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  • by Madeline Patton
      Justin E. Manley, a marine technology innovator for three decades, sees many interesting, well-compensated opportunities in the ocean-based or “blue” economy for people interested in hands-on, intellectual work. “There’s lots of roles that are a good fit,” he said. Among the challenges for technical educators is the historically low visibility of the maritime sector, […]
  • by Madeline Patton
    Todd Colten, chief aerospace engineer and director of Flight Services at Sentera, envisions a “big revolution” in the aerospace industry as a result of advances in battery manufacturing infrastructure. Sentera is a global technology company that devises hardware and software to interface with precision agriculture equipment such as planters and fertilizer applicators. “There’s a lot […]
  • by Madeline Patton
    Sentera, a global technology company that devises hardware and software to interface with precision agriculture equipment such as planters and fertilizer applicators, employs three types of technicians: engineering technicians who work in the Minnesota company’s lab to build prototypes of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), sensors, and cameras; geospatial information system (GIS) technicians who create maps […]
  • by Valorie Piper
    The National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA) will host its 4th Annual Symposium virtually on April 28-29 from noon to 3 pm EDT. Despite the challenges of Covid-19, perseverance, resourcefulness, and collaboration delivered results for NCSCA over the past year. Expanded certification programs, updated curriculum, corporate apprenticeships, and the acquisition of industry-standard training equipment […]
  • by Madeline Patton
    Alex Thomas’s enthusiasm for renewable energy and the technical skills he learned during the three-semester certificate program at Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) in Wisconsin helped him get a paid internship as a systems integration technician at SunPeak. As an intern, the 25-year-old Thomas worked alongside John Schwarzmeier, the group leader for Systems Integration […]