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National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Signed into Law

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Washington, DC – The Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act, which would help create new manufacturing jobs and invest in local economies throughout the country, has passed the Senate. The legislation was included in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the Senate yesterday evening. The bipartisan legislation would help create […]

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New IMCP analysis from The Century Foundation

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From the Century Foundation: The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership has a track record of helping local economies get ahead. Thats why the Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act has bipartisan support to renew it. Read more.

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Changing Dynamics: Create Centre opens doors for Manufacturers Appreciation Week

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From The Daily Tribune: Business leaders and local government representatives took a tour of the Shaw CreateCentre Wednesday as part of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce’s annualManufacturers Appreciation Week program. The 67,000-square-foot facility on Douthit Ferry Road in West Cartersville opened lastOctober. The three-story, $24 million building hosts designers, marketers and innovationassociates for Shaw […]

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Small Manufacturers Make a Big Difference

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From the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Innovation Blog: By Zara Brunner How do we reach the next generation, change their perceptions about manufacturing, and let them know about available career opportunities?  Manufacturing Day and other initiatives are critical.  Equally so is the time those of you in industry devote year-round in your […]

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State-Of-The-Art Programs Help Open Catoosa’s First College Campus

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From Georgia Northwestern’s Bobcat Blog: Georgia Northwestern Launching Cybersecurity, Logistics, and Mechatronics in Catoosa County (Ringgold, Georgia) – For the better part of the last decade, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has been going through a process to add a sixth campus in Catoosa County, Georgia. On August 15, the process will be complete as […]

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Integrating Schools and Industry for a More Innovative Society

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From Innovation Management: Author is suggesting that with the advent of the 4th industrial revolution children ought to start contributing to progress at the age of 6 years, through a learning-oriented but paid work for 3 hours per day, indeed with involvement in the hi-tech end of things. The future is now, and there is […]

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Creating the 21st Century Manufacturing Workforce

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From Advanced Manufacturing Media: An industry regarded as dirty, loud and dangerous must do more to attract young people with the skills needed for modern manufacturing, while companies should promote their technology in the 21st century as exciting, cutting-edge, clean, safe and fun, according to a panel of experts. Manufacturing businesses must also address a […]

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5 Findings on Connecting High School Students to Apprenticeship

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From New America: As policymakers contemplate new ways to prepare students for college and careers, youth apprenticeship stands out as a compelling option. Research from New America’s Center on Education & Skills (CESNA) suggests youth apprenticeship is gaining steam in many states. In a new report, Youth Apprenticeship in America Today: Connecting High School Students […]

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Immersive Technology Could Help Change How We Work

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From the Atlantic: What if an office could be anywhere you wanted, at any time? And what would that mean for people, countries, and even robots? Work and specialized labor are at the heart of many issues related to globalization, immigration, and borders: People emigrate to new countries for work, and companies are increasingly firming […]