Trade school, not 4-year college, is a better bet to solve the US income gap, researchers say

Courtesy of CNBC.com by Thomas Franck Researchers are investigating how the United States can become more competitive in the manufacturing industry in the age of artificial intelligence. Some of their conclusions suggest that more investment is needed in vocational programs and not in large, four-year universities. "There are too many four-year colleges serving too many … Continue reading Trade school, not 4-year college, is a better bet to solve the US income gap, researchers say

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Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

October 23, 2017 Courtesy of Business Facilities Magazine By the BF Staff From the September/October 2017 Issue New technologies and business models have the heavy/discrete manufacturing industry on the verge of an innovative new period that promises greater productivity and the potential for lower costs, according to a recent report prepared by GE. Supply chain … Continue reading Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

Over the next decade nearly 3 1/2 Million manufacturing jobs need to be filled

Courtesy of Deloitte.com CEOs and manufacturing executives around the world identify talent-driven innovation as the number one determinant of competitiveness. Yet, manufacturing executives report a significant gap in their ability to find talent with required skills. More troubling ... the skills gap is expected to grow substantially over the next decade. What impact could the … Continue reading Over the next decade nearly 3 1/2 Million manufacturing jobs need to be filled

Manufacturing Job Fair – Wednesday, October 11 from 1PM – 6PM

  Companies Attending Include: Boeing Company Fleet Readiness Center Southeast - Naval Air Systems Command Flightstar Aircraft Services Great Northern Laminations Kelly Services Medtronic Remedy Intelligent Staffing Riley Gear Corporation The Safariland Group Where:   Advanced Technology Center, 401 West State Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 When:   Wednesday, October 11 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM From … Continue reading Manufacturing Job Fair – Wednesday, October 11 from 1PM – 6PM

While Unemployment Rate Decreases, Skills Gap Remains

Courtesy of  fosteredu.edu by Kate Mosteller Even though the unemployment rate in the United States has steadily decreased in recent years, job openings are now more plentiful than ever - as was seen in the most recent Department of Labor jobs report. Companies large and small are struggling to find the skilled workers they need, … Continue reading While Unemployment Rate Decreases, Skills Gap Remains