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First Class

Rockwell veterans program helping skills gap after 1 year On November 10, after three months of hard effort, Manpower Group and Rockwell Automation celebrated the first military veterans to graduate from the companies’ training school, the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing, and secure high-paying jobs in the rapidly-evolving manufacturing industry. The 12-week program launched in August […]

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Workforce Profiles

EMC collaborates with Tidewater Community College With an Electrical Apparatus issue highlighting workforce dynamics approaching, we take a look at some examples of associated workers that mirror those to come in the print pages of EA. EMC, a company familiar to those in the world of rotating equipment and beyond, is based in Chesapeake, Virginia. […]

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EPRI Grant

$6 million to train next generation of utility workers The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been selected to receive a $6 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to train the next generation of electric utility workers. The award, the largest of 53 DOE workforce development grants, will […]

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Manufacturing Optimism

Only problem: tackling skills gap becomes even tougher Optimism among manufacturers hits a high again in the latest quarterly survey of the sector. Slightly more than 92% of U.S. manufacturers responding to a survey from the National Association of Manufacturers say they are either “somewhat or very positive” about their companies’ outlooks, a record high. […]

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Reaching the Summit

Student manufacturing summit breaks attendance record at IMTS ’18 The Smartforce Student Summit at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show, held in Chicago Sept. 10-16, attracted a record number of attendees, according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology. “The growth that we’ve seen in registrations at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018 is a […]

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College Training For the Factory of the Future

National Science Foundation’s simulations using automation, IoT Three American universities, all of whom have excellent credibility in the fields of engineering and technology, are organizing a platform to prepare students for the factories of the future. Researchers from Purdue University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Indiana University—supported altogether by a $2.5 million grant from the […]

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Axalta Center Opens

Learning and development for coatings tech in California Axalta, the Philadelphia-based coatings supplier, recently announced the opening of its newest Learning and Development Center dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology in Pomona, California. The new facility is said to be “a state-of-the-art learning and training environment, complete with a new classroom, conference room, and equipment […]

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Hard Drivers

Researchers use magnets from used computer hard drive to power axial gap motor Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have used magnets recovered from used computer hard drives in an electric motor. In a first-ever demonstration of its kind, the permanent magnets made from rare earth elements were reused without alteration in an […]

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AHR Sessions

Educational schedule released for HVAC expo in Atlanta The AHR Expo will take place January 14-16, 2019 in Atlanta this year. The convention and trade show is an annual gathering for the HVAC/R industries, encompassing all heating, cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation companies along with their repair specialists. AHR has released its educational sessions, adding more […]

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Inspiring Hiring

Baltimore’s EMR offers tips for training and staffing We all know one of the most pressing issues facing service companies is that of staffing. Who to hire? Where to find skilled workers? How to attract, have a discourse with, and understand Millennials? As companies across the U.S. grapple with these questions, Electrical Apparatus is constantly […]

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