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When you back up a commitment with $75 million, people tend to pay attention. I’m certainly paying attention to New Skills for Youth (NSFY), the $75 million grant initiative sponsored by JPMorgan Chase to change the way we approach career and technical education in the U.S.
HIGHER EDUCATION The importance of manufacturing to our economic well-being is not a mystery to the manufacturing industry. But how can we get today’s youth to see the value of a manufacturing career?
Jay Timmons was preaching to the “manufacturing” choir in GlaxoSmithKline’s sun-drenched lobby at its Navy Yard offices.
A group is seeking your help! Project TEACH will plant the seed of possibilities within disadvantaged and/or underrepresented students, igniting change within the Bronx Community. These changes will create future professional leaders within STEM fields. (STEM = science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Did You Know? There are 14,974* Professional Engineers in New York State. As of July 1, 2015, the Bronx holds a mere 168 Professional Engineers compared to nearby counties: (*Source: NYSED) New York City: 1,008 Queens: 1,316 Westchester: 1,054 Suffolk: 1,278 Nassau: 1,584 (This is just one example of the offset within geographic areas in a STEM profession.) How Can You Help Support the “Project TEACH” workshop! The workshop will be offered to students within the Bronx community, attending primary schools (ages...
The ‘Industrial Internet’ is poised to overhaul the way companies manufacture goods, in turn changing our everyday interactions with products.
We’ve got a real problem on our hands in America. A gap’s growing between US manufacturing workers set to retire in the next 10 to 15 years and those on the other end of the spectrum. Despite the exciting and innovative things happening in the industry, millennials’ outdated perception of shop-floor jobs is increasingly precluding them from following the career path. And Gen-Z, thumb deep in their smart phones, face an even greater disconnect.
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