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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.
Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles
Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles
HRL Laboratories has made a breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers at the famous facility have developed a technique for successfully 3-D printing high-strength aluminum alloys - including types Al7075 and Al6061 - that opens...
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.
Miller Weldmaster 'Manufacturing For Good' at IFAI Expo
Miller Weldmaster 'Manufacturing For Good' at IFAI Expo
Miller Weldmaster, a manufacturer of industrial fabric welding solutions based in Navarre, Ohio, loves to demonstrate that it is possible to combine doing good with showcasing technology. The company demonstrated this point when it used its T300 Extrem...
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.
Sisters choose welding as a career
Sisters choose welding as a career
Courtney and Lindsay Hasse both took classes at Lansing (Michigan) Community College and decided to go into welding. Courtney Hasse had plans to go into the medical field but didn't enjoy it like she thought she would. Her sister, Lindsay, was already...
3-D printing improves marine steel
3-D printing improves marine steel
Marine grade stainless steel is valued for its ability to stave off corrosion and its high ductility (the ability to bend without breaking under stress), making it a preferred choice for oil pipelines, welding, ships, kitchen utensils, chemical equipme...
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.
Kobe Steel plant at center of false-data scandal loses last quality badge
Kobe Steel plant at center of false-data scandal loses last quality badge
The Kobe Steel plant at the center of a data-falsification scandal that has shaken supply chains around the world has been stripped of all its industrial quality certifications, the Japanese government said on Nov. 15.
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...
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.
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.
10 tech trends transforming manufacturing in the next 5 years
10 tech trends transforming manufacturing in the next 5 years
The world is moving quickly and manufacturers are finding the speed of their business is increasing consistently. Product life cycles are shrinking, political and trade realities are putting pressure on businesses and the winners are the ones who can r...
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.
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;
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...
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.
Digitally controlled atmosphere improves laser welding
Digitally controlled atmosphere improves laser welding
As component and subsystem manufacturers in military and aerospace are relying more heavily on the precision of laser welding over other welding techniques - such as Arc or Tig welding - they're also under continuous pressure to improve their quality l...
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.
Sintavia is the first company to receive approval to 3-D print production parts for Honeywell Aer...
Sintavia is the first company to receive approval to 3-D print production parts for Honeywell Aer...
Due to the design complexity that 3-D printing offers, the technology has found use in many aerospace applications.
5 employment trends for 2018
5 employment trends for 2018
Workforce issues, including hiring, training and retaining talent will continue to be a focus of manufacturing companies in 2018.
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.
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."
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.
TechShop shuts down all U.S. locations, declares bankruptcy
TechShop shuts down all U.S. locations, declares bankruptcy
A bit of sad news for the maker community today: TechShop is shutting down nationwide.
Warrenton, Oregon, schools secure state grant for tech center
Warrenton, Oregon, schools secure state grant for tech center
The Warrenton-Hammond School District has received $436,286 in state grants to kick-start the construction of a center at Warrenton High School offering students automotive, welding and other technology programs.
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.
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 ...
Encouraging more Michigan students to consider skilled trades careers
Encouraging more Michigan students to consider skilled trades careers
Business and educational leaders agree that more needs to be done to encourage Michigan high school students to consider pursuing careers in skilled trades.
Tehama County, California, woodshop and welding programs recognized for sculpture
Tehama County, California, woodshop and welding programs recognized for sculpture
The Tehama County AB109 woodshop and welding programs were recognized at a recent meeting by the Board of Supervisors who thanked the program participants for a statue they created and contributed to an auction benefiting Tehama County non-profits.
Men of steel: Father-son Salisbury, Massachusetts, welding firm tackles projects
Men of steel: Father-son Salisbury, Massachusetts, welding firm tackles projects
For the crew at Wilson Welding, no job is too small - or too big.
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...
Federal grant helps Macomb Community College address skills gap in manufacturing
Federal grant helps Macomb Community College address skills gap in manufacturing
Four years ago, King Jermaine Jones was going nowhere fast.
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.
Closing the skills gap in northeast Michigan
Closing the skills gap in northeast Michigan
Over the past several years one of Michigan's greatest challenges has been filling the more than 100,000 skilled trade jobs that are posted and remain unfilled.
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.
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.
So far, there's little evidence Irma and Harvey have dented the U.S. economy
So far, there's little evidence Irma and Harvey have dented the U.S. economy
The U.S. economy appears to have largely shrugged off the damaged caused by the hurricanes that ravaged Texas and Florida, according to one of the first looks at the growth in September. Service-oriented companies that employ most Americans expanded a ...
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...
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.
New program teaches welding to women in southern Indiana prison
New program teaches welding to women in southern Indiana prison
It's winter break at the Ivy Tech campus in Madison, Indiana, but a group of women are crowded into a classroom learning the basics of welding, an in-demand trade that could mean a high-paying job.
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.
Pipeline builder funds improvements to Conestoga, Pennsylvania, community pool, firefighter equip...
Pipeline builder funds improvements to Conestoga, Pennsylvania, community pool, firefighter equip...
Welding programs, natural gas detection equipment, STEM education programs and improvements for a community pool will be funded in Lancaster County by the latest round of community grants awarded by the builders of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, manufacturer Oseco celebrates opening of new facility
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, manufacturer Oseco celebrates opening of new facility
Broken Arrow pressure relief device manufacturer Oseco celebrated the grand opening of its newest facility on Sept. 21.
Welding classes to begin at Garrett College on Dec. 5
Welding classes to begin at Garrett College on Dec. 5
Continuing Education and Workforce Development of Garrett College in McHenry, Maryland, will be offering welding classes starting in December. The welding program prepares students to earn an industry-recognized certification upon completion.