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Manufacturing Matters!

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, manufacturing is the highest growth industry in 2012 in terms of company employment increases in Pennsylvania. This, in conjunction with Southwestern Pennsylvania's annual salary of $42,000 in manufacturing fields (which is more than 50% higher than that of the service sector!), truly shows that manufacturing matters.

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Defeat was not an option for Mike. He knew he had to work hard and over come numerous barriers to succeed. Upon first hearing about MANUFACTURING 2000 Mike knew it was going to be the program to change his life. Mike enrolled in MANUFACTURING 2000 in the fall of 2014 and despite having to take multiple busses traveling for over an hour to class, he had near perfect...

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NIMS to Lead SkillsUSA Students at World Competition in Brazil

Did you know that there is a World Skills competition?! Montez King, director of credentialing for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), was appointed as a volunteer Expert for the Manufacturing Team Challenge students competing at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Montez will be responsible for preparing and mentoring three students who will join 16 other SkillsUSA students as part of SkillsUSA's WorldTeam. He will also serve as a judge of the Manufacturing Team Challenge

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BotsIQ aims to draw younger workers to skilled labor positions

BotsIQ: Teams of students are paired with local companies that teach them how to design and build 15-pound robots that can survive battles with robots built by competing teams. In addition to math, computer-aided design and other technical skills, the students learn budgeting, time management, and how to make an affordable robot that works.

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