8 Community Colleges will spend $24.9 million in U.S. grants to train workers

Over the past few years, there has been ample press about the lack of skilled manufacturing labor.  Check out the article from Crains Detroit Business  titled “8 communty colleges will spend $24.9 million in U.S. grants to train workers.” The article describes a program designed to train over 2700 displaced workers in advanced manufacturing.

Introducing Manufacturing Careers to Youth

When you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, the majority probably wouldn’t list Welding, CNC Machining or Lathe Operation as their top choices.  The reality is, most young people have little to no exposure to the Manufacturing industry.  Fortunately, there are programs available designed to educate youth on potential careers in Manufacturing.  Check out the article, “This class is riveting: Jackson program makes manufacturing fun for young students, creates pipeline,” by Chris Gautz of Crain’s Detroit Business.