Education, Lightweight Materials, Manufacturing, Workforce

College & University Faculty Team Concludes Series of Recommendations Addressing Competencies and Workforce Strategies for New Lightweighting Technologies

Higher education and industry need to work together to adapt current curricula to reflect the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in work environments deploying new lightweighting...

Education, Manufacturing, STEM, Workforce

NextFlex recently achieved several significant milestones since FlexFactor’s inception. In the program’s second year, NextFlex developed targeted versions to attract a wide variety of students to learn about career possibilities in advanced manufacturing industries that are just emerging and expanded our reach geographically. FlexFactor – a...

Education, Manufacturing, Workforce

LIFT – Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute, today announced that Nigel Francis has been named as the institute’s chief executive officer and executive director effective immediately. Francis succeeds Chris Conrardy, who had been serving as the interim executive director since January.

LIFT, operated by the American...

Education, Manufacturing, Workforce

After decades of reliance on traditional, heavy manufacturing and steel, a progressive Ohio state community college, Lorain County Community College (LCCC), is preparing the next-generation workforce for the incredible advancements in manufacturing through a technology and entrepreneurship program called FlexFactor®. Developed by NextFlex, America...