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Weld-Ed Rolls Out Mobile Welder Training Center

Posted by Weld-Ed on Dec 11, 2015 3:15:43 PM

Manufacturers benefit from on-site, on-demand workforce development training

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), in partnership with Lorain County Community College, has rolled out its "Mobile Welder Training Center," a 48-foot self-contained trailer equipped with eight state-of-the-art welding stations that will offer on-site customized training to manufacturers, fabricating operations, and metalworking companies throughout northern Ohio.

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Topics: Workforce Development, Weld-Ed, Lorain County Community College, Welder Training

10 is the New 9

Posted by Vic Ing on Sep 2, 2015 2:13:56 PM

When is the last time you raised entry level pay rates? Don’t guess. Look it up. If you haven’t adjusted pay rates in the last three years, chances are you are not keeping up with your competition. As a result, you are most likely experiencing excessive turnover which in turn has lead to increased training costs, habitual hiring demands and possibly even quality issues for your customers.

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Topics: Workforce Development, Hiring Trends, Alliance Solutions Group

Students Take It To The New Max! at Summer Camp

Posted by Gilbert Ruiz on Jul 23, 2015 3:05:00 PM

There is no doubt that the start of high school can be intimidating. For 50 incoming Cleveland area high school freshmen this obstacle was made a lot less frightening with the help of WIRE-Net’s Take It To the Max! Summer Camp orientation.

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Workforce Development, Education, Cleveland, Max S. Hayes High School

Different Questions to Develop Your Workforce

Posted by Cody White on Jul 21, 2015 11:32:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Cleveland Manufacturing, MAGNET, Workforce Development, Manufacturing Growth, Staffing

Addressing the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Posted by WIRE-Net on Jun 10, 2015 11:59:43 AM

For years, manufacturers have reported a sizeable gap between the talent they need to keep growing their businesses and the talent they can actually find. Current data shows that over the next decade nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled, and that the skills gap will most likely result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled.

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Workforce Development, WIRE-Net, 2015 Skills Gap Report

How Manufacturers Are Adjusting to Just-in-Time Hiring

Posted by Vic Ing on Mar 20, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Manufacturers have started to manage talent the same way they manage raw materials or shipping. They want it when they want it, mimicking the just-in-time manufacturing principle that's based on meeting demand as it happens.

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Topics: Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Workforce Development, Alliance Industrial Solutions

WIRE-Net Training To Help Supervisors Optimize Overall Job Performance

Posted by Guest Blogger on Dec 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

ERC Supervisory Certificate Training I

On an unusually cold Tuesday morning, 24 front line production supervisors and foremen traveled to WIRE-Net to see what they could learn to be better supervisors.

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Topics: News, Manufacturing Events, Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing, Discounts, Cleveland Steel Tool Company, Team Wendy, Kitzel Inc., ERC Supervisory Training, Criterion Tool & Die, Oatey, Synergy Grinding, Die-Matic Corporation, The Pipe Line Development Company, North Coast Container Corporation, Adalet, Workforce Development, Drabik Manufacturing, Soundwich, Membership, AT&F, Unique Paving Material Corporation

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