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Ever have someone ask you what you do? I believe our spouses and kids often struggle with explaining our job. “He makes parts” or “he runs a big CNC machine with a control and it makes parts.” As you know, it’s more than just that. This makes me think about “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” which takes place on April 24 this year. Now is a good time to think about how we can pass along the story of how interesting and rewarding it can be to work in manufacturing, particularly the CNC machine tool world. Here are a few ideas for how we can help young folks get interested in this career path.more
Machine shops in the Madison, Wisconsin area – rejoice! Okuma America and Madison Area Technical College (MATC) recently joined forces to establish a machinist training program at the college’s new Ingenuity Center. The partnership will deliver intensive hands-on training in the service, repair, operation, programming, application and maintenance of Okuma CNC machines as part of MATC’s machinist certificate and degree programs.
Please join us in welcoming two new members of Partners in THINC: Memex and 5ME are now a part of our elite group. Each of our partners brings best-in-class talent and products to our collaborations, and the addition of these organizations continues that tradition.
Congratulations to Sandvik Coromant, Partner of the Year for 2013. The selection was made by Okuma distributors, who completed a survey ranking all members of Partners in THINC on a variety of key attributes. Sandvik’s timely responsiveness to customer inquiries, availability and involvement at distributor training events, and commitment to manufacturing productivity earned them this distinct honor.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recently released two videos that expose and challenge perceptions about manufacturing in America today. The key takeaways? Manufacturing offers so much opportunity for those seeking a rewarding and fulfilling career. On the flipside, many people, especially young millennials, have at best an under appreciation for this opportunity, and at worst, an antiquated perception of what manufacturing is and offers. What can we do to solve this perception gap?