Need More Workers? Widen Your Vision

Adrienne Selko outlines how companies are discovering the best solution to the labor shortage is to look beyond the traditional workforce. Path to Machine Learning Prepare your organization for machine learning and AI by moving to predictive analytics. As Charles Dickens said, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  While he was referring to […] continue reading

Official: Machining program a path to high-paying jobs

Submitted photo Ashland Community & Technical College is enrolling students for the fall semester for its machining program. Fall classes begin on Aug. 13. The deadline to apply for admission is Monday, July 30. ASHLAND, Ky. — Ashland Community & Technical College says its computerized manufacturing and machining program provides students with the training necessary to […] continue reading

Local precision machining in the Community College environment

Students in the precision machining technology programs at York County Community College’s instructional facility in Sanford use the tools of the machinist’s trade. People who know precision machining continue to be in high demand. 85 percent of students will have a job waiting for them before they finish the program. And now, the program is growing.  […] continue reading

Is the precision machining jobs pipeline working?

Virginia’s taking the long term view on job development in Precision Machining. 127 area students graduated from the precision machining technical program from 2015 through 2017; 15 of these are employed in Danville or Pittsylvania County; and 61 are employed within a 70-mile radius of Danville. Their starting salary was around $20 an hour. In […] continue reading

Bridging the Talent Gap

WANTED: MORE THAN A FEW WORK-READY GRADUATES Companies, Schools Aim to Fill ‘Talent Gap’ in Job Market   Last spring, Kent ISD, in partnership with local school districts, area manufacturing representatives, and Grand Rapids Community College, started advertising Launch U. That’s an early middle-college program that puts students directly into training for jobs in manufacturing […] continue reading

Different York, same story

Post-recession unemployment is at an all-time low. Younger workers are opting to bounce around to various ‘cool’ jobs, rather than stay on the job for 30 years like their predecessors. For that reason the labor workforce is growing older. Companies are scrambling to try and attract younger workers. David Weissman, from the York Dispatch talks about […] continue reading