Training & Education

Wednesday | 11 March, 2015 | 10:57 am

Forging an education

Students receive metalforming lessons in the classroom

Monday | 14 April, 2014 | 1:50 pm

Metal In Memphis

Memphis, the “Volunteer State’s” largest city, may be known as the Home of the Blues, but it also is home to the Metal Museum.

Tuesday | 23 April, 2013 | 2:45 pm

Supporting STEM girls

A former metallurgist discusses the gender gap in STEM fields


Monday | 19 December, 2011 | 10:28 am

Preparing for the future

Awards for excellence in manufacturing education expand possibilities for winning schools

Monday | 21 March, 2011 | 3:27 am

Training tomorrow's workforce

The International Training Institute combats unemployment
Monday | 31 January, 2011 | 5:12 am

Repurposing refuse

An art school in New York City welds new life into forgotten relics
Friday | 15 October, 2010 | 6:30 am

Jobs for engineering students

The metals industry provides students with ample opportunities
Friday | 23 July, 2010 | 5:46 am

Employment dilemma

Alhough many Americans are unemployed, manufacturers are having trouble filling vacant positions

Friday | 05 March, 2010 | 3:32 am

An honest day's work

At the John Lopez Welding School, students learn the value of a strong work ethic

Friday | 05 February, 2010 | 9:37 am

In the know

The CCC Workforce Institute offers employee training

Monday | 25 January, 2010 | 2:09 am

Lesson plans

Hypertherm launches Web site to support plasma cutting curriculum

Friday | 13 November, 2009 | 9:26 am

In the pipeline

At Alaska Vocational Technical Center, pipe welding dreams become reality

Friday | 02 October, 2009 | 9:24 am

Zen and the art of welding

Harper College’s Intro to Welding for Women class nurtures the creative side of the torch

Thursday | 20 August, 2009 | 2:49 am

SWeEt dreams

At SWeETy camp, high school girls learn the advantages of welding and electronics careers

Thursday | 09 July, 2009 | 9:39 am

The right fit

The Tulsa Welding School builds a new generation of welders every three weeks

Thursday | 11 June, 2009 | 3:53 am

Apprentices impress

The National Apprentice Competition continues to bolster machining and toolmaking careers

Thursday | 28 May, 2009 | 3:34 am

Certified talent

NIMS now provides two national certifications for CNC machine operators

Monday | 20 April, 2009 | 2:49 am

New tools

Haywood Community College's advanced machining center hopes to advance the skills of area manufacturing workforces

Wednesday | 01 April, 2009 | 5:36 am

The new American dream

The National Association of Manufacturers' Dream It Do It campaign hopes to make manufacturing a go-to sector for high schoolers

Thursday | 05 March, 2009 | 3:47 am

Lighting the torch

Despite tough times for vocational education, one high school welding program stands out


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2016 End User Outlook

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