5 Steps for a Successful Onboarding Program

Starting a new job has its own hurdles. New hires face multiple challenges, learning new processes, new systems, and even new faces. The importance...
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Shop Class Offers an Early Look into the Trades — And Possibly the Future

You can’t attend a trade show without hearing about trade skills, or, all too often, a lack of trade skills. Vocational training to develop...

4 Welding Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

When completing maintenance jobs, welders need to make sure they plan for the specific requirements of the task at hand and perform the work...

Preparing Future Mechatronic Engineers

The Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Kennesaw State University (KSU) provides high-quality engineering degrees with education led by industry-expert faculty...

Building a Smart Manufacturing Workforce

Regardless of the state of the world and global markets, we are currently experiencing one of the most exciting, unpredictable and opportunity-rich times manufacturing...
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The Skills Gap Isn’t The Only Workforce Challenge

We talk extensively about the “skills gap” facing manufacturing. The problem is this only partially true. Yes, there's a deficit in our skilled trades...

To Train or Not To Train?

In the restaurant industry, training is a given. There's no question that a new hire won't get a minimum number of training hours, from...

Robots, Reshoring and Redeployment:

The economy is rapidly growing and prompting American companies to give a second look at the viable path to profitability robotic automation solutions can...

Can Workforce Development Close the Skills Gap?

Manufacturing is experiencing a much-appreciated resurgence amid a growing economy, but this positive news only highlights a persistent and growing problem – we have...
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The Highly Skilled Future

For more than 50 years, SkillsUSA has served students who are training for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations including those entering...

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