Manufacturing is very much alive and kicking! Max S. Hayes High School students found that out on Friday, October 2nd, when they attended the local Rockwell Automation National Manufacturing Day event in Twinsburg, Ohio.
October is Manufacturing Month in the State of Ohio. This is a month-long celebration of the manufacturing industry, its importance to our state economy, and the men and women working in our state’s manufacturing sector.
The Generation Y Challenge
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that by 2020, there will be a shortfall of 10 million qualified workers in manufacturing-related industries. With a significant portion of the workforce facing retirement, jobs will need to be filled by younger workers; however, a lack of interest in manufacturing among American youth threatens the growth of industry.
Every company leader has questions about how to develop and improve their workforce, but many aren’t sure what those questions are. Northeast Ohio manufacturers face a common yet multifaceted problem of hiring and retaining quality talent for the long-term.
Last week, on June 18 and 19, I attended the R3D@ Tri-C-Regional 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Conference held at Tri-C's Advanced Technology Training Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The event, which was put on in partnership with MAGNET, attracted a diverse crowd made up of manufacturers, and area university and economic development leaders. The keynote address, given by Tim Caffrey of Wohlers Associates, laid out the dynamics within this evolving and fast growing industry.
The WIRE-Net 2014 Annual Report was handed out to attendees at Tuesday’s annual meeting. This year’s report celebrates how WIRE-Net Supports, Connects, and Partners to strengthen manufacturing and create healthy communities that fuel economic growth in Northeast Ohio.
Since 1990, the WIRE-Net Mission Builder Award has recognized regional companies who demonstrate, through their work, their commitment to Cleveland and WIRE-Net's efforts to strengthen manufacturing in Northeast Ohio.
Topics: Manufacturing Events, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Towards Employment, Hose Master, PPG Industries, Diamond Metals, Manufacturing Growth, Mission Builder Award, Annual Meeting, Workforce
In just two days, over 320 individuals—including WIRE-Net’s Board of Directors, area manufacturers, government officials, and community leaders—will gather together for WIRE-Net’s Annual Meeting