The county is working with architects and consultants on designing a new facility that will offer manufacturing training programs. “Toyota, HOLT CAT manufacturing, Caterpillar — those kinds of groups had a say in what spaces were actually developing for this because it’s really intended to be an industry-driven training facility,” said Dan Curry, director of…

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The Conclusion of the AMT Academy-2017 Hosted by Toyota Motor North America: Toyota is the original developer of the AMT, AMB and AME Programs; of the Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways; and is the co-founder of FAME, the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education. Purpose of the Academy   • Provide professional development training for new staff…

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© UPI Photo BY ALEX GANGITANO – 09/10/19 05:00 AM EDT Ivanka Trump and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)’s Manufacturing Institute are set to announce a major expansion of a skills training and apprenticeship program created by Toyota Motor North America, according to a copy of an upcoming statement first seen by The Hill. The announcement will come…

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Everyone who has looked at the award-winning Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) career pathway training program agrees — it is turning out excellent, highly-skilled workers who are smart and capable problem-solvers. And while the program is helping local businesses in nine states create a pipeline of much-needed talent, there is still work to be done. Hundreds…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WorkingNation consultant and workforce reporter Ramona Schindelheim reports on the innovative solutions for developing skilled workers for 21st-century jobs. Schindelheim interviewed Toyota Motors North America’s Dennis Dio Parker, whom director Barbara Kopple featured in WorkingNation’s FutureWork series. Parker is the developer of Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways programs, which provide advanced skills training. Even before the…

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About a decade ago, a handful of central Kentucky manufacturing companies banded together to begin addressing a critical challenge. As the state’s manufacturers battled to stay globally competitive, evolving cultural and demographic forces conspired to make finding skilled workers more difficult. A generation of Americans who had learned the trades and created prosperous lives for…

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[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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