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MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network has partnered with Cuyahoga Community College in the design and delivery of fast track training programs that include a paid internship at local companies that are ready to hire. Cleveland manufacturers like Auto Diesel Piston Ring, Curtiss Wright, Kennametal, SSP Fittings, Soundwich, and Jergens have committed to providing these internships as a first step for job seekers to get the experience that companies are looking for. The training programs provide job seekers with the skills needed to start on a middle skill career path in advanced manufacturing.
The old manufacturing jobs in Northeast Ohio are disappearing. They are being replaced by career positions in advanced manufacturing. Companies are looking for individuals with specific skills related to designing and making the high quality, specialized products needed in a wide variety of industries from aerospace to automotive to advanced systems.
Individuals with experience are in high demand. However, many potential applicants are overlooked because they don’t have the required experience. The fast track training programs offer the ability to gain experience quickly!
In an interview about his training experience, a recent graduate of the welding fast track training program commented that he was looking for a program that would give him industry certifications and a chance at a job that had a future. He found that opportunity through the program at Tri-C earlier this year. Individuals with experience in banking, accounting, and food service are choosing these programs as a path to better opportunities and a chance at a job with a future. Consider joining them and the over 50 individuals who have participated in the last year in programs that prepare for advanced manufacturing careers.
HEADLINE The survey definitively shows that product innovation leads to more growth, while “grow your own workforce” strategies will be needed to fill the major labor shortages hampering small manufacturer growth. Emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, and digital manufacturing are beginning to enhance innovation and productivity, but still have significant room for adoption amongst Ohio’s small manufacturing businesses. ABOUT THE SURVEY Under the direction of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Ohio MEP), MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network conducted a thorough survey of Ohio’s manufacturing base. Contributing approximately 20% of Ohio’s jobs (and driving in some regions up to 50% of Ohio’s economy), and generating a disproportionate amount of export revenues and Gross Regional Product, manufacturing is critical to Ohio. Greater than 95% of Ohio’s manufacturers are small (under 500 employees), and these manufacturers need to remain competitive both nationally and internationally to ensure our economy’s health. Ohio’s Development Services Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which runs the MEP, recognizes the importance of this sector and fuels MAGNET and the Ohio MEP program to directly serve and support innovation, efficiency, and growth in small and medium manufacturers. What manufacturers need
How Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Can Help Keep Our Engineers Safe and Our Manufacturing Strong Recall how difficult it was to put together complex LEGO creations when you were a child or helping a child. Now, picture assembling a fighter plane from a room full of parts. Even highly trained engineers can benefit from technology to help improve consistency and quality. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are making near-perfect assembly a possibility in the manufacturing space. By wearing AR glasses that use cameras, depth sensors and motion sensors to overlay images onto the real working environment, engineers and factory workers can visualize the exact bolts, parts, part numbers and instructions on how to assemble a particular component correctly. Lockheed Martin began using AR goggles and improved F-35 assembly time by 30 percent, in addition to increasing accuracy to 96 percent. In order to remain competitive, businesses should consider the ways VR and AR can improve efficiency and supply chain productivity. According to a recent BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research report, AR platforms can provide companies up to 25 percent in cost savings on installation of equipment. Here are four ways VR/AR is disrupting the mid-market manufacturing space:
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