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Greg Jones
Vice President, Smartforce Development

Greg Jones leads Smartforce Development, AMT’s effort to build a better-educated and trained workforce for the advanced manufacturing industry. To accomplish this, he forges relationships with industry, education, and governmental organizations to develop and promote workforce programs. Greg is a member of the NIMS Board of Directors and a member of the NIMS Executive Committee. Greg is also a member of the Board of Directors for the American Precision Museum in Windsor, VT and sits on the Education Committee. Greg was part of the team that launched ToolingU, the manufacturing technology industry’s leading e-learning platform.

Greg Jones leads Smartforce Development, AMT’s effort to build a better-educated and trained workforce for the advanced manufacturing industry. To accomplish this, he forges relationships with industry, education, and governmental organizations to develop and promote workforce programs. Greg is a member of the NIMS Board of Directors and a member of the NIMS Executive Committee. Greg is also a member of the Board of Directors for the American Precision Museum in Windsor, VT and sits on the Education Committee. Greg was part of the team that launched ToolingU, the manufacturing technology industry’s leading e-learning platform.

Posts by Greg Jones
Smartforce
By Greg JonesOct 14, 2021

Pathways to a Globally Competitive Sales Team

For sales leaders, the CMTSE program provides a ready solution to management by objectives (MBOs) and a useful key performance indicator (KPI) for each of your salespeople.

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Smartforce
By Greg JonesAug 18, 2021

Where Do You Find Your Emerging Workforce?

SkillsUSA and its industry Career Cluster sponsors support 100 skilled trades. For our industry, there are programs and competitions in CNC machining, welding, mechatronics, additive manufacturing, cybersecurity, and robotics and automation technology.

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Smartforce
By Greg JonesAug 13, 2021

Join in the American Precision Museum Fundraiser Raffle

Thanks to a generous donation from the L.S. Starrett Company, the American Precision Museum (APM) is pleased to announce a fundraising raffle of a limited edition, 0-4 inch OD micrometer set in the “American Pride” color scheme.

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Smartforce
By Greg JonesJul 15, 2021

Please Join Us in a Workforce Survey

The survey focuses on the advanced manufacturing technician job function, defined as those “technicians who run and maintain factory equipment and assembly processes, monitor and check the product quality, and document results." 

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Smartforce
By Greg JonesJun 21, 2021

Transforming the Foundational Frameworks of CTE

As transformational technologies take hold and impact the ways that we manufacture things, and as a Manufacturing Career Cluster Sponsor of SkillsUSA, AMT will continue to advocate for new CTE programs at schools.

5m read
Smartforce
By Greg JonesApr 16, 2021

Policy Matters

The goal of the updated Mandate is to impact decision-making among federal policymakers by providing a clear vision of near-term and long-term future goals of our industry.

6m read
Smartforce
By Greg JonesMar 25, 2021

Take a look under the hood

By now, you’ve probably noticed that AMT has a whole new brand identity, including an updated look and feel across all of our departments, products, and services, and we recently relaunched the AMT website...

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Smartforce
By Greg JonesMar 12, 2021

Introducing e-MT Sales Fundamentals

Since 2010, the MT Sales Fundamentals workshop has been one of the most popular and effective education and professional development programs that we deliver to AMT member companies for sales professionals.  

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Smartforce
By Greg JonesFeb 10, 2021

Time is of the Essence

Over the years, you’ve seen us outline in this column the importance of supporting industry-recognized standards and credentials as one solution to the skills gap that we face in the advanced manufacturing industry. In most other industries, standard...

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Smartforce
By Greg JonesDec 15, 2020

A Few New Developments

We are more ready than ever to put 2020 behind us. Despite all the challenges that we all faced, this year was also a year for improving processes, workflows, and product developments that will enable us all to have a more prosperous new year in 2021...

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