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By Catherine “Cat” RossMay 31, 2024

Wisconsin's Fab Lab Grant Program funds school districts to purchase advanced manufacturing technology. Since 2015, it has provided $4.5 million to 118 districts.

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By Catherine “Cat” RossMar 21, 2024

For a view of the STEM classroom of the future  and to learn about careers available today,  educators, school administrators, students, and parents can visit the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2024, which runs Sept. 9-14 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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By Catherine “Cat” RossJan 30, 2024

A small manufacturer in North Carolina doesn’t have a labor shortage problem because it taps into an often-overlooked workforce: the visually impaired. Learn how IFB Solutions trains and employs people who are blind for manufacturing and assembly work.

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By Catherine “Cat” RossJan 15, 2024

Today’s manufacturing technology makes it easier for companies to hire more people with disabilities, a talent pool of more than 10.7 million people. Learn how GenMet reduced barriers for people in wheelchairs and with intellectual disabilities.

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By Jerry Rex Dec 12, 2023

As someone who has spent 47 years working in manufacturing technology, I experienced firsthand, as you likely have, our industry’s impact on the prosperity of individuals and our local communities. I’m grateful AMT and IMTS...

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By Catherine “Cat” RossDec 04, 2023

It’s play time! FIRST Robotics teams from Milwaukee-area high schools teamed up to adapt toys for kids with disabilities. Using the technical skills developed in FIRST Robotics, the teens are making play time accessible for all.

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By Catherine “Cat” RossNov 16, 2023

To help celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, AMT and IMTS are shining the spotlight on three equipment manufacturers training the workforce of the future through their apprenticeship programs: Okuma, Schunk, and United Grinding.

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By Kathy Keyes WebsterOct 24, 2023

In addition to building competition robots, students on the FIRST Penn Robotics team are also dedicated to crafting adaptive technology to help children with disabilities like this Hulk costume for a boy with a wheelchair.

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By Catherine “Cat” RossSep 27, 2023

Manufacturers tap into hidden talent by hiring people with disabilities, like The Uniquely Abled Project, connecting autism spectrum individuals with machinist roles.

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By Kristin BartschiSep 11, 2023

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and SME announced a strategic partnership today, making bigger strides together toward solving North America’s manufacturing workforce challenges.

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