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The Case for Promoting Manufacturing as a Viable Career Path

While we keep hearing about promises to bring factory jobs back to the U.S. from overseas, many manufacturing workers are hurt more by a lack of skills and desire to work in the industry, than by globalization. According to various estimates, there are still millions manufacturing jobs going unfilled in this country. The problem is multi-faceted: on one hand, applicants do not have the computer and other technical skills necessary for the jobs, and on the other, potential applicants lack the interest in manufacturing. There are many outdated perceptions of the industry from it not being safe, to it being low-paying, to not offering any kind of long-term career growth. To ensure the US manufacturing industry stays viable, it will be up to manufacturing companies to change this paradigm through education, training, and promotion of the industry. 



ArcherPoint Webinars: Free Education in Bite-Size Offerings

From what to know about shop floor data collection, to learning how your company could benefit from an unlimited support plan, ArcherPoint offers a variety of free, informative webinars.The topics vary, as do the presenters, and there is always something to learn. If you are unable to attend any of the live events, we always record the webinars so you can listen to them at your convenience.


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IndustryWeek's Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo 

The IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo 2018 will be May 8-10 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C. This event is designed for manufacturing decision-makers and focuses on leadership, technology integration, talent management, and operational best practices. There will be informative speakers, a multitude of educational opportunities and workshops, and includes several plant tours. 



Best Places to Work in Manufacturing    

Location, location, location. Where we live is determined by many factors: family, budget, and most often, a job. Fortunately, manufacturing jobs are no longer found only in the "rust belt" or some other very specific part of the country. Today there are a myriad of great places to work in manufacturing, here are some of the best based on the number of jobs available, income potential, and growth in the industry. 




Watch, Listen, and Learn! 

Some of us like to read to gather our information. Others prefer to listen and learn. Fortunately, there's something for everyone on the internet, including a plethora of informative videos specifically for manufacturers

Be sure to visit the ArcherPoint YouTube channel as we have a variety of videos dedicated to manufacturing and Dynamics NAV. And be sure to subscribe to our channel; we are always adding new videos.

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