategy http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/making-talent-part-your-supply-chain-strategy <div class="field-byline"> Joseph Roussel, PwC </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Industry leaders regard talent to be as critical to superior supply chain performance as organizational structures, processes, tools and systems—if not more so.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/making-talent-part-your-supply-chain-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/planning-forecasting/making-talent-part-your-supply-chain-strategy#comments Education / Training Planning & Forecasting Supply Chain Workforce Include in the Latest Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:00:00 +0000 151571 at http://www.industryweek.com Image: Thinkstock A Clue About Kids: They Dig Fast Cars http://www.industryweek.com/blog/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="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/clue-about-kids-they-dig-fast-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/clue-about-kids-they-dig-fast-cars#comments Education / Training Engagement Recruiting / Retention Workforce Team Play Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:02:00 +0000 151031 at http://www.industryweek.com <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 http://www.industryweek.com/blog/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="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/san-diego-celebrates-manufacturing-week-not-just-manufacturing-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/san-diego-celebrates-manufacturing-week-not-just-manufacturing-day#comments Competitiveness Companies & Executives Education / Training Global Economy Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 150811 at http://www.industryweek.com Lincoln Electric CEO: Meeting the Skills Gap Challenge http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/lincoln-electric-ceo-meeting-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="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/lincoln-electric-ceo-meeting-skills-gap-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/lincoln-electric-ceo-meeting-skills-gap-challenge#comments Companies & Executives Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Workforce Include in the Latest Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +0000 150381 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>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 http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/overhauling-stem-education-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="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/overhauling-stem-education-21st-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/overhauling-stem-education-21st-century#comments Demographics Education / Training Public Policy Workforce Include in the Latest Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:38:00 +0000 150171 at http://www.industryweek.com <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 http://www.industryweek.com/blog/northeast-ohio-takes-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="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/northeast-ohio-takes-manufacturing-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/northeast-ohio-takes-manufacturing-day#comments 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 http://www.industryweek.com