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Blackhawk to host Junkyard Wars: Local high schools to compete
Blackhawk to host Junkyard Wars: Local high schools to compete
Welding as a team sport comes to the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton, Wisconsin, when the Blackhawk Technical College Welding program plays host to the "Junkyard Wars," an event where teams of high school students create art from junk.
While still a rarity, more women are cracking manufacturing ownership, executive ranks
While still a rarity, more women are cracking manufacturing ownership, executive ranks
The Bartkowicz sisters, Lillian and Dorothy, bear a rare and distinguished mantle among Connecticut businesses: They are female owner-operators of a Newington manufacturing company in a state that built its economy and reputation around technical innov...
Georgia K-12 schools agency retains control over career, technical and agricultural education
Georgia K-12 schools agency retains control over career, technical and agricultural education
Ranking members of the Georgia House of Representatives no longer want to immediately shift control over career-oriented education from the state agency for public schools to the one that oversees technical colleges.
Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing
Shedding new light on laser additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM, also known as 3-D printing) allows us to create incredibly complex shapes, which would not be possible using traditional manufacturing techniques. However, objects created using AM have different properties from traditional ...
George Brown's 'smart' welding lab to play crucial role for several trades in Ontario, Canada
George Brown's 'smart' welding lab to play crucial role for several trades in Ontario, Canada
A new Smart Welding Lab at George Brown College's Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) in Toronto aims to change the way future welders are trained and ensure students are industry ready, says its president.
This NASA-trained woman welder 'won't take any crap from anybody'
This NASA-trained woman welder 'won't take any crap from anybody'
As a Gaithersburg High School sophomore in late-'60s Maryland, Becky Lorenz didn't want to take home economics with the other girls - she wanted to weld with the boys.
Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy
Skilled trade jobs go unfilled in our robust economy
Millions of college graduates find themselves saddled with crushing debt and more than a third of them won't be working in their chosen profession. Many will be working for low wages.
What are the key factors to safer welding?
What are the key factors to safer welding?
Welding and cutting processes are two of the most traditional and conventional methods used on board vessels today;
Students see pathway to career through trade programs
Students see pathway to career through trade programs
With a demand for skilled trade workers across the country, a handful of seniors at Olympic High School, Charlotte, North Carolina, are bucking the trend of heading straight to four-year universities.
High school students gain welding skills
High school students gain welding skills
A group of high school students is getting a jump-start on training for a high-demand welding career, thanks to an initiative launched at Palm Beach State College (PBSC) in Belle Glade, Florida.
Tech graduate returns to nationals in welding for 3rd year in a row
Tech graduate returns to nationals in welding for 3rd year in a row
SUN Area Technical Institute welding graduate Erin Beaver will return to the SkillsUSA National Championships for the third straight year later this month as a member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology's all-female welding team.
Putnam says Florida must fix 'talent gap' to keep job
Putnam says Florida must fix 'talent gap' to keep job
Contending that Florida has a "talent gap" when it comes to jobs, the top Republican contender for governor, Adam Putnam, wants the state's middle and high schools to dramatically boost their vocational and technical education programs. "What I'm talki...
Getting kids into unfilled and good-paying blue collar jobs will require a cultural shift
Getting kids into unfilled and good-paying blue collar jobs will require a cultural shift
Experts testifying before Congress don't typically start by describing the insights they've gained from backed-up toilets. But when reality TV star Mike Rowe appeared before the Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in 2011, he deta...
It's a good trade: You earn while you learn
It's a good trade: You earn while you learn
In the trade industry, "You earn while you learn."
Officials break ground for Savannah Manufacturing Center
Officials break ground for Savannah Manufacturing Center
On April 10, the Savannah Economic Development Authority board of directors traded their boardroom for a more rustic setting to hold their meeting and a ground breaking ceremony on a tract of land off of Old River Road.
Graduates celebrate job offers with a signing day
Graduates celebrate job offers with a signing day
As a way to honor students in the school's apprenticeship and school-to-work programs, Principal Mike Ketron created a ceremony modeled after signing days for high school athletes, where they sign letters of intent to play at colleges and universities.
Look out, yogi: Michigan welding students build bear trap
Look out, yogi: Michigan welding students build bear trap
Some students in northern Michigan know how to trap a wayward bear.
New laser spot and seam welding kit
New laser spot and seam welding kit
Amada Miyachi Europe has announced the availability of its Miyachi Eapro Nova 3 laser welding workstations, designed for precision spot- or seam welding of metal parts including medical, automotive, electronic and aerospace components.
Women in welding: Wallace State-Oneonta offers new program for single mothers
Women in welding: Wallace State-Oneonta offers new program for single mothers
Tammy Kelsoe is an EMT, and a volunteer firefighter, and she's a single mother, with three young children living at home.
Haney Tech in Lynn Haven, Florida, celebrates 'CTE Month,' highlights star welding student
Haney Tech in Lynn Haven, Florida, celebrates 'CTE Month,' highlights star welding student
Haney Technical Center is celebrating Career and Technical Education Month (CTE Month), while also taking the time to highlight one of the school's star students.
First manufacturing class getting good marks in Cleveland County, North Carolina
First manufacturing class getting good marks in Cleveland County, North Carolina
High school students are taking their future into their own hands by working with them.
Manufacturing in US expands at fastest pace since May 2004
Manufacturing in US expands at fastest pace since May 2004
U.S. factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed March 1.
How to get protection from welding fabrics
How to get protection from welding fabrics
The process of joining two materials together (usually metals) to make them act as a single piece is called welding. It works by melting the base metal to a molten material, and a filler material is usually added to this, which eventually forms a stron...
Local students place in SkillsUSA
Local students place in SkillsUSA
The 2018 SkillsUSA New York Leadership Conference and Skills Competition pitted students from across the state against each other in competitions based on trades from carpentry to culinary arts, cosmetology and more.