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The Looming Crisis in Manufacturing

Center for Automotive Research | 4/12/2017

The Center for Automotive Research weighs in on the manufacturing talent shortage and its risk to the industry’s ability to execute product launches. Find out what the organization has planned to help address the coming crisis in skilled trades, this week on the blog.

The Manufacturing Workforce: A Threatened Resource

By Jeff Krause | SME | 12/7/2016

The recent election made it more clear than ever that manufacturing remains singularly and critically important to America and our economic foundation. The noise got really loud when the topic turned to manufacturing employment. “We need jobs. We need to bring jobs back.”

That plays well to some voting blocks, writes Jeff Krause, CEO, of SME, but it isn’t acknowledging a stark reality: manufacturing jobs exist and there are huge numbers of unfilled positions. Right now. All over the country. The challenge? Any manufacturing employer could tell you: finding those with the skills and abilities to accept the rewarding, well-paid opportunities being offered.

Labor Day 2016: Six Strategies for Closing the Skills Gap

By Karol Friedman | Automation Alley | 8/31/2016

As Labor Day approaches, Karol Friedman, Automation Alley’s director of strategic partnerships and talent, discusses six things to consider when searching for qualified talent to fill open positions. 

We know that manufacturers across the country are struggling to find the skilled talent they need to remain competitive. Yet, according to Automation Alley partner Tooling U-SME, 75 percent of those companies say they don’t offer a structured training program on manufacturing skills. 

Collaboration is key to closing the manufacturing skills gap

By Karol Friedman | Automation Alley | 3/23/2016

Michigan’s workforce has time and time again proven its ability to innovate and adapt. Filling the manufacturing skills gap is no easy task, but by working together, we can get that much closer.

Southeast Michigan: The best place to grow your tech career

By Automation Alley Staff | Automation Alley | 2/24/2016

A situation at Yelp this week has shined a national spotlight on the cost of living disparity across America’s major technology hubs, and it highlights the hardships faced by many employees who are struggling to make ends meet while working and living in the country’s most expensive cities. According to Automation Alley’s 2016 Technology Industry Report, there is one major U.S. city where the technology industry is thriving, and its employees can enjoy a high standard of living: Detroit. 

Can we 3D print talent?

By David Darbyshire | DASI Solutions | 6/24/2015

David Darbyshire, engineer and co-owner of DASI Solutions, discusses the technical skill, knowledge and methods necessary to successfully integrate and operate 3D printers for business.

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