Apprenticeships are the pathway to in-demand careers in the skilled trades

Learning skills via apprenticeship is gaining traction, according to the Department of Labor. The agency reports a 70% increase in the number of apprentices since 2011. Despite a decline due to the pandemic, the tally for the fiscal year ending in June 2020 is the third highest for the Registered … Read more about Apprenticeships are the pathway to in-demand careers in the skilled trades

Manufacturers seeking workers face competition for talent and an image problem

Carolyn Lee is executive director of The Manufacturing Institute, which, along with Deloitte, produced the report on the hiring challenge. “If we go out and we do research on what do people think of manufacturing, they draw smokestacks,” she said. “And they draw the assembly line from the ’50s, the … Read more about Manufacturers seeking workers face competition for talent and an image problem

The Top Ten Myths of Modern Manufacturing Dispelled by the NextFlex Engineering Team

Myth: A career in manufacturing is boring. The perception that manufacturing means doing the same thing day after day, is wrong! In many manufacturing companies, there is a constant introduction of new products, new processes and new things to learn including the latest state of the art … Read more about The Top Ten Myths of Modern Manufacturing Dispelled by the NextFlex Engineering Team