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By External ContributorFeb 02, 2021

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) designed the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through a unique..

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By External ContributorJan 30, 2021

Wake Technical Community College said it will become one of just a handful of institutions to offer a new robotics apprenticeship with e-commerce giant Amazon. As part of the partnership, Wake Tech is launching a Mechatronics and Robotics...

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By External ContributorDec 01, 2020

As part of the strategy to address the skills gap in the manufacturing technology industry, apprenticeship programs have increased in number and proven to be effective. But is it right for every business? The Robert C. Byrd Institute’s Apprenticeship...

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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 External ContributorAug 26, 2020

As businesses have begun to reopen post coronavirus, many are making big leaps into automation to cut costs and avoid being so dependent on human capital. According to Forrester’s report, "The COVID-19 Crisis Will Accelerate Enterprise Automation Plans,”

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By External ContributorAug 19, 2020

Manufacturing as we know it isn't quite dead - but it will be soon. We're at the cusp of a major transformation where the classic factory worker’s tasks will soon be digitized and managed by robots and intelligent software...

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By External ContributorAug 06, 2020

Why do designers and mechanical engineers need experience operating a manual mill, lathe or surface grinder? A similar question might be asked about CNC machinists: who cares about all that handle cranking and lever turning when practically all...

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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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