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Today, You Can Make A Difference #GivingTuesday

WANTED: Your belief in the importance of the manufacturing industry, your understanding that there are a huge numbers of unfilled jobs (around 20,000) right here in Ohio and your help in fixing this critical problem. As you probably know,…
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And for that I am thankful...

Thanksgiving is this week and, while we all have a lot to be thankful for, most conversations will be centered around family, food, football and for some people Black Friday. While I'm thankful for all those things and many more, I'm also…
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How to be a Hero

Have you ever wanted to be a hero?  Well now’s your chance. Just imagine opening up a young person’s mind to the endless possibilities that this world has. Imagine showing them how to produce something from nothing, and imagine them flying…
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New STEM Competition to Test 3D Design/Print Skills

Middle School & High School kids - You get to 3D-design a wind turbine blade, 3D-print it, test it in the wind tunnel and SCORE – it’s FREE! Take the challenge by yourself, with a friend or as part of a team from your school. There…
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Be the Change (Don't be like Bob)

Do you ever run into people who won’t put their money where their mouth is? I met one the other day, his name is Bob (not his real name) and he kept telling me that “someone should do something”… but I digress, let’s cover the…
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Ohio Robotics Inc. (ORI) has been producing the highly successful XtremeBOTS program for several years now… and we are pleased to announce the FIRST and ONLY Middle School 3D Printing Challenge in Ohio!  November 21st - WSU Nutter Center Students…
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The Value of Credentials in Manufacturing

Guest post by Jim Hill and Jessica Stumpff, Accelerate MFG, Sinclair Community College Dayton, Ohio area manufacturers are hiring, but employers are still struggling to find workers who possess the skills necessary to fill these positions.…
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WIRE-Net: Cleveland’s Self-Help Approach to Manufacturing Support

For this blog post, I interviewed John Colm, president and executive director of WIRE-Net, a non-profit economic development organization and problem solver that supports Cleveland’s manufacturing industry – and its jobs. According to the…

What does it mean to be fearless?

This is a guest post by Rich Cary of Definity Partners in Cincinnati, Ohio. This post can also be found on the Definity Partners blog. What would it look like if the frontline leaders in your business were truly fearless? What does…
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Want to Grow Kids’ Interest in Manufacturing Careers? Try This.

While officials in some regions of the US are wringing their hands over what to do about the skills shortage in manufacturing, the folks in a handful of locations are busy building awareness about industry careers among middle-school students,…