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Let’s Not Forget Technicians in STEM

Let’s Not Forget Technicians in STEM

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Bob Clark, Assistant Professor, HVACR, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois The demand for skilled workforce jobs is growing at a fast pace as workers are being displaced by technology and retirements loom on the horizon. Technicians are in high demand in every industry, yet education does little to influence and educate youth about those exciting, high-demand careers. As our economy develops in terms Read more […]

Upgrading Your Workforce with Loyalty and Performance

Upgrading Your Workforce with Loyalty and Performance

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Tyran Terrell Jr., Business Development, Training Services, Siemens We often hear things like, “Our employees are our most important asset.” If that’s what your company believes, ask yourself what you have done lately to keep your most important asset performing at its best. As manufacturing technologies evolve and improve, their implementation often results in greater productivity. For example, a Read more […]

Workforce Bill Targets Society, Industry, Economy

Workforce Bill Targets Society, Industry, Economy

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) In February, H.R. 4583, an act to promote a twenty-first-century energy and manufacturing workforce, passed the House with overwhelming support. This jobs bill, which I sponsored, directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to prioritize training underrepresented groups such as minorities, women, veterans, and unemployed energy workers for energy and manufacturing-related jobs in Read more […]

Apprenticeship Booms in Electroindustry

Apprenticeship Booms in Electroindustry

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Chrissy L. Skudera, Director, Curriculum Writing, Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Apprenticeship began thousands of years ago in ancient Mesopotamia. The Babylonian code of law, the Code of Hammurabi, required that an artisan treat his apprentice like a son. Apprenticeship also played an essential role in the construction and the arts of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Although these examples do Read more […]

Workforce Development Gets Green Light

Workforce Development Gets Green Light

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA The NEMA Board of Governors approved a strategic initiative to address a growing gap in available, qualified workers in the electrical manufacturing sector. While this review will not be a comprehensive, one-size-fits-all approach, it will identify efficient, targeted ways in which NEMA can increase the availability of qualified candidates for employment Read more […]