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Report: Manufacturing skills gap could hit 2 million jobs by 2025
Industrial Distribution
A new report estimates that a majority of needed manufacturing jobs could go unfilled over the next decade without better cooperation by industry, government and higher education. Electronic components distributor Newark element14 issued a report on the manufacturing sector's "skills gap" to mark National Manufacturing Day.
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Robotic Welding Competition
Nov. 9-12, 2015
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

Contestants have the chance to prove their robotic welding prowess in a two-part competition which includes a hands-on practical test and a written examination. Both portions are timed, with the practical exam requiring a thorough knowledge of the art of robot programming, safety, and weld inspection. The practical portion will be judged based on speed, accuracy, and quality of the completed weld.

For the first time this year, contestants will also be divided into two separate classes: amateur and professional. The amateur class will include students or potential students in the robotic arc welding field, while the professional class is reserved for people already employed in a robotic welding field.

Prizes for the two classes are as follows:

Professionals Amateur
  • 1st Place: $1,200
  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $700
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $350
  • 3rd Place: $100

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    So You're the New Welding Engineer
    Nov. 11-12, 2015
    McCormick Place
    Chicago, IL

    How to get "up to speed" quickly, ask the right questions, and get the results needed to save money and stay out of trouble! Two-Day Conference for Managers/Engineers/Designers, and others with welding responsibility but limited exposure/background in welding. The session is based on arc welding applications but the principles have universal applicability. Presentations and discussion are based on the "Application Analysis Worksheet," which was developed to teach a senior college course to engineers about to enter industry, with the objective of helping them develop a path to understand and deal with the challenges they were about to face.

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    Certified Welding Inspector Pre-Seminar Provides Head Start
    AWS has announced a new pilot program designed for those planning to the take the Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) Exam. Sign up for the online CWI Pre-Seminar when registering for the live seminar and exam and AWS will send test takers all of the CWI exam study materials before the test date at no extra charge.
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    Lansing, Michigan, group seeks to dispel myths about manufacturing jobs
    Lansing State Journal
    The Capital Area Manufacturing Council wants to dispel stereotypes. It also wants young people to see a future for themselves working in Michigan’s largest industry. On Oct. 2, 41 teachers, counselors and students from the Ingham ISD service area participated in National Manufacturing Day by touring Lansing, Michigan-area manufacturing facilities in an event sponsored by the manufacturing council. The event was the culmination to National Manufacturing Week Sept. 28- Oct. 2.
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    Sparta, Wisconsin, welding students get an education and a trade skill
    La Crosse Tribune
    When Sparta High School senior Kyle Kast graduates this spring, he’ll have more than just a diploma to hang on his wall. A member of the school’s new welding program, he also will have a certificate from Western Technical College, along with the training and skills necessary to begin pursuing a career. Kast said he knew early he wanted to be a welder, and the ability to start work right out of high school was important because it gives him a head start compared to other students.
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    Cheboygan, Michigan, high school senior wins national welding competition
    Cheboygan Daily Tribune
    When an industrial grade MIG welder was delivered by FedEx to Cheboygan Area High School, CAHS, senior Garrett Lindgren’s house, he wasn’t aware he had received a national award for his welding skills. Lindgren, already a first-place winner of the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society student project competition in his division and age group, had received the welder as part of his award for winning the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Division I National Gold award for his construction of an auto rotisserie.
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    Arlington (Nebraska) High School receives donated equipment for new welding lab
    Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise
    It's a rapidly growing industry and now Arlington (Nebraska) High School students have a chance to learn the basics of welding. In conjunction with Metropolitan Community College, Drake-Williams Steel, Airgas, Lincoln Electric and the American Welding Society donated $8,000 worth of equipment, including two welders, welding benches and cooling tubs to complete the new AHS welding lab.
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    Girls shine in Youngstown, Ohio welding, machining, collision programs
    The Vindicator
    Auto collision repair, welding and precision machining: They’re not just for male students at Choffin Career and Technical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, anymore. "I have four [juniors who are girls] in my program, and they are buzz saws out there," said Bob Morrell, Choffin’s instructor in precision machining.
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    UAW deal to slow, not reverse manufacturing wage slump
    Detroit Free Press
    The new agreement between the UAW and Fiat Chrysler will bring new and older workers to parity over eight years, but it won't necessarily end a more than decade-long decline in U.S. manufacturing wages, according to labor economists and other researchers. "The strength of the dollar and competition from Mexico will continue the slowdown in manufacturing wages," said Sean McAlinden, chief economist at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor.
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      CRC-Evans M-300-C Computerized Welding Machine

    The M-300-C mechanized welding system is ideally suited for the FCAW process for all pipeline Tie-In and Mainline applications. The single torch M-300-C offers consistent welding parameter and quality control, providing consistency for today’s high strength materials. The programmable M-300-C offers quality, productivity, and repeatability in a welder friendly package.

    Welding practicum: Hands-on learning for Temple (Texas) High School students
    Temple Daily Telegraph
    Through career and technical education programs, schools across the state are helping reverse the graying of the trades — a term used by Temple High School’s primary manufacturing teacher, Robert Steglich. For the first time this year, Temple High School’s Career and Technical Education program has senior students shadowing professionals in a manufacturing facility.
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    New York state's Jackson Welding & Gas acquires Delo Welding
    Industrial Distribution
    Jackson Welding & Gas Products has announced that it has acquired the assets of Delo Welding & Industrial Supply Corp., a second generation, family-owned business out of Syracuse, New York, for more than 76 years. The combination of Jackson and Delo further strengthens Jackson’s position as a leading compressed gas and welding supply distributor in upstate New York.
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    New welding center opens at Edmonton, Alberta, pipe trades college
    Edmonton Journal
    Sparks flew intentionally recently at a new training facility in Edmonton, Alberta, for apprentice welders. The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 488 marked the grand opening of its 10,500-square-foot welding center at 16120 118th Ave. The center is part of the Alberta Pipe Trades College, opened by the union in 2009 to train welders, plumbers, gasfitters, pipefitters, steamfitters and workers in related trades.
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    Program gives Hastings, Nebraska, students path to manufacturing careers
    The Associated Press via Omaha World-Herald
    Bob Wilson is envious of the opportunities available to today’s high school students. "When I went through school you just took a whole bunch of classes and it was kind of up to you to figure out how you were going to use them to get a job or what you were going to do with them once you got out of high school," he said. Wilson, who graduated in 1975 from Harvard High School in Harvard, Nebraska, is among a group of local manufacturers who have partnered to make it possible for students at Hastings Public Schools to get early exposure and experience with potential career opportunities.
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    Selling manufacturing jobs starts with a tour
    The Buffalo News
    Steve Davis knows it isn’t easy to find factory workers. "We’ve been at career fairs where the students are interested and the parents are dragging them away by their collars," said Davis, the president of Buffalo, New York, contract manufacturer Tapecon. And far too often, when manufacturers do hire, it doesn’t work out.
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    Certified Welding Inspector Pre-Seminar Provides Head Start (AWS)

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