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Education Strategy Implemented to Address Talent Gap

US manufactures are concerned about finding qualified personnel to make products that end up as shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Education Strategy Implemented to Address Talent Gap

While some industry players are stumped on how to recruit and retain young talent, CNC Machinery takes an educational approach by asking scholarship applicants to explain three innovative ways manufacturing companies can increase the number of young professionals seeking careers in the field in an essay.

“A shortage of skilled labor is probably the manufacturing industry’s greatest challenge. The CNC Machines scholarship and accompanying school donation is our way of encouraging students to enter the industry and supporting the schools educating them,” said Curt Doherty, founder, and CEO,

Cal Poly Pomona Manufacturing Engineering student Pauline Tasci took the top spot for this year’s Manufacturing Scholarship. CNC Machines also threw in a $500 donation to the school’s engineering department.

“If we can support impressive students like Pauline in entering the manufacturing field, then the future of manufacturing is bright,” said Doherty. “We received dozens of applications with amazing and creative ideas yet interestingly, one theme was consistent: early education is key to addressing the manufacturing career gap. We believe this is an area that presents manufacturers with a unique opportunity to invest in programs in high schools that give students more exposure to the field.”

With an impressive nine-year history of engineering competitions as well as the leading role as a manufacturing and design mentor throughout high school, it goes without saying people with the talent and passion for the industry, like Pauline, are out there. It’s all a matter of drawing them in and most importantly, keeping them.

“If more and more companies invest in manufacturing education, I truly believe that together we can reverse the manufacturing employment and skills gap and instead see a reinvigorated future for the manufacturing industry,” added Doherty. “At, we will continue to support schools and students to reach that goal and encourage our fellow manufacturers to help in their own way.”

Source: EIN Presswire 

South Carolina Ports Authority Awards Largest Donation To-Date

Charleston Waterkeeper, Greenville Tech Foundation, Kids on Point, Lowcountry Maritime Society,  and SC Future Makers are a few of the recipients of the 2018 donation from South Carolina Ports Authority. This year’s donation is the largest monetary amount to-date, totaling $106,000 and impacts over 40,000 students, according to the release this week.

“SCPA takes great pride in its Community Giving Program and the relationships we have formed with organizations that support critical programs and initiatives across the state,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “As the Port continues to grow as an economic development engine for the state of South Carolina, so do our efforts to partner with charitable organizations.”

The donation is received by 54 charitable organizations through the annual Community Giving Program which impacts areas primarily involved with SCPA activity rooted in efforts to  support initiatives towards commerce, economic development, environmental awareness and community outreach.

Each year, the grant produces a outcome surveys from recipients that qualify them for the following cycle’s giving funds. Benefits of the donation include skills training to over 766 people, a total of 12,173 people receiving meals through hunger-relief programs in addition to over 54,000 people receiving education on environmental sustainability tactics.

To learn more about the South Carolina Ports Authority’s efforts to positively impact students, visit: South Carolina Ports Authority.

Source: SCPA

Calling all Engineers! Registration Closing Soon for DesignCon

The 24th Annual DesignCon Conference, scheduled for January 29-31 at the Santa Clara Convention Center,  is closing its registration soon. The nation’s largest educational conference for chip, board and systems design engineers will feature over 100 sessions from the industry’s top 99 engineers and leaders who carefully review and approve each speaker submission.

“Every year DesignCon puts together an unmatched educational conference that is tailored specifically to the interests of our community of engineers,” said Suzanne Deffree, Brand Director, Intelligent Systems and Design, UBM. “We are excited to provide an event that speaks to the fundamental trends and future innovations across electrical engineering, and features presentations from some of the brightest minds in the industry.”

Additionally, attendees are given the opportunity to earn accreditation from the The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and receiving an official IEEE certificate based on the hours invested during the conference.

This year’s event will feature four primary formats inclusive of:

Three all-day training boot camps for hardware design engineers with topics covering  the art of signal integrity analysis, machine learning, and artificial intelligence for hardware and electronics design.

Panel discussions analyzing 112 Gbps package challenges, PCI Express ecosystem planning for 32 GT/s, and optimizing 400-GbE signal intergrity.

Three-hour tutorial sessions focusing on design and verification for high-speed I/Os and lowering the barrier to entry for electronic and photonic ICs.

Over 80 Technical Sessions with feature presentations and research on issues such as Using Multiple Huygens Boxes to Detect & Quantify the Coupling Path from Noise Source to Victim.

Amazon Lab 126, AMD, ANSYS, Broadcom, Cadence, Cisco, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Mentor, Molex, Raytheon, Samsung, Samtec, Siemens, Synopsys, TE Connectivity, Tektronix, and Xilinx are some of the leading companies that will share key insights and industry knowledge during the event.

Don’t miss the industry event of the year, register HERE.

Source: Globe Newswire