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  • by Liz Myrick
    Entrepreneur and PhD physicist Aaron Santos suggests community college students and faculty pay attention to the intersection of micro and nanotechnologies with biotechnology, and the emergence of their use in sensors and other new devices. In short, nanotechnology innovations are becoming more commercially viable in bioscience products. “My prediction is that you’re going to see […]
  • by Liz Myrick
    By Madeline Patton As a regional maintenance manager for Dollar Tree’s 25 distribution centers in the continental U.S., Phil Gilkes looks for certain skills on resumes, and then listens during interviews for mention of particular technologies. For example, it piques his interest when supply chain technician applicants respond to his question about their experience with […]
  • by Liz Myrick
    By Madeline Patton Following on the work of its 2019 face-to-face convening in Winston-Salem, NC, in autumn 2020 the Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work project continued its development of regional partnerships with a virtual convening of representatives from Texas Gulf Coast employers, education institutions, and non-profit workforce development organizations. Principal Investigator Ann-Claire Anderson […]
  • by Liz Myrick
    By Madeline Patton Scot McLemore, manager of Talent Acquisition and Deployment at American Honda Motor Company, Inc., places technology trends in two categories: 1) technological advances specific to the products being manufactured and 2) Industry 4.0, particularly the internet of things (IoT). To prepare technicians for advancements in both categories, he suggests educators integrate information […]
  • by Liz Myrick
    Madeline Patton Instructional cards on 43 crosscutting knowledge and skills—that experts advising the Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work project consider essential for STEM technicians to learn in the next decade—are almost ready for prime time. With guidance from industry representatives and community college educators, project leaders identified these three broad skill areas as […]