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The Workforce Development Challenge: Bridging the Additive Manufacturing Skills Gap

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Published:  Nov 28, 2018
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Additive manufacturing has the potential to transform manufacturing supply chains - speeding processes and reducing costs. And its impact is seen across every industry, from aerospace to medical devices. Unfortunately, one of the most overlooked aspects of Additive Manufacturing is workforce development.

While the technology continues to evolve, there's a widening gap between these advanced solutions and the certified professionals to drive them. Not only is there a lack of industry-endorsed proof of workforce-ready AM skills, but this development is often inconsistent. Across industries, there's a growing need for HIGHLY SKILLED additive manufacturing workers for key industry jobs. With access for schools to more than $2 billion in workforce development funding from the government - specifically for training programs - now is the time to put a spotlight on your students and the need for AM certification.

This session will explore the widening gap between additive manufacturing technology and the skilled workforce to drive it. Discussions will highlight key requirements for education to keep pace with rapidly evolving manufacturing processes. In addition to analyzing the lack of industry-endorsed “proof” for workforce-ready additive manufacturing skills, we’ll also introduce the Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification program and hear from Jazmine Darden from Dunwoody School of Technology, who is Stratasys Certified, and Vince Anewenter from Milwaukee School of Engineering, an approved certification partner working with students and industry to give their students the advantage certification brings.

Duration:  45 minutes

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stratasys, additive manufacturing, supply chains, workforce management, business technology