PT ZONE: Next Generation

Titan Gilroy with student and instructor Titans of CNC Opens Machine Shop in San Quentin Prison
Led by Titan Gilroy, the effort is tied to Titans of CNC: Academy’s goals of presenting a free online CAD/CAM and CNC machining educational resource. More (+)
PT Article Aligning Education with Industry
Learn how the Rockford Public Schools turned its conventional high school curriculum on its head by aligning education with industry and creating an academy model of teaching. More (+)


Hobart Opens Welding Education Facility in Ohio
Modern Machine Shop

The Next Generation Welder Learning Facility will serve new welding students, welders seeking continuing education and certifications, and corporate training and testing.

Not Every Successful Career Starts with a College Degree
Modern Machine Shop

“It’s time to redefine the definition of success.” That was a key point made by CNC Software President Meghan West, who was the keynote speaker at University of South Florida College of Education’s luncheon in Tampa. She explained why specialized training in manufacturing skills may be better career preparation for smart students with a talent for making things.

Don't Tell Them, Show Them!
MoldMaking Technology

AMBA Chicago honors apprentices and learns that attracting the next generation requires added creativity and visual media that reflects the passion and potential of working in moldmaking.

Manufacturing News of Note: December 2016
Modern Machine Shop

The U.S. Department of Labor chooses NIMS to develop more apprenticeships, Siemens and Stratasys form a partnership to promote additive manufacturing, and other industry news.

Paul H. Gesswein and Co., Inc. promotes Greg Gesswein to President.
MoldMaking Technology

Greg Gesswein has been promoted to president of this 102 year old Bridgeport-based manufacturer and distributor.

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Next Generation


Manufacturing needs talented professionals! Plenty of careers are available for manufacturing engineers as well as trade professionals such as machinists and toolmakers. One of the challenges manufacturing employers face is that too few young people with aptitudes for science, mathematics and technology are discovering these fields. This page describes efforts to reach the next generation of manufacturing talent, and offers links to resources making the case for manufacturing careers.

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