Monthly Archives: December 2013

It’s Not Luck, I’m Not Lucky

“I hate that word—“lucky.” It cheapens a lot of hard work. Living in Brooklyn in an apartment without any heat and paying for dinner at the bodega with dimes—I don’t think I felt myself lucky back then. Doing plays for … Continue reading

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Career Advice- Are We Answering the Right Questions?

It isn’t a choice between college or no college. It is a question of why not get a skill and earn while you learn instead of gambling on years of debt for a degree that may not qualify you for a job in today’s economy. Continue reading

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Best of Times- Worst of Times

While unemployment rose in the broad economy according to the Department of Labor’s latest report, the outlook for employment in precision machining is positive with 99% of respondents reporting outlook for employment will remain the same or improve over the next three months. Continue reading

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Latest PMPA Business Trends Report- Great Outlook For Employment

Typically our members are interested in our Sales  Index. In November 2013, they are all talking about the employment outlook for jobs in Precision Machining. Biggest surprise- 99% of responding companies expect employment in their shops to remain the same … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Students Explore Precision Manufacturing

On November 4, PYC students learned what manufacturing looks like today, what career opportunities are available in the industry and how to get the training needed to enter the field.
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New Skills Certification ToolKit for Manufacturers

The Manufacturing Institute has developed a one-stop, how-to guide on developing and recruiting a skilled workforce. Continue reading

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Precision Machining Career Infographic

Even though most theory of constraints and lean activities are not aimed at adding people, when shops get to their maximum capacity, adding skilled and talented people becomes the next constraint. What can be done to start directing our young people toward manufacturing earlier in their education? Continue reading

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