Manufacturers are joining forces with community leaders and educational institutions to provide hands-on opportunities to high school and college students in an attempt to close the gap, but robust apprenticeships are only solving part of the problem. Perhaps the root cause of the skills gap is an interest gap stemming from younger generations’ lack of interest in learning the techniques for manufacturing opportunities.
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Machine tool purchasing decisions should be a collaborative effort that focuses on the productivity goals and long-term vision of the company.
Advanced Machine & Engineering understands the difficulty to find skilled labor in today’s manufacturing. That is why we believe in training our own and offer a robust apprenticeship program to help shape the future of manufacturing.
Demand for new business equipment increased the overall industrial output by 1.1 percent, and industrial production activity indicates sustained growth across all manufacturing sectors.
With a new facility expansion, investments in new technology, and an admirable apprenticeship program, Advanced Machine & Engineering is setting up the future of manufacturing in the Rockford area for success.