In this podcast series, we focus on workforce issues impacting companies and individuals across industries through in-depth interviews with experts using new approaches to enact change in their plants, attract up-and-coming workers and overcome the skills gap.
Augmented &virtual reality training in industry
In this podcast, Amanda Del Buono interviews Dirck Schou, CEO of Taqtile (https://taqtile.com/), about the use of augmented and virtual reality for training in the manufacturing industry.
Read the full transcript here: https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/augmented-and-virtual-reality-training-in-industry
How FANUC built a CNC training program for US schools
Dean Steadman, CNC Education program manager for FANUC, joins Amanda Del Buono and Thomas Wilk, editor in chief of Putman Media’s Plant Services magazine, to share how the company built its training program to help manufacturers throughout the United States find the trained CNC machinists they need.
Read the full transcript here: https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/how-fanuc-build-a-cnc-training-program-for-us-schools/
Learn more about FANUC education programs: www.fanucamerica.com/education/cnc-robodrill
Prioritizing employee mental & physical health & safety
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, employee health and safety has come to the forefront of many leaders’ minds. To help those leaders put thought into action, Amanda Del Buono interviews Kylene Zenk, director of manufacturing practice at Kronos, about how digital technologies can help manufacturers be more attentive to their employees’ overall well-being.
Read Kronos U.S. Workforce Activity Report: www.kronos.com/about-us/newsroom/update-us-workforce-activity
Learn about Kronos' employee contact tracing capability: https://www.kronos.com/about-us/newsroom/kronos-introduces-employee-contact-tracing-capability-support-covid-19-response
Read the full transcript of this episode: https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/prioritizing-employee-mental-and-physical-health-and-safety/
Advice for gaining buy-in to digital transformation
Digitalization is reliant on a workforce that's willing to accept the change. To discuss how manufacturers can bridge that gap and gain buy-in from their workforces, Amanda Del Buono interviews Jonathon Hensley, founder and CEO of Emerge Interactive, a company that assists organizations in achieving digital transformation.
Read the full transcript here: https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/advice-for-gaining-buy-in-to-digital-transformation/
Learn more about Jonathon’s new book, “Alignment”: https://www.emergeinteractive.com/podcast/
Manufacturing leadership during COVID-19
Amanda Del Buono interviews Jay Richards, a member of the founding team and senior consultant at Denison Consulting, a consulting firm that helps its clients improve their culture and build leadership development. They discuss leadership during the coronavirus pandemic and then step back to take a broader look at leadership development in U.S. manufacturing.
Read the full transcript here: https://www.controlglobal.com/podcasts/manufacturing-tomorrows-workforce/leadership-during-covid-19/
Visit Jay's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJix0XVFhLJvqO1EFIw_Z8w
Apprenticeships: Are they worth the cost?
Illustrating the success of apprenticeship programs, Putman Media intern Alexandra Ditoro interviewed Melody Whitten, director of development for 58 Inc., a part of Shelby County Alabama's Economic Development Committee (http://58inc.org/). Whitten explains how the local organization built an apprenticeship program and how this program is helping local manufacturers build their own talent pipelines. Whitten also offers advice to manufacturers considering implementing an apprenticeship model.
Read the full transcript.
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