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Preparing for the future: Schools gear up to train students for new manufacturing jobs

There was a time when “shop” classes were as much a part of the school curriculum as math, science and English, especially for boys. Shop was where students learned to use tools -- and their hands -- to build everything from wooden furniture to electric lamps.

The class was an introduction to skilled trades that made schools a pipeline of ready-made employees for manufacturing recruiters. ...

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TONI NEARY JOINS HFO/TRIDENT AS DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

WINDSOR, CT — Haas Factory Outlet – A Division of Trident Machine Tools, LLC (HFO/Trident), is excited to announce that manufacturing education veteran Toni Neary will be joining their team in the newly created position of Director of Education. With over a decade of experience working to help close the metalworking skills gap in the USA, Neary will be focused on helping educators obtain the equip...

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Introducing the Titan Trilogy - An Education Game Changer

With much anticipation, we have launched the TITAN-1M Trilogy! We have completed the first three-part series on how to design, program, and machine a TITAN project.

We consider this to be a game changer and also believe that it speaks to the heart of our site. By following this three-part series, students and teachers can produce a TITAN project from start to finish and hold it in their h...

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NIMS Selected by U.S. Department of Labor to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS; Fairfax, Virginia), the manufacturing industry’s developer of skills standards and credentials, has been selected by the United States Department of Labor as an industry intermediary to support the expansion of registered apprenticeships within manufacturing. NIMS will work with industry, workforce and education partners to increase access to a...

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