Business and civic leaders, educators and policymakers of all backgrounds share concerns over the relentless erosion of America’s middle class and growing polarization of incomes. Most decry the loss of middle-class jobs and fear the corrosive effects such trends might wreak on the nation if left unchecked. At the heart of the issue is an…Details
April 22, 2015 – Josh Medore – The Business Journal SALEM, Ohio — Like the rest of the Mahoning Valley, industry played a key role in the development of Salem. It began with the railroads on the east side of the city, tucked just inside city limits. Being equidistant from Cleveland and Pittsburgh, Salem leaders…Details
Citrus College supported the production of “Success in the New Economy” to help a broader audience begin to understand preparation today for tomorrow’s labor market realities. The end result is a compelling case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and to consider technical skill…Details
Welding and Fabrication is a new program at MCCTC this year. Watch the program video to learn more about this exciting course and what careers this program will prepare you for.
For American industry, finding employees who have all the requisite skills is a big challenge, and hiring people who don’t stack up can cost businesses a great deal of money. Special correspondent John Tulenko from Learning Matters reports on a certification test that aims to boost U.S. students’ workforce readiness.
WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. (WKBN) – Getting a jump on a career path was the idea behind a high school career fair in West Middlesex on Wednesday. Approximately 1,100 sophomores from Mercer County high schools were invited to learn skills they will need in the working world. They got a chance to interact with professionals from two dozen companies about…Details
By Dan O’Brien | March 10, 2015 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The industrial economy is in expansion mode. Even the smallest manufacturers in the Mahoning Valley are determined to maintain their competitive edges by acquiring new equipment and recruiting some of the best in the workforce to help their businesses grow. “2015 will certainly be our best…Details
Machine and Tool Technology About the Program: A student in the Machine Technology program will be introduced to the skills used in the precision metalworking industry. Students will be instructed on how to develop a process plan; how to produce and/or repair parts; how parts fit and work together; how to use a variety of…Details
Feb. 06–YOUNGSTOWN — Michael Garvey, CEO of Youngstown-based manufacturing company M-7 Technologies, was appointed to the visiting committee on advanced technology for a three-year term for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. “It is a huge honor to be selected to serve on such a prestigious board with such accomplished individuals helping to guide…Details
Quaker City Castings, located in Salem, Ohio, is a no-bake sand foundry that produces a wide variety of iron castings and steel castings for various industrial applications. We also produce centrifugally cast engine components including diesel engine piston rings and cylinder liners. We are a family-owned business that began in 1932. Our president is a metallurgist…Details