American Welding Society Credentials

The American Welding Society (AWS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the science, technology, and application of welding. They have a variety of activities and initiatives, but they are perhaps best known for their certification procedures, which provide industry standards for welding. AWS has a variety of certifications including: -Welder -Welding Fabricator -Robotic Arc…

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National Institute of Standards and Technology Announces Grants To Explore Issues Hampering Advanced Manufacturing

Last week NIST announced $4 million in grants to help develop research plans that address the biggest challenges currently inhibiting growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States. The grants will range from $250,000 to $500,000. NIST says that nonprofit U.S. organizations, in addition to higher education institutions, are eligible to apply for the program,…

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Training Provider of the Month: Columbiana County Career and Technical Center (CCCTC)

CCCTC is mindful of the various opportunities in manufacturing, which is why they offer two manufacturing-related programs for adults and High School students: AWS Sense Welding program and the Machine Trades Program. Students are trained by instructors who have work experience and credentials in manufacturing. Not only are students trained by professionals, they are being…

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EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Mfg Workshops Available throughout Oh-Penn Region

To inform the public about manufacturing careers available in the Oh-Penn region (Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania), Introduction to Manufacturing Workshops are presented by the Career Coaches in each Ohio county and Manufacturing Careers NOW! workshops are presented by the Career Coaches in Pennsylvania. The workshops…

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Highlights from the Talent Planning Workshops

Last month, MAGNET sponsored a workshop geared towards educating manufacturers in talent planning, a systematic way to target positions needed for growth. This workshop helped put things in perspective when it comes to writing job orders – how to determine the skills and characteristics needed for positions, both current and future. The workshop demonstrated how…

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