News - - Fives Cincinnati is producing the next generation of manufacturing technology workforce with a modern approach to a time-tested apprenticeship program.

The average manufacturing worker’s age was 50, and half of the workforce was 10 to 15 years away from retirement, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2012. How will we support high-tech manufacturing as the baby boomers leave the workforce?

Most manufacturers in the United States are feeling the impact of the talent shortage, so this is a question many of us in human resources face. The method that is working well for Fives Machining Systems Inc. is a new twist on a tried-and-true approach to passing experience and knowledge to the next generation – the apprenticeship. Apprenticeships have been part of our company since its beginnings as Cincinnati Milacron in the late 1800s, and the most recent iteration of the program was established in 2007, when the company was still MAG....

Ken Notes: so the next rocket scientist will come from an apprenticeship porgram...

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- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 25 Date: 6/17/2014 9:15:33 AM -