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By Lauren DavidsonJan 16, 2023

The Travis High School Robotics Club won Project MFG's inaugural Additive Manufacturing Competition. Held in collaboration with the Austin Center for Manufacturing and Innovation, competitors created a grappling/end-effector for use in a lifesaving event.

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By Catherine “Cat” RossJan 03, 2023

A non-profit in San Francisco is helping put underserved people into life-changing manufacturing jobs manufacturing through training and social support. Learn more.

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By Kathy Keyes WebsterNov 15, 2022

How do we reach underserved communities to give them the work that they crave and match them that with the manufacturing industry that needs the work?" Darnell Epps and Jacob Ruttenberg offer up ideas.

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By Catherine “Cat” RossNov 14, 2022

An all-female team of mechatronics apprentices took first place in a live, cyber-physical learning environment at the IMTS 2022 Smartforce Student Summit.

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By Catherine “Cat” RossOct 27, 2021

Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup teamed up to create the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing to provide U.S. military veterans with skills to find employment in the industry. The 12-week program includes both hands-on and classroom learning.

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By Greg JonesSep 23, 2020

Even though manufacturing day is every day for AMT members and our customers, MFG Day, one day set aside to highlight our industry is this week on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. This is our community’s chance to change perceptions about our industry among the...

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By Greg JonesMay 28, 2020

It’s generally known in the education and workforce development community that there is an inverse relationship between a strong, robust economy and workforce development programs at community colleges and community-based adult education programs...

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By Greg JonesMay 26, 2020

As experienced, technically skilled workers continue to retire from the manufacturing workforce, the loss of tribal knowledge affects productivity, quality, and safety. Manufacturing companies are developing and deploying a variety of new technology...

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By Steve CaseyAug 08, 2019

The global talent crunch is becoming more evident than ever in the manufacturing industry. A recent report reveals that the U.S. manufacturing industry may reach a shortfall of 2.4 million workers by 2028. For the United States, the report attributes...

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