Nearly 2.7 million skilled manufacturing employees will retire during the next 10 years, a report states. Overtime won't fill that gap, Mary Josephs writes, so manufacturers will need to train lower-skilled workers, partner with schools or persuade employees to stay past their expected retirement date.
The advanced manufacturing skills gap that could occur as a result of added factory jobs in the US could be filled with new programs such as the KentuckianaWorks. The industry will see 3.4 million manufacturing jobs become available over the next 10 years.
Real-world experience is more important than degrees and certifications when it comes to filling cybersecurity positions, a FireMon survey said. The study of 350 IT security workers found 93% valued experience over education, with 73% saying a college degree isn't needed.
Two-stroke engines, once popular for their lightness and bursts of power in motocross and enduro racing, have fallen out of favor for breaching European air pollution regulations. KTM's new two-stroke is clean and produces a wide power band with its Transfer Port Injection -- a direct fuel injection in the cylinder's inlet port -- which is precisely controlled by an electronic brain that also regulates lubrication.
The industrial internet of things can help reliability-centered maintenance and condition-based maintenance programs reach their potential, writes Steve Mueller of Daniel Penn Associates. But make sure you have reliability-centered maintenance before adopting IIoT technologies.
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Missouri Western State University is offering two manufacturing-specific concentrations in its associate degree in applied science program. Students will be able to focus on precision machining or instrumentation and automation, and students from Hillyard Technical Center in St. Joseph, Mo., can get credit for up to 20 hours of degree work.
People have misconceptions about what advanced manufacturing jobs look like and will become, and programs like the Manufacturing Institute's "Dream It. Do It." offering can help improve awareness, writes Terry Cook, a precinct commissioner in Texas' Williamson County. Veterans and women are among those who could benefit from these job opportunities, Cook writes.
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Getting referred is the most efficient way to get a job, with success rates that are 10 times higher than those resulting from job board applications, writes Lou Adler. It's a good idea to mix up your techniques by connecting individuals within companies directly and building a network.