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By Catherine “Cat” RossNov 08, 2021

An impersonal workplace led Cassie to leave a large manufacturer and find a friendly work environment at JTD Enterprises, a small family-owned machine shop. JTD pays for all Cassie’s schooling while she learns a great career and works full time.

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By Greg JonesOct 14, 2021

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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By Greg JonesAug 18, 2021

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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By Greg JonesAug 13, 2021

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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By Gail McGrewJul 30, 2021

Manufacturers who seek employees with certain competencies can use the competency framework that ARM has created as well. Likewise, training providers developing new robotics programs can rely on competency frameworks for curricula and education benchmarks

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By Greg JonesJul 15, 2021

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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By Kristin BartschiJul 08, 2021

Today, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and NCATC, the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, announced that Greg Jones, vice president, Smartforce Development, AMT, was elected to the NCATC board of directors ...

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By Steve LesnewichJun 09, 2021

We need a little downtime to refocus; if we don’t, the increased stress caused by this need to intensely focus during a virtual meeting will cause our brains to become fatigued.

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By Greg JonesApr 16, 2021

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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By Greg JonesFeb 10, 2021

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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