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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 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.

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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.

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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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Smartforce
By Greg JonesDec 09, 2020

The Value of University Partnerships

How can manufacturing technology companies find potential partners and other resources to advance their capabilities to develop innovative new products and technologies cost effectively? You don’t need to go it alone and hire all the expertise you need...

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Smartforce
By Greg JonesDec 01, 2020

Virtual Miles For Manufacturing Event Funds Education Programs

With participants’ safety in mind, IMTS turned this year’s Miles For Manufacturing 5K Walk/Run event into a virtual affair. Launched in October 2020 and running through March 2021, M4M invites members of the manufacturing community to register and run...

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Smartforce
By Greg JonesOct 08, 2020

NIMS Designated as a Standards Recognition Entity

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia visited the headquarters of NIMS in Fairfax, Virginia recently for a signing ceremony designating NIMS as a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) for the new Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP)...

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