A Manufacturing Career Could Be the Answer

Challenges: Workforce, Watch

Choosing a new career path or education route can be intimidating, but a manufacturing career may just provide the perfect solution! Sarah Wierman shares her inspiring story and helpful insights into joining the manufacturing industry and how being

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What Is the Best Way to Fix the Skills Gap?

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We all know about the skills gap in manufacturing! In fact, it's almost become an overused buzzword... but that doesn't mean it has gone away. In fact, the skills gap is more prevalent now than ever! So, how do we fix it? There are a lot of ideas

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The High Cost of Higher Education

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Kurt Preisendanz is the Director of Training at the NTMA Training Centers in Southern California. Passionate about sharing the opportunities that machining has to offer the next generation, Kurt explains the challenges that trade schools face and

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Visiting the Largest Machine Tool Manufacturer in the US

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MakingChips is on the road again, and this week we visited Haas Automation in Oxnard, California. Mark Terryberry, the celebrity and face of Haas' YouTube channel, toured us around the massive headquarters.

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Cobotics Innovation Paves the Way of the Future

Challenges: Workforce, Technology, Watch

Cobotics are a current hot topic in the MetalWorking Nation. Innovation within the AI spectrum is opening new doors and possibilities for manufacturing leaders who are willing to embrace change. Guest speaker, Craig Zoberis, shares his “Aha!” moment

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Interviewing Tips for a Manufacturing Job

Challenges: Leadership, Workforce

Interviewing can be a bit nerve-wrecking, but being prepared beforehand can help ease the anxiety. On this episode of MakingChips TV, Jim Carr lists his 5 interviewing tips that will help you land that dream job.

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Swearing in the Workplace

Challenges: Leadership, Workforce

A study released by CareerBuilder.com reveals that 81% of employers surveyed believe swearing at work “brings an employee's professionalism into question.”

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Business Succession Plan

Challenges: Leadership, Workforce

One sensitive issue for midsize companies, particularly family-owned businesses, is succession. How does one generation pass on control to the next? Business succession planning is difficult to begin with, which is why so many people avoid doing it

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