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Published: 7/9/2019

CNC Software Hosts Mastercam Education Summit 2019
The second annual event catered to educators seeking to teach their students about CAD, CAM and engineering. 

Published: 7/4/2019

Arch Cutting Tools' Education Partnership Looking for "Purple Squirrel"
Arch Cutting Tools is looking for a “Purple Squirrel,” which they define as a young machinist with natural ability and an eye on the industry’s future.

Published: 7/3/2019

NTMA and PMA Applaud Federal Workforce Development Grants
The grants, together with the Labor Department’s plans to award an additional $100 million in grants to further promote apprenticeships, were applauded by the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Ass...

Published: 6/24/2019

Vocademy Maker Skills Academy Intended for Students Seeking College Alternative
The Academy states that this program is ideal for students seeking an alternative to college, a learning program to explore maker skills, an effective pre-engineering program before entering university and a set of job skills that will “make t...

Published: 5/13/2019

Clemco Employees Reap Benefits of Apprenticeship with Local College
The four Clemco employees in the Welder Apprenticeship Program range in age from 20 to 33, all having been with Clemco under five years.

Published: 4/4/2019

Startup Develops Software Aimed at Streamlining Apprenticeship Management
Formed while at the University of Vermont, ApprentiScope was developed by William Lippolis and Shawn Kotch, who worked in collaboration with Dr. Gerry Ghazi, who consults for the U.S. Department of Labor.

Published: 4/2/2019

Sandvik Coromant Salesperson Receives Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award
The Manufacturing Institute award recognizes women in manufacturing, a sector where they make up only 29 percent of the workforce. In machine shops, they make up less than 16 percent. The award is intended to advocate for greater diversity.

Published: 1/30/2019

Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Opens to Student Applicants
The Work Ethic Scholarship is aimed at those enrolled or planning to enroll in one of a series of trade education programs on the premise that personal responsibility and extreme work ethic are vital and neglected values in the United States. 

Published: 11/7/2018

America Makes Appoints Director of Education, Workforce
Josh Cramer served in multiple capacities with the SME Education Foundation before signing on with America Makes.

Published: 10/16/2018

NIMS Debuts Three New Initiatives
The first is an all-new online testing center, and the other two are pilot programs for credentials in Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Machine, Maintenance, Service and Repair (MMSR).

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