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U.S. needs to "Think Big" like Germany if it wants to escape construction, technician labor shortage
Contractors and equipment dealers struggling to find a solution to the shortage of trained technicians in the United States, need look no further than Germany for an example of how to do it right.
May 3, 2013 – Equipment World
Tri-County Partners with Blanchard Machinery on Heavy Equipment Operator Classes
Individuals completing the program will be able to serve multiple industry segments, such as industry construction, highway construction, general construction and complementary industries, such as aggregate mining and asphalt production.
April 3, 2013 – Easley Patch
Manufacturing's Evolving Workforce
Pop culture references manufacturing as the factories of the 1800s or modern day overseas sweatshops - full of mind-numbing, remedial tasks in dark and dingy factories.
February 11, 2013 – Manufacturing.net
The Coming Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers
As many as 600,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs remained vacant across the U.S. due to shortages of skilled workers, according to the Manufacturing Institute's most recent "skills gap" report.
January 15, 2013 – Bloomberg Businessweek
Holt CAT Contributes More Than $54,000 to Tech Programs
Holt CAT and the Caterpillar Dealer Excellence Fund demonstrated continued support for career development and training of specialized technicians by contributing $54,800 to technical programs at nine schools across Texas.
January 12, 2013 – Construction Equipment Guide
Cities, States See Increased Construction, Hiring
While the financial picture is still difficult for most state and local governments, they are expected to spend about 1.8 percent more on construction in 2013 and hire new employees, according to projections by Macroeconomic Advisers.
January 11, 2013 – Construction Equipment
ICUEE, AEMP Join Forces for Tech Scholarship
ICUEE has announced a new scholarship in partnership with the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) through the AEMP Foundation.
December 13, 2012 – Construction Equipment
HOLT CAT Invests in the Technical Skills Program at Grand Prairie High School
HOLT CAT and Caterpillar, as part of the Dealer Excellence Fund, have made an investment of $8,800 to Dubiski Career High School in Grand Prairie to support its technical skills program and the career development of technical students.
November 16, 2012 – Construction Equipment Guide
There Will Be a Factory Skills Shortage. Just Not Yet
A shortage of skilled manufacturing labor is on the way, says a new study by Boston Consulting Group. But, says the firm, it hasn't arrived yet.
October 14, 2012 – Business Week
Developing The Workforce Of Tomorrow
the next few years, thousands of Baby Boomers are going to retire, leaving factory jobs to Generation Y, who will be presented with dual challenges; increasing productivity and making the overall U.S. economy more competitive
October 10, 2012 – Manufacturing.net
More Than 200 Companies Participate in First Annual Manufacturing Day
Today more than 200 manufacturing companies participated in the first annual Manufacturing Day, a national event to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy and showcase the rewarding, highly skilled jobs available in manufacturing fields.
October 5, 2012 – National Association of Manufacturers
Workers Lacking Skills Hinder More U.S. Factory Gains: Economy
Paul Bonin has no problem getting enough orders to keep his South Bend, Indiana, factory busy. What he can't find are enough qualified employees to work on the assembly lines.
May 14, 2012 – Bloomberg
Maximize the value of your equipment assets by attending the CEMP course
Construction Equipment Management Program (CEMP) is an intense, four-day course on maximizing your equipment owning and operating costs, presented by fleet management experts Mike Vorster and Andy Agoos.
July 20, 2010 – Site-K Construction Zone
The 2010 Construction Challenge
Despite this economic downturn, the construction industry is still a viable career choice for the generation of tomorrow. And no one knows that better than Destination ImagiNation Inc. (DI) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). That's why the two have combined efforts, along with its sponsor, Volvo Construction, to bring the Construction Challenge to schools across the nation.
July 12, 2010 – Compact Equipment Online