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The Promise of Cognitive Computing

Cognitive computing could help provide a solution to the knowledge gap left by industry experts retiring in great numbers.
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AutomationDirect has funded local robotics teams in Forsyth County and surrounding area for nine years.
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AutomationDirect Named Award Finalist for Supporting STEM Education in Georgia

Winners in all eight categories of the competition were to be officially honored at The 3rd Annual STEM Education Awards event held in Savannah, Ga. late September.
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How Technology and People Are Steering the Future of Manufacturing
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How Technology and People Are Steering Manufacturing's Future

From new technologies and new customer demands to new employee expectations, it’s clear that dramatic shifts in manufacturing are taking place. Here’s one view of the top factors driving these changes and what it could mean for you.
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MES/MOM: Time for a Change?
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MES/MOM: Time for a Change?

As management staff approaches retirement, will expanding the use of MES/MOM to manage operations become crucial?
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Panel discussion at the HSBC Made For Trade tour
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Global Trade Requires Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing, design innovation, and manufacturing workforce development training were all part of the "Made for Trade" discussion on how to revitalize manufacturing in Chicago. The tour will also be making stops in Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
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Help Wanted: Rebuilding the U.S. Manufacturing Skills Pipeline

Though U.S. manufacturing is on a steady path of growth, the threat from the skilled worker shorter could derail that. Here are some effective strategies to address the skill shortage.
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Peter Schluter, former CEO of Lab-Volt (left) and Dr. Nader Imani, CEO of Festo Didactic
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Technical Education: Festo Didactic Acquires Lab-Volt

The merger promises that educational institutions and industrial companies around the world will see new offerings in multimedia education programs in the electronics, electrical and mechanical engine
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AME Debuts Manufacturing Jobs Board

New online resource connects skilled workers with growing manufacturing industries.
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Modern Manufacturing Hiring Strategies

With industrial firms in hiring mode, everybody wants to know how to find the best engineering and operations candidates and attract them to their plant or machine shop. At The Automation Conference 2014, attendees learned about industry/academia partnerships and the new Workforce Development Playbook.
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System Integrators Struggle to Find Right Job Candidates

Filling company positions with the right employees was a common topic of concern at the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) Executive Conference last month in San Diego. Be prepared to spend more money and time finding candidates with the right skill sets.
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