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From STEM to STEAM: Preparing Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce

“The industrial revolution of 2030 will have creativity at its soul’, believes Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, speaking today at the 10th Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fl.
Popular Discussions “The industrial revolution of 2030 will have creativity at its soul’, believes Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design in… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/stem-steam-preparing-tomorrows-manufacturing-workforce/

Who Needs Another Task Force on the Workforce Issue?

Earlier this month, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that it was forming a “task force” on the workforce issue faced by industry, a long-persisting problem that has been the subject of many surveys, studies, and committees over th…
Earlier this month, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that it was forming a “task force” on the workforce issue faced by industry, a long-persi… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/who-needs-another-task-force-workforce-issue/

Manufacturing Leaders Should Get Behind the IB High School Diploma

There is a growing and welcome trend among US high schools to adopt the standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program by offering an IB High School Diploma in addition to standard diplomas. Our local high school, for example, has recently add…
There is a growing and welcome trend among US high schools to adopt the standards of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program by offering an IB High School Diploma in addition… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-leaders-should-get-behind-ib-high-school-diploma/

Harvard Survey: U.S. Competitiveness at a Crossroads

Concerned about long-term structural issues such as the educational system, the tax code, and partisan politics, business leaders are continuing to voice pessimism about the state and direction of U.S.competitiveness, according to a new survey by the Harv…
Posted by David Brousell on Mar 11, 2013 3:52:08 PM Concerned about long-term structural issues such as the educational system, the tax code, and partisan politics, business le… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/harvard-survey-us-competitiveness-crossroads/

What's So Great About STEM if a Kid Can't Write?

I recently read an alarming article in The Atlantic. Titled, "The Writing Revolution," it detailed a surprising trend among some young American students: They barely know how to write.
I recently read an alarming article in The Atlantic. Titled, "The Writing Revolution," it detailed a surprising trend among some young American students: They barely know how to w… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/whats-so-great-about-stem-if-kid-cant-write/

The Global View: A Factory Tour Is Not Enough to Get Students Excited About Manufacturing

When I speak with manufacturing leaders, I sometimes ask them whether they want their own children to pursue a manufacturing career. This often leads to a discussion of how to help students become interested in a career related to manufacturing. The concl…
When I speak with manufacturing leaders, I sometimes ask them whether they want their own children to pursue a manufacturing career. This often leads to a discussion of how to hel… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-factory-tour-not-enough-get-students-excited-abo/

First Annual Manufacturing Day Hailed a Success

Columbus has a day. So do grandparents and groundhogs. It’s high time manufacturing had its day.
Columbus has a day. So do grandparents and groundhogs. It’s high time manufacturing had its day. In the United States, Friday, October 5 was Manufacturing Day, the first … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/first-annual-manufacturing-day-hailed-success/

The Presidential Debate: Will Manufacturing Be Front and Center?

This Wednesday evening, the first of three presidential debates will take place. When the two candidates, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, face each other in Denver, expectations will be high. Spectators will be watching to see how the tw…
This Wednesday evening, the first of three presidential debates will take place. When the two candidates, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, face each other in Denv… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/presidential-debate-will-manufacturing-be-front-and-center/

Catch 22: Is the Skills Shortage Undermining Certification Programs?

The US federal government and organizations such as the ISA and the Manufacturing Institute have been pushing hard for manufacturers to embrace skills competency models and certification programs as a way to, among other things, guide new workers into ski…
The US federal government and organizations such as the ISA and the Manufacturing Institute have been pushing hard for manufacturers to embrace skills competency models and certif… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/catch-22-skills-shortage-undermining-certification-programs/

Sir James Dyson, Nalco Co., and Chirch Global Manufacturing Win Top ML100 Awards

PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized last night with top honors in the eighth annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 …
PALM BEACH, FL -- Three manufacturing leaders who distinguished themselves by forging innovative new business models and advocating forcefully for their industry were recognized l… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/sir-james-dyson-nalco-co-and-chirch-global-manufacturing-win/

The Global View: The Changing Chinese Worker

Have the expectations and attitudes of the average worker in China changed during the past 10 years? This question was asked of a panel on which I spoke recently at UCLA’s Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference. It is an interesting and fundament…
Have the expectations and attitudes of the average worker in China changed during the past 10 years? This question was asked of a panel on which I spoke recently at UCLA’s W… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-changing-chinese-worker/

Skills Development: Are Manufacturers Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

With unemployment rates remaining stubbornly high, many executives at manufacturing and engineering firms in the UK say they would prefer to hire older, experienced workers rather invest in the training and supervision that would be required to bring in r…
With unemployment rates remaining stubbornly high, many executives at manufacturing and engineering firms in the UK say they would prefer to hire older, experienced workers rather… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/skills-development-are-manufacturers-shooting-themselves-foo/

Will Inshoring Create More Manufacturing Jobs in 2012?

“Asia has stolen our manufacturing jobs!” Sound familiar? It’s the kind of lingering lament you still hear at some Western manufacturing events - from Milan to Michigan, from Maine to Manchester.
“Asia has stolen our manufacturing jobs!” Sound familiar? It’s the kind of lingering lament you still hear at some Western manufacturing events - from Milan to M… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-inshoring-create-more-manufacturing-jobs-2012/

U.S. Manufacturing: ‘At a Moment of Truth’

Would you call it a perfect storm or a perfect opportunity? Looking at U.S. manufacturing over the last decade, factors such as declining output, less capital investment in new and old plants, and difficulty in finding skilled workers contribute to the v…
Would you call it a perfect storm or a perfect opportunity? Looking at U.S. manufacturing over the last decade, factors such as declining output, less capital investment in new an… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-moment-truth/

Finding Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Leaders

As an educator at Farmingdale State College in New York, I am always looking to prepare my students for careers in industry. Not long ago, I had the opportunity to do so by bringing into my classes a real world tool, widely used in industry: Infor’s Visua…
As an educator at Farmingdale State College in New York, I am always looking to prepare my students for careers in industry. Not long ago, I had the opportunity to do so by bringi… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/finding-tomorrows-manufacturing-leaders/

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