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By Greg JonesOct 27, 2022

The updated National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing's objectives include developing and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies, growing the advanced manufacturing workforce, and building resilience into the manufacturing supply chain.

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By Greg JonesOct 02, 2022

The need for smarter in-house training solutions is now more vitally important than ever to U.S. manufacturing companies.

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By AMTSep 28, 2022

Check in for the highlights, headlines, and hijinks that matter to manufacturing. These lean news items keep you updated on the latest developments.

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By Kathy Keyes WebsterAug 22, 2022

Gain fresh ideas on workforce development and retention in the Job Shops Program sessions at IMTS 2022, sponsored by AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Sneak peek at three effective strategies presented at AMT’s 2022 MFG Meeting.

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By Catherine “Cat” RossAug 15, 2022

Last week the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration announced the winners of $500 million worth of grants to develop workforce training programs. The half-billion in funding will be spread out among 15 different economic sectors ...

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By Kathy Keyes WebsterAug 02, 2022

Andrew Crowe is bringing youth and manufacturing communities together as part of his New American Manufacturing Renaissance (AMR) Tour, a nine-city speaking engagement that culminates with his appearance at IMTS 2022.

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By Chris CzarnikApr 19, 2022

Has finding qualified employees become an all-consuming headache for your company? If you answered yes, you must attend recruiting expert Chris Czarnik’s presentation on proven strategies for attracting talent at AMT’s 2022 MFG Meeting, April 27-30.

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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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