Featured Stories

Categories

The middle is on demand

Graham Immerman
November 09, 2017

There is a lack of employees with needed skills in Albany, NY. So much so that it even has a name - the "middle skills gap." As it turns out, the demand for manufacturing jobs is high.

"Middle skills manufacturing jobs don't require a college degree. But they do require the type of knowledge that many people don't carry around with them these days — like basic shop math and knowing how to read a blueprint to a grasp of mechanical and electrical principles."

Hudson Valley Communiy College is working with CEG to get people educated and trained quickly so they can fill these open positions. They can then go on and study further. The program, Manufacturing Technology Pathways, was based on a successful program in Massachusetts. 

Laying down the path to manufacturing jobsSource: http://www.timesunion.com

Something called the "middle skills gap" is holding back the Capital Region's manufacturing sector. And people with middle skills are hard to find these days. Middle skills manufacturing jobs don't require a college degree. But they do require the type of knowledge that many people don't carry around with them these days — like basic shop math and knowing how to read a blueprint to a grasp of mechanical and electrical principles. Lacking those skills, they're unable to fill these basic positions in the region's manufacturing sector — jobs like assemblers, machinists, electronics technicians and tool and die makers. Read More

Comments

Related posts

How Industry 4.0 can really help with safety
06Feb

How Industry 4.0 can really help with safety

Safety is a top priority of manufacturing companies, and for good reason! Industry 4.0 has a lot of benefits, but improving safety for employees is definitely one of them. Knowing if your machines are...

The current strength of manufacturing in the United States
30Jan

The current strength of manufacturing in the United States

The manufacturing index dropped in December 2018, but Forbes still argues that the industry is stronger than you think. They said, "Manufacturing activity keeps expanding, albeit at a slower pace. And...

Why veterans fit the manufacturing field so well
24Jan

Why veterans fit the manufacturing field so well

While many businesses are having trouble with the skills gap in manufacturing, some are finding that veterans have the right skill set. One business owner said the main relevant skills he finds in vet...

What to focus on for success in manufacturing
23Jan

What to focus on for success in manufacturing

With so many strategies taking over manufacturing, which are the most important? Manufacturing Global reported that Lisa Anderson of of LMA Consulting Group Inc. thinks there are a few key areas to fo...

Ways to motivate your manufacturing employees
21Jan

Ways to motivate your manufacturing employees

There are many ways to motivate your employees, but Industry Week says prizes are not the best choice. The skills gap is a concern for many companies right now, so attracting and retaining employees i...

When big data is too big
15Jan

When big data is too big

It's right there in the name - big data is big! Unfortunately, sometimes that can mean it becomes very difficult to sort through and find the actionable insights you need. Forbes said, "Fortunately, t...

Current technology trends in manufacturing services
02Jan

Current technology trends in manufacturing services

Technology is not just impacting production floors, it is impacting services in manufacturing as well! Manufacturing Global listed ta few standouts in this area. The first they mentioned is mobile app...

Retaining great employees
20Dec

Retaining great employees

With the current status of the skills market in manufacturing, it's important to retain your great employees! From millennials to those close to retiring age, it's a good idea to make sure your employ...

Manufacturing jobs increased in November
19Dec

Manufacturing jobs increased in November

The numbers are in and manufacturing jobs increased by 27,000 last month in the United States. That's a year-to-date increase of 288,000! Many of the jobs created were in durable goods. We still aren'...

Ten trends to watch next year
18Dec

Ten trends to watch next year

Manufacturing Global recently put together a list of ten manufacturing trends for 2019. It includes things like Investment / funding for SMEs, better diversity, and companies investing in the workforc...

banner1-1

Subscribe Email

banner2-2