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Posted by Catherine Feeney

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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Service members planning to transition back to civilian life can now benefit from a creative program kicked off by President Obama in 2012 and now embedded in the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.  Under this initiative, all the services are now required to provide active duty service members with an opportunity to secure a…[ 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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As students start to file into the classroom full of chatter, laughter, and energy you call attention to the front of the room to begin class.  As they begin to settle and all eyes are on you, take a minute and reflect…do you know your students’ stories? A student’s story can range from personal to…[ Read More → ]

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Is it time to reskill or up-skill the American adult workforce?  An October 2013, report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) finds a large population of adults in the United States with low skills (Time for the US to Reskill?).  In response, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and…[ Read More → ]

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