1. Advanced manufacturing is key to the success of the U.S. economy, but requires a very specialized talent pool.

    Advanced manufacturing is key to the success of the U.S. economy, but requires a very specialized talent pool.

    Commentary: Focus on Advanced Manufacturing It’s estimated that 2 million manufacturing positions are expected to go unfulfilled due to a gap in skilled labor. Timothy D. Easley/AP Every company grapples with the challenge of recruiting talent. But the need is especially dire in advanced manufacturing. According to a study conducted...

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  2. Earn and Learn Career Pathways through Registered Apprenticeship

    Earn and Learn Career Pathways through Registered Apprenticeship

    What is Registered Apprenticeship? The Registered Apprenticeship system has been utilized to meet the needs of America’s skilled workforce for over 75 years. It is a unique, flexible training system that combines job related technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences. Registered Apprenticeship is a leader in preparing American workers...

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  3. EFSC Manufacturing Industry Advisory Council/AIM Spring Meeting

    EFSC Manufacturing Industry Advisory Council/AIM Spring Meeting

    Manufacturing Partners Are You Looking For New Talent?  Register today! Please attend this important Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) Industry Advisory Council/AIM meeting! This meeting will focus on placing EFSC students into internships that offer work experience and graduates full time employment in manufacturing jobs. EFSC Manufacturing Industry Advisory Council...

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  4. Secretary Acosta Announces National Apprenticeship Week For November 13-19, 2017

    Secretary Acosta Announces National Apprenticeship Week For November 13-19, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today announced that the third annual National Apprenticeship Week will be held November 13-19, 2017. Apprenticeships provide demand-driven education, allowing apprentices to earn while they learn – helping to close the skills gap between the skills job creators seek and job...

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  5. AIM Meeting Summary May 2017

    AIM Meeting Summary May 2017

    EFSC Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting Advancing In Manufacturing (AIM) May 4, 2017 Meeting held at Bayside High School Manufacturing Academy, Palm Bay  Overview: CareerSource Brevard (CSB) and EFSC are committed to building a Manufacturing Sector Strategy by working directly with the manufacturing community to address workforce challenges for Brevard’s employers....

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  6. President Trump Executive Order Calls for Apprenticeship Expansion, directs federal agencies to propose elimination of “ineffective” workforce training programs

    President Trump Executive Order Calls for Apprenticeship Expansion, directs federal agencies to propose elimination of “ineffective” workforce training programs

    Jun 15, 2017   ·   By Katie Spiker, t@Katie_SpikerNSC Earlier today, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO), “Expanding Apprenticeships in America,” and announced a new initiative to expand apprenticeship in the U.S. The proposal would provide industry associations, unions, and other stakeholders the flexibility to develop standards for...

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  7. Manufacturers Association of Central Florida– Manufacturing Sector Profile Report

    Manufacturers Association of Central Florida– Manufacturing Sector Profile Report

    As part of its mission, FloridaMakes is working to provide Florida’s regional Manufacturers associations (RMAs) with actionable information that will help RMAs support and increase the economic competitiveness of small and medium-size manufacturers in their service areas. Small and medium-sized manufacturers are companies with 500 or fewer workers across all...

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