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Blog: Manufacturing Insights

Tom McGraw

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CMSD and GCCC Partner Up to Launch Effective Student Program

Tuesday, 26 April, 2022

Manufacturing, Education & Workforce Professionals, Partners

Cuyahoga County experienced some exciting manufacturing workforce development efforts this past year. Perhaps the most exciting was the launch of the Planning and Career Exploration Program (PACE) in...
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WLS Stamping Culture Shift Improves Workforce Retention

Tuesday, 26 April, 2022

Operations, Leadership, Education & Workforce Professionals, Small Business

The hiring difficulties of the last few years have caused many manufacturers to reevaluate their operations and hiring processes, looking for any way to improve retention or gain an edge in this...
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A New Model for Partnership

Thursday, 31 March, 2022
Building an ACCESS to Manufacturing Careers program class requires organization, engagement and collaboration from all partner organizations, each one needing to connect with their participants and...
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Opening the Door to Reentry

Thursday, 31 March, 2022

Workforce, Education & Workforce Professionals

The Workforce Connect Manufacturing Sector Partnership formed in 2019. A group of regional manufacturing leaders convened and took on the tasks of helping set priorities for the intermediary team,...
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Goodbye & Thank You to a Workforce Giant

Wednesday, 23 February, 2022

Workforce, Leadership, Education & Workforce Professionals, Partners

Successful industry sector partnership work hinges on a strong relationship with the local workforce development. Together, you can execute successful initiatives, and maybe, if the chemistry is...
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E.C. Kitzel Invests in Employees, Cultivates Advancement

Friday, 18 February, 2022

Workforce, Education & Workforce Professionals

Commitment from employers to employees comes in many shapes and forms. In the current job market, in the midst of the “Great Resignation," many employers struggle with how to provide employees a path...
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Custom Rubber Lifts Starting Wages, Reaps Positive Results

Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Workforce, Growth, Education & Workforce Professionals, Small Business

Small and medium-sized manufacturers know that to attract talent they need to boost their entry level wage; but they simultaneously fear that additional labor costs will overwhelm productivity gains,...
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Partner Highlight: The Value of a Great Partner

Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Workforce, Certification, Education & Workforce Professionals

As manufacturers have faced labor shortages in recent years, many have looked to attract populations that had been historically underrepresented in manufacturing: women, minorities and people with...
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What is a Minimum Viable Product and How Do I Create One?

How a minimum viable product will launch your product-based startup.