New careers in coding | Waupaca County Post
The need for people in careers with skills in Information Technology (IT) including computer support specialist, help desk support specialist, network specialist, network systems administration, software developer and web development and design specialist, is growing. That demand extends to the manufacturing sector including iron casting and component suppliers.
Teens build boat and learn about skilled trades
Two nonprofits teach Milwaukee teens craftsmanship skills to address the decline in skilled trade workers. The B2L board decided to start with a construction-based project because that is where demands are the highest. However, the program also will provide students with a strong foundation for manufacturing jobs, said Danny Goldberg, B2L board executive. In the aftermath of the financial crisis and housing collapse, the construction industry saw a dip in employment. As the economy recovered, companies such as C.G. Schmidt struggled to find experienced workers.
Skilled Workers Are Scarce in Tight Labor Market - WSJ
Small U.S. manufacturers say skilled workers are scarce, forcing them to spend more to find and train specialized employees, as unemployment hovers near a nine-year low. Nearly two-thirds of small businesses are spending more time training workers than they were a year ago, according to a survey by The Wall Street Journal and Vistage International, a San Diego executive-advisory group. That could give more Americans access to skilled manufacturing jobs as companies invest the time and resources to bring in less-experienced workers.
Jobs at Auto Parts Manufacturers Have Increased 19 Percent
DURHAM, NC—Manufacturing jobs at automotive suppliers have risen nearly 19 percent in the United States since 2012, according to a study released today by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). More than 871,000 Americans are directly employed by the automotive parts manufacturing industry. This number, which is up from 734,000 in 2012, represents 2.9 percent of total U.S. jobs and 2.4 percent of U.S. gross domestic product.
Student spotlight: Dec. 26
When I started college, I developed a deeper love for math and science, which is an encouragement to continue on my degree path. As a chemical engineer, I will use my science background to problem-solve and think on my feet in a production or design setting. I do not know the options I will have as an engineer, but right now, what I love most about my degree path is learning more about how the world works through chemistry and math.
UW-Plateville Foundry Endowment
Brian Lewis is the Executive Director of the Foundry Educational Foundation, an organization established in 1947 that strengthens the metalcasting industry by fostering partnerships between educational institutions and industry to ensure today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders.
Waupaca Foundry Graduates Fill Skills Gap
Seventeen Waupaca Foundry employees graduated from a pilot program designed to develop skills required for high demand electrical maintenance positions. The program was funded by a state of Wisconsin Fast Forward grant designed to train current employees at eleven Wisconsin businesses, one of which is Waupaca Foundry. The program was funded by $229,000 from state grants and a $330,000 match from participating employers.
NEW Manufacturing Alliance announces award winners
The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance will present six companies, four educators and three educational organizations with Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards during its annual awards dinner Oct. 21 at the KI Convention Center. In the manufacturing categories, Laminations/Great Northern Corp. will receive the Brighter Image Award and Cut G. Joa Inc. will receive the Educational Partnerships Award. Georgia-Pacific will receive the Leadership Award and Waupaca Foundry will receive the Innovation Award. The Vollrath Company's Paul Bartelt will receive the Visionary Award and Kohler Co. will receive the Youth Apprenticeship Award.