Industry

MSSC is most pleased to have had so many of you register to attend our June 16-17th Executive Briefing at Ivy Tech Community College on: Industry Certifications: Closing Manufacturing Skills Gap in Great Lakes Region As you know, the event is hosted by President, Tom Snyder, of Ivy Tech Community College in collaboration with SME (Society…[ Read More → ]

I recently attended The John White, Jr. Forum on Public Policy, Regional Manufacturing Hubs: A Path to Innovation hosted by The Brookings Institute.  It was a half day conference that focused on the impact of regional manufacturing hubs and other policy initiatives directed at growing the industrial economic base in the United States. Many topics…[ Read More → ]

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Why aren’t more women seeking careers in manufacturing? According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, even though women make up about 50% of the U.S. workforce, they only constitute about 24% of the manufacturing workforce.  Why is there such a disparity? A quick internet search yields many theories (See here and here). The…[ Read More → ]

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