Education / Training en Starting a Successful Apprentice Program: Tips from a Siemens Trainer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Collaborate with other companies and work with community colleges to start your own curriculum, she says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training IndustryWeek Best Plants Workforce The Latest Fri, 08 May 2015 20:38:00 +0000 166901 at Is the Great Robot Job Takeover a Myth? <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Robots are increasing productivity, but not at the cost of manufacturing jobs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Global Economy Production Equipment The Latest Fri, 01 May 2015 18:42:00 +0000 166241 at Getty Images The Kind of Training We Need In Manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturers must provide apprenticeship training in order to eliminate the skilled workforce shortage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Compensation Strategies Education / Training Recruiting / Retention Workforce The Latest Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +0000 165671 at Why America Has a Shortage of Skilled Workers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new perspective on why manufacturing has a skilled workforce problem -- and what manufacturers must do to solve it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Competitiveness Education / Training Growth Strategies Global Economy Leadership Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 164791 at Industry 4.0 Offers Wonders and Plenty of Wondering <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Industry 4.0 (or call it smart manufacturing, the Internet of Things, or a variety of other terms) is the most discussed topic at this year&rsquo;s Hannover Messe industry fair in Germany. And the question many are asking at this huge exhibition of the latest manufacturing technology is the title of our recent article by Travis Hessman, &ldquo;Are You Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution?&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Information Technology Robotics Operations Technology The Latest Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:08:00 +0000 164831 at Pratt & Whitney Builds for the Future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The future of jet engine manufacturing at Pratt & Whitney is on display at its Middletown, Conn., production facility. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Companies & Executives Education / Training Supplier Relationships Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Operations The Latest Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:54:00 +0000 164271 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>Manufacturing is a very satisfying area to work in. It is addicting actually.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Joe Sylvestro</em></p> </blockquote> <div class="pcaption"> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Vice President of Manufacturing Operations<br /> <strong>Company: <span class="rangySelectionBoundary" id="selectionBoundary_1428506211391_4151760992703821" style="line-height: 0; display: none;"></span></strong>Pratt &amp; Whitney<span class="rangySelectionBoundary" id="selectionBoundary_1428506211389_6264909272654005" style="line-height: 0; display: none;"></span></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> One Proven Way to Solve Your Skilled Workforce Problems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Screening candidates to ensure they "fit" the job, is critical to hiring—and retaining—skilled production workers, Firstronic CEO John Sammut says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Corporate Culture Recruiting / Retention Leadership Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:36:00 +0000 164061 at Beyond the Lean Initiative <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Once you have your lean journey underway, how do you build it into the bricks and mortar, and the DNA, of the organization? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Change Management Education / Training Lean / Six-Sigma The Latest Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:03:00 +0000 163921 at Few Managers Have Ever Been Trained How to Manage <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Robert E. Bidwell: One of the biggest challenges we face over the next 25 years is to improve the people skills, leadership skills, and communication skills of those who aspire to managerial positions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Leadership Workforce The Latest Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:02:00 +0000 162721 at New Factory Tech Will Boost Future Jobs Growth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Future of Work conference looked at how technological advancements are changing the shape and even existence of traditional workplaces.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Competitiveness Education / Training Emerging Markets Labor / Employment Policy Machine Tools Robotics Global Economy Technology Workforce The Latest Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:24:00 +0000 161941 at Sean Gallup/Getty Images