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Finding America’s Greatest Champion

Letter From CHAMPION Now Founder Terry M. Iverson "As a business owner serving the manufacturing community, I believe there is nothing more important than the young people of this country. The manufacturing industry relies on the next generation of skilled workers, managers, and entrepreneurs to lead this country into a prosperous future. CHAMPION Now exists to change the image of manufac...

Too Many Jobs, Not Enough Skilled Employees

As manufacturing jobs change from menial, repetitive tasks to more STEM-based job functions the industry is struggling to keep up. According to a report from theNational Association of Manufacturers (NAM), in the first quarter of 2019, 25% of manufacturers reported having to turn down new business due to a lack of skilled employees. Indeed manufacturing has been slow to adapt. The industry as ...

What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?

Getting high school students interested in a career in manufacturing has been a challenge. Most students regard manufacturing work as dirty, dangerous, low-paying work. Making matters worse, only 35% of parents indicate they would encourage their son or daughter to consider a career in manufacturing. So who better to help get the message to students that today’s manufacturing jobs are exciting, ...

Student-run Manufacturing Is Open For Business

Lion Manufacturing recently filled their first order, manufacturing radar support brackets to be used by the United States Navy. What makes this story interesting is the fact that Lion Manufacturing is owned and operated by high school students. Lion Manufacturing, at Loogootee High School in Martin County is one of two manufacturing companies launched recently in southern Indiana. Together ...

Boeing Invests $11 Million In STEM Workforce Development

With nearly half a million job openings in manufacturing today, the industry continues to struggle to fill good, well paying jobs. With the manufacturing industries continued growth, things are not likely to improve without some radical change in the perception of STEM-related jobs. Manufacturers and manufacturing organizations across the country are mobilizing to address the skill gap by ...

Coming This Fall To CBS: The Science + Innovation Awards Honoring STEAM Students And Educators

In an effort to make manufacturing more appealing to a generation that is trending away from the growing industry, Manufacturing USA, America Makes, the United States Department of Defense and other announced the Science + Innovation Awards. The awards show will feature Hollywood celebrities and stars in the fields of science and manufacturing in an interactive mashup of pop culture, science and ...

Episode 228: A Skills Gap Solution for 2018 – NJ Career Technical Schools

Listen now - Co-Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady have been discussing the Skills Gap problem and exploring solutions. On this show, Judy Savage, Executive Director of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools shares how these high schools and adult education facilities prepare students for jobs when they graduate or a head start and focus on their college degree. They ...