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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Maintenance Matters: Cultivating Craftsmanship

Toolroom managers need to help repair technicians become skilled mold troubleshooters and craftsmen rather than tooling replacers and cleaners.

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Contingent Staffing for the Machining Job Shop

Hiring additional staff is an option to increase capacity, but if the fluctuation in demand is unpredictable and of short duration, you can quickly end up with excess capacity and a fixed expense that is too large for a lower level of business.

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Blazing Multiple Trails to Successful Recruitment and Training

Several mold manufacturing companies have shared how their workforce development strategies have evolved to meet the needs of today’s industry. Here, MSI Mold Builders describes its apprenticeship program, its collaboration with nearby schools and its approach to generating interest in the industry and then in MSI Mold Builders as a place to foster a career.