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US manufacturing: What does the future hold?
BBC News
While the long decline of Detroit’s car manufacturing base has been well-documented, recently something strange has been happening in a place that was once called the "Paris of the Midwest." The Big Three car manufacturers — Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler — which have long called this area home, have recently stopped shrinking — and have even begun growing. Along with them, smaller manufacturers, from watchmakers to pickle companies, have sprung up.
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2nd Welding Education, Skills, and Certifications Conference and Seminar
July 13-16, 2015
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN

This year’s conference is structured to provide an integrated and comprehensive overview on AWS standards, services, and best practices for welding career pathway education and credentialing. It is especially valuable for education & training institutions who are developing workforce supplier and testing services with industry, and their industrial partners. The American Welding Society and leaders from top training institutions, welding technology suppliers, and industry will help you gain new insights, share best practices, exchange ideas, and solve problems specific to your technical program and your local needs. This year’s conference will also feature a workshop to promote articulation along welding pathways, and new opportunities for apprentice programs for modern metal manufacturing.

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High Temp Metals Conference
Aug 18-19, 2015
Moraine Valley Community College
Chicago, IL

Materials used in high temperature application are becoming more complex to achieve the creep strength and corrosion resistance. A range of low alloy, high strength, and austenitic materials are required depending on the application. What choices does the engineer have once the weldability window for high-temperature steels is cut in half? Come and learn from the experts how to manage weldability of P91 steel, dissimilar metal welding, postweld heat treating, selection of weld consumables, the types of weld cracking, and more.

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Boeing, AGCO to develop coursework addressing skills gap
Four community colleges and six businesses will begin working later this month on course material to help alleviate the skills gap in high-demand industries. The College Employer Collaborative, announced June 11 by nonprofit group Jobs for the Future and digital learning company CorpU, will enable employers to develop new content utilizing CorpU's social learning platform.
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Southern Ohio's federally recognized aerospace industry brings new dollars
Dayton Daily News
Cincinnati State is evaluating locations to open its second welding laboratory and plans to open a "working warehouse" to act as a training center for its expanded logistics programming, said grant administration director Lawra Baumann. Sinclair Community College in Dayton is developing new programs and credentials for the advanced manufacturing industry, said spokesman Adam Murka. "It would let companies build their workforce more efficiently," he said.
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Manufacturing, mining drag US industrial production
U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May, likely as a strong dollar and energy spending cuts continued to weigh on manufacturing and mining output, bucking signs of an acceleration in the broader economy. Industrial output fell 0.2 percent after a revised 0.5 percent drop in April, the Federal Reserve said June 15.
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Georgia college to hold welding open house in Franklin
LaGrange Daily News
West Georgia Technical College will hold an open house to showcase the welding program at the Franklin instructional site on June 23 and 25. The open house will serve to showcase the state-of-the-art welding lab, said WGTC officials, as well as publicize the welding program offered at the Franklin site and to welcome potential students. Prospective students will be able to take the entrance exam on site and the first seven people to apply each day of the open house will have their application fee waived.
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Can Germany provide lessons for bolstering US manufacturing?
Automation World
David Greenfield writes, "It’s April and that means I must be at Hannover Fair in Germany — and I am. My nearly annual sojourn at this massive industrial trade fair always highlights for me the cultural, governmental and economic differences between Germany and the U.S. when it comes to manufacturing. Make no mistake, I am not kicking the U.S. manufacturing market, but few would argue that we, as a country, have consistently acted in the industry’s best interests over the last several decades."
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Flooded with calls, Milwaukee college adds more extensive welding program
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Shortly after it was flooded with calls asking about free welding classes, Milwaukee Area Technical College says it's offering a more extensive program this fall — but it's not free. On June 9, college officials said they're offering the one-year diploma in welding at the Mequon campus for the first time. The classes also will be offered at the West Allis and Oak Creek campuses. Last month, the college was inundated with calls after it announced a free, two-month welding program that began May 26. Tuition and fees were covered under a Department of Labor grant for the program that, generally, was aimed at unemployed adults.
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Greenville, South Carolina-area female welder enters national competition
Greenville Online
Women make up less than 5 percent of the welding workforce in this country, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, but Rodian Manjarres isn’t afraid to forge an atypical career path. She’s sending sparks flying in the process. The student at J. Harley Bonds Career Center in Greer, South Carolina, won a statewide competition to represent South Carolina at the National SkillsUSA Championships June 22-26 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Pittsburgh tech college introduces welding program to meet employers' demands
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nick Hoovler came a long way to become one of the first students in the welding program that started March 30 at Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh. The Mercer County resident from Fredonia feels right at home. “I love it here. The president of the school knows students by their first name, and the instructors are phenomenal,” he said. Hoovler hopes to take the skills he is learning in the welding program and open his own shop in metal fabricating, specializing in hot rod design.
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Western offers welding skills institute
La Crosse Tribune
Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is offering a welding skills institute as part of the manufacturing career pathway options available at the college. The institute is a 12-week intensive program, which provides basic skills in Gas Metal Arc welding, blueprint reading, and math. Four credits are transferable into the welding technical diploma program.
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