'Bridging the Skills Gap' Event

Sixty manufacturers and educators turned out at Calhoun Community College in Tanner, Al., on September 15 to participate in the “Bridging the Skills Gap” event, part of the nationwide series of educational seminars being conducted by Sandvik Coromant.

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Sixty manufacturers and educators turned out at Calhoun Community College in Tanner, Al., on September 15 to participate in the “Bridging the Skills Gap” event, part of the nationwide series of educational seminars being conducted by Sandvik Coromant. The seminar focused on the existing shortage of skilled manufacturing workers, as well as the increasing need for highly skilled workers projected in the coming decade. With NIMS as a partner, Sandvik Coromant discussed the challenges in the metalcutting industry and what metalworking professionals can do to improve their skills and gain certification based on NIMS standards.

Kicking off the event, John Pusatera, training specialist at Sandvik Coromant US, presented “The Development of the Metalcutting Industry.” The presentation looked into the current position of U.S. manufacturing and the misconceptions that have plagued the industry in recent years.