Education / Training http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6627/more en If the World Really Is Flat, We Need a New Outlook on the Horizon http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/if-world-really-flat-we-need-new-outlook-horizon <div class="field-byline"> Sascha Fischer, Siemens Industry Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The workforce of tomorrow must be trained, not for the jobs in the market today, but for the jobs that will emerge as critical to the operation of the digital factory in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/if-world-really-flat-we-need-new-outlook-horizon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/if-world-really-flat-we-need-new-outlook-horizon#comments Automation Education / Training Machine Tools Strategic Planning & Execution Robotics Operations Technology Workforce IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:24:00 +0000 276261 at http://www.industryweek.com Why This CEO Is Donating His Salary to Workforce Education http://www.industryweek.com/iw.com/ceo-donating-his-salary <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Mike Petters of Huntington Ingalls last week announced he would annually give all but $1 of base salary to an educational assistance fund that includes scholarships for workers' children. Here's why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/iw.com/ceo-donating-his-salary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/iw.com/ceo-donating-his-salary#comments Education / Training Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Mon, 28 Mar 2016 04:24:00 +0000 272601 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>It&rsquo;s a chance to give people the chance to create a little bit different future for themselves. Somebody did that for me; I&rsquo;m lucky enough to have the chance to do it for others.</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Mike Petters</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> President and CEO<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>Huntington Ingalls Industries<br /> <strong>Previous Position</strong>: President, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding</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 /> HII Wanted: A Few Good (Female) Machinists, Welders to Fill the Skills Gap http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/wanted-few-good-female-machinists-welders-fill-skills-gap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Women in certain lower-paying occupations could easily make the transition to in-demand jobs on the shop floor, a new study finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/wanted-few-good-female-machinists-welders-fill-skills-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/wanted-few-good-female-machinists-welders-fill-skills-gap#comments Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:55:00 +0000 272581 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock The Cost of a Common Workforce Strategy http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/cost-common-workforce-strategy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Has your workforce strategy during downturns jeopardized your company's--and the manufacturing industry's--ability to attract skilled workers?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/cost-common-workforce-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/cost-common-workforce-strategy#comments Education / Training Labor / Employment Policy Growth Strategies Recruiting / Retention Strategic Planning & Execution The Latest The Manufacturers Agenda Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20:00:00 +0000 272321 at http://www.industryweek.com Why Education Reforms Have Failed -- and How to Make Them Work http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/why-education-reforms-have-failed-and-how-make-them-work <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Let's stop the "prescription before diagnosis" approach to education reform. Here's how.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/why-education-reforms-have-failed-and-how-make-them-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/why-education-reforms-have-failed-and-how-make-them-work#comments Competitiveness Education / Training Public Policy Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:45:00 +0000 256081 at http://www.industryweek.com Wanted: Workers with Creativity, Analytical Skills http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/wanted-workers-creativity-analytical-skills <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturers need more workers who can think critically, a new study from Strayer University finds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/wanted-workers-creativity-analytical-skills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/wanted-workers-creativity-analytical-skills#comments Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Workforce The Latest Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:45:00 +0000 268041 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock 2015 Best Plants Winner: Bringing out the Best in Good Workers at Camcraft http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2015-best-plants-winner-bringing-out-best-good-workers-camcraft <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The manufacturer of precision parts has always valued communication and teamwork, but its intentions crystallized in 2011, when it began its lean journey. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2015-best-plants-winner-bringing-out-best-good-workers-camcraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2015-best-plants-winner-bringing-out-best-good-workers-camcraft#comments Education / Training Corporate Culture Engagement IndustryWeek Best Plants Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:45:00 +0000 263341 at http://www.industryweek.com Camcraft Are You Going to Stand By and Watch While Operational Excellence Dies? http://www.industryweek.com/operations/are-you-going-stand-and-watch-while-operational-excellence-dies <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Miller </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>It's time to update the concept of operational excellence by focusing on accelerating growth and maximizing profitability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/operations/are-you-going-stand-and-watch-while-operational-excellence-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/operations/are-you-going-stand-and-watch-while-operational-excellence-dies#comments Education / Training Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Thu, 25 Feb 2016 18:13:00 +0000 261951 at http://www.industryweek.com Developing Manufacturing Workers Who Are Job-Ready on Day One http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/developing-manufacturing-workers-who-are-job-ready-day-one <div class="field-byline"> Bob Graff, Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Over the next decade, 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 60% of them are likely to be unfilled due to the talent shortage. How can we close that number (and the skills gap)?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/developing-manufacturing-workers-who-are-job-ready-day-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/developing-manufacturing-workers-who-are-job-ready-day-one#comments Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Technology Workforce The Latest Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:38:00 +0000 256201 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Students work in the Bay Link Manufacturing learning lab at Green Bay West High School, part of the Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Manufacturing Alliance. STEM-related education and other initiatives are just some of the ways manufacturers are reaching out to fill millions of jobs over the next decade.</p> Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance 2015 IW Best Plants Winner: Lean Thinking in Action at ATS Corp. http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2015-iw-best-plants-winner-lean-thinking-action-ats-corp <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In two years, Applied Technical Services has undergone a complete, top-to-bottom lean makeover, transforming chaos into profit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2015-iw-best-plants-winner-lean-thinking-action-ats-corp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/industryweek-best-plants/2015-iw-best-plants-winner-lean-thinking-action-ats-corp#comments Companies & Executives Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma IndustryWeek Best Plants Leadership Operations The Latest Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:44:00 +0000 254761 at http://www.industryweek.com <div> <p>A panoramic view of the streamlined machine systems at the heart of ATS&#39;s Everett, Wash, facility. &nbsp;</p> </div>