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Manufacturing Institute Announces Wave of New Hires

WASHINGTON, D.C., 03/05/20 – The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, today announced a wave of staffing expansions ahead of the historic, nationwide “Creators Wanted” campaign unveiled last month in Washington, D.C. “Creators Wanted” is…

130 Women Manufacturing Leaders to be Honored at 8th Annual STEP Ahead Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C., 03/02/20 – The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, today announced the recipients for the 2020 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated…

New Survey Shows U.S. Manufacturers Spending Billions to Close Skills Gap

WASHINGTON, D.C., 01/17/20 – Based on the results of a new survey by The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers are estimated to have spent at least $26.2 billion in 2019 on internal and external training…

Framebridge Founder and CEO Susan Tynan and POLITICO Playbook author and host of the Women Rule podcast Anna Palmer

Manufacturing Institute, POLITICO’s Women Rule Launch Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC, 04/12/19 – The Manufacturing Institute, the education and workforce partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, has announced a partnership between the Institute’s STEP Women’s Initiative and POLITICO’s Women Rule for a series of upcoming events to highlight the opportunities…

Smithfield Foods’ Keira Lombardo to Chair 7th Annual STEP Ahead Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C., 03/01/19 – The Manufacturing Institute announced that Keira Lombardo, executive vice president of corporate affairs and compliance for Smithfield Foods, Inc., will serve as this year’s chair of the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards. In…

130 Women Receive Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Ahead Award

Washington, D.C., 04/11/18  – The Manufacturing Institute last night presented 130 women with the 2018 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award, which recognizes women in manufacturing who exemplify leadership within their companies. This national honor identifies the best…

Heroes MAKE America Graduates Inaugural Class

WASHINGTON, D.C., 03/16/18 – The Manufacturing Institute’s veterans training program, Heroes MAKE America, graduated its inaugural class at Fort Riley, Kansas, and announced plans to expand the program to additional military installations beginning with Fort Hood. Heroes MAKE America is a full-time…

Military to Manufacturing: Forum Event to Encourage Hiring Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/07/17 – On Thursday, December 7, The Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with Arconic Foundation, Sealed Air Corporation, and BDO, will bring Military to Manufacturing, a nationwide forum and talent recruitment effort, to Charlotte. The effort takes aim at America’s…

NAM’s Timmons Named to DOL Apprenticeship Task Force

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/16/17 – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons will serve on its Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. “President Donald Trump knows that generations of Americans saddled with…

The Manufacturing Institute Event Encourages Hiring Veterans in Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/04/17 – On Oct. 4, the National Association of Manufacturers’ affiliate, The Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with Arconic Foundation, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Washburn Institute of Technology take aim at America’s manufacturing talent shortage by bringing a…

Industry Leaders Shed Light on Next-Generation Skills at Manufacturing Symposium

WASHINGTON, D.C., WASHINGTON, 07/11/17 – Manufacturers committed to training partnerships and new models to grow their workforce came together today at Manufacturing Workforce 4.0, a symposium on skills for the new economy hosted by The Manufacturing Institute. Influential manufacturing executives and thought…

Demand-Driven Education To Close Skills Gap

WASHINGTON, D.C., 06/21/17 – Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta spoke at the National Association of Manufacturers Summit in Washington, D.C. this morning highlighting the importance of manufacturers’ role in efforts to close the skills gap for the U.S. economy. With 2 million…

Carolyn Lee To Lead NAM’s Manufacturing Institute As New Executive Director

WASHINGTON, D.C., 06/07/17 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) named Carolyn Lee executive director of The Manufacturing Institute, the industry’s premier authority for objective research, education and workforce solutions. With modern manufacturing diversifying, transforming and charting new frontiers, Lee…

STEP Ahead Awards Recognize Women for Excellence in Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, DC, 04/20/17 – Today, The Manufacturing Institute will honor 130 women with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.  The STEP Ahead Awards program will highlight each honoree’s story,…

Institute Releases New Skills Gap and Perception Reports

WASHINGTON, DC, 02/25/15 – Today, the Institute, in partnership with Deloitte, released two new parallel studies — “The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and Beyond” and “Overwhelming Support: U.S. public opinions on the manufacturing industry”. The United States faces a need for nearly 3.5…

Institute Releases New Report on Data-Driven Manufacturing with PWC

Washington, DC, 02/24/15 –  Today, the Institute, in partnership with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, released a new report, “The Internet of Things: what it means for US manufacturing.” The world is hurtling into an era of deep data inter-connectivity. The report surveyed US…