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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sandvik Coromant Donates Tools, Assistance to Veterans Organization

Workshops for Warriors will use Sandvik's $40,000 grant to help train veterans for civilian employment.

Cutting tool manufacturer Sandvik Coromant has made a grant of cutting tools to Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit organization providing job training and certification to veterans. The grant, worth $40,000, includes cutting tools manufactured in … [Read more...]

Educators Offering More Machining Courses to Battle Skills Gap

Students learn to operate a milling machine. Credit: TechShop

As more industry groups weigh in on the growing skills gap issue, in which there are fewer and fewer skilled workers with the necessary STEM knowledge and hands-on training to replace retiring workers, an increasing number of vocational schools and … [Read more...]

Fiscal Cliff, Skills Gap Fuel Small Manufacturer Post-Election Fears

Blue Ash Tool and Die

It’s been two weeks since the 2012 elections put President Barack Obama in the White House for another four years. Already, we’ve seen political flareups like the David Petraeus scandal and foreign policy scares like the situation in Gaza, but … [Read more...]

Defense Department Struggles with STEM Problems

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The Department of Defense (DOD) faces major hurdles in recruiting and retaining top quality high-tech professionals unless it addresses science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education deficits, according to a new report from the … [Read more...]

Tinkercad Offers Free 3-D Modeling Software to Educators

Tinkercad is offering 1000 free enterprise accounts of its 3-D modeling software to qualified educators. Source: Tinkercad.

Tinkercad announced that it will give away $50,000 worth of its software to qualified academic institutions and other education centers, translating to 1,000 free enterprise accounts. The company says this will help train students and a new … [Read more...]

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