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Blogs/Articles

What's an Extern vs. an Intern

Jobs for the Future

Old ideas obscure a new job opportunity

Building a Workforce for the Future

Business official calls for tax reform, fewer regulations

Why One Should Consider a Career in Manufacturing

Vocational Education a Viable Alternative to Create Manufacturing Workforce

Wisconsin Manufacturing: Innovative Approaches to Address the Skills Gap

Inside a Successful Manufacturing Day: Finding Talent

Made in America, Again: Why Manufacturing Will Return to the U.S.

The U.S. Skills Gap: Could It Threaten a Manufacturing Renaissance?

Why Education Reforms Have Failed - and How to Make Them Work

HRE Daily: Not Your Father's Factory Floor

The Alarming Economic Trend Behind GE's Odd Campaign

Wall Street Journal: New Tools Turn Manufacturing Workers Into Robo-Employees

Wall Street Journal: How to Revitalize U.S. Manufacturing

Daily Caller: House Lawmakers Say America Needs More Skilled Workers to fill Manufacturing Jobs

Modern Machine Shop: Training the Manufacturers of Tomorrow

Partnering to Shape the Next Generation Manufacturing Workforce

Advanced Manufacturing Training Program Caters to Veterans

BCIT Adds advanced manufacturing program

Feds to Test Financial Aid for Unorthodox College Programs

Manufacturing will help San Jose restructure middle class

How millennials technology expectations can help save manufacturing

New advanced manufacturing degree in Texas offered

Forbes: U.S. Manufacturing: It's Not Your Granddad's Grubby Factory

Modern Materials Handling: Other Voices: Resuscitating the manufacturing industry with an infusion of fresh blood

Industry Week: How to Recruit Millennials

Huffpost: In Manufacturing, Closing A Skills Gap Requires Fixing An Image Problem

Science Magazine: Pentagon told to boost manufacturing engineering education

Sonnhalter: The Needle Begins to Move