[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzE_OILmCL8″][vc_column_text] Episode 3 of “FutureWork” premiere yesterday on Fortune.com and Time.com. The episode, titled “Model of the Future,” focuses on a two-year technical program developed by Toyota in central Kentucky that combines real work experience for incoming employees with advanced training in the field of robotics and automation. As manufacturing jobs “re-shore” back to…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/187739466″ align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Educational approaches that emphasize problem-solving and teamwork are preparing the workforce of tomorrow for any possibility. At the international VEX Worlds Robotics Competition, “VEX Robotics World Championship,” Barbara Kopple witnesses how youth working as a team on their own specially-designed robot allows them to develop skills that are becoming essential in the jobs of the…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Inside Building 3 at General Electric’s massive Appliance Park, about a dozen high-powered robots pump their arms up and down as they shape stainless steel into tubs that line the inside of GE-made dishwashers. The only humans involved in the process are Greg Fentress, a white-haired maintenance technician who has worked for 24 years at…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When The Terminator was released in 1984, the potential – and far-fetched – hazards of robotics and artificial intelligence was brought to the silver screen and to the minds of a new, increasingly tech-savvy generation. But as 2015 draws to a close, people now hold conversations with their smartphones and depend on robotics more than…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Governor Jay Nixon stopped off in Troy, Missouri to talk jobs Wednesday. Highlighting the continued growth and impact of the auto industry in Missouri, the governor toured Toyota Bodine’s enhanced aluminum plant, which has hired nearly 110 workers over the past eight months. “Toyota Bodine’s expansion here in Troy is a prime example of the…

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[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1423751086688{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}” parallax_background=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was in San Antonio this week to see the progress of a partnership between the Alamo Colleges and Toyota Motor Manufacturing. St. Philip’s College houses the Toyota Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program. Students who are accepted into the program get jobs with Toyota while in…

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