Training

7 Steps to a Successful Apprenticeship Program

Three companies partnered with the Manufacturing Institute on an “Employer’s Playbook for Building an Apprenticeship Program.” An excerpt follows.

How to Understand and Deal with your Company’s Skills Challenges

CEOs, boards and teams are discussing how to deal with the skills gap that has made it so difficult for companies to fill available jobs, increase often-stalled productivity, navigate change, and fuel the disruptive activity that is essential for survival in this economy.

More Manufacturing Apprenticeships Could Help Fill the Skills Gap

President Trump recently signed an executive order to promote apprenticeship programs as a way to help young people find jobs, and to fill the skills gap in industries like manufacturing.

CEOs are Doing a Lot to Boost the Digital IQ in U.S. Schools

Across America, CEOs and their companies are responding to the urgent need to overhaul the education system, because they want to continue to maintain the nation’s edge in digital tech.

How STEM Workforce Investments by Large Manufacturers Can Benefit the Entire Industry

Large manufacturers have a vested interest in securing a pipeline of STEM talent and are making big investments in educational programs around the country.

The Future of Advanced Manufacturing Hinges on an Increasingly Educated Workforce

As advanced manufacturing jobs become more complex, so too are educational and knowledge-based requirements for the workforce.

Employee Training Techniques that Generate Buy-in and Cost Savings

Employees don’t typically get excited about workplace training. It is perceived as a burden that employees dread and postpone them as long as possible until they have to endure lengthy, boring webinars.

6 Ways You Can Close Your Talent Gap by Supporting STEM Education

There has been a lot of talk about getting students excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education as a way of filling the talent gap, particularly in manufacturing. But many companies today are doing more than just talking about it. Some manufacturing CEOs are making it a strategic priority.

A Lesson in How to Partner With Higher Ed to Create Manufacturing Growth

A scrappy community-college system in metro Detroit is redefining its relationship with local businesses by adopting a “demand-driven” model that attempts to supply employers’ pressing needs for skilled engineering, technical and manufacturing workers instead of simply educating, training and turning out graduates with an obtuse aim that benefits neither them nor the economy.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Optimism Slips In May On Supply Concerns, Washington Worries

Chief Executive’s latest poll of U.S. CEOs finds that across sectors, sizes and states, unresolved supply chain issues, increasing raw material and labor costs, and looming tax increases are inhibiting CEO enthusiasm.