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Leading the Way

Microsoft pilot program for computer science learning Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools), supported by Microsoft Philanthropies, launched a partnership this August to expand high school students’ access to real-world, computer science learning. The pilot program began in the fall 2017 school year in the Kansas City (MO), Wichita, and Detroit […]

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EASA As Pie

EASA Accreditation Program reaches milestone of 105 The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Accreditation Program provides assurance to electric motor owners that repairs performed at accredited facilities conform to industry standards and maintain the reliability and efficiency of the repaired motor. There currently are 105 locations worldwide that have been approved as EASA Accredited Service […]

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October Occupation

About 261,000 jobs created last month; mildly short of expectations The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October jobs report November 3, with generally positive results demonstrating growth but falling slightly short of expectations from Wall Street. About 261,000 jobs were created in October, mildly short of the expectations set at 310,000. This comes after […]

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Survival of the Fitbits

New startup joins the fray of expanding IoT market Since the inception of the Internet of Things, industrial companies rushed en masse to produce products that can connect workplace machinery in the era of the cloud and smartphone. The resulting subsection—the Industrial Internet of Things (iIOT)—is already home to products from familiar companies: Ludeca, Dynamatic, Flowserve, Regal […]

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Schooled in the Trade

New internship and apprenticeship programs continue to blossom Though they may fly under the radar, apprenticeship programs are invaluable to the American workforce, and they continue to flourish. A new training program in Iowa or Kentucky doesn’t always bring the saucy appeal of a big-time tech company headline, but that young engineer featured in it […]

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Welcome to Motors 101

Baldor’s introductory courses can get your staff started There are still openings left for two basic courses being offered by Baldor Electric Co. The Fort Smith, Ark. manufacturer is offering introductory courses on a range of technical subjects that can be essential for an incoming workforce. “Introduction to AC Motors” and “Introduction to Drives” still […]

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Reasons for De-Klein

Physical demands, insufficient continuing education hurt electrician field Klein Tools, the Lincolnshire, Ill.-based company, announced new results from its annual “State of the Industry” survey August 10. The research compiles input from more than 600 union and non-union electricians. This year’s survey results suggest that electricians are still concerned about the skills gap in the electrical […]

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Feel the Byrne

EMR B-More taps new Ops Mgr Electric Motor Repair Company, a provider of service, repair, installation and sales to the commercial kitchen and industrial motor sectors, announced that Joseph Byrne has been named operations manager of its Baltimore branch. In his new role, Byrne will be responsible for operations out of EMR’s headquarters, including leading more than […]

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Positions Available

Latest jobs report shows positive signs for manufacturing The latest BLS jobs report: Highs, lows, with a side of salt. Job openings have hit an all-time high. That sounds good, but many experts are heeding caution. Meanwhile, the manufacturing sector is performing at an unexpectedly robust level, continuing a pattern that has now powered through […]

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Kinisky’s Park

Saint-Gobain appoints new president Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, announced the appointment of Thomas Kinisky as President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation (Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company), based in Malvern, Pa., May 1. Kinisky assumed the position earlier this year, succeeding John Crowe. Kinisky’s wide-scale […]

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