28 episodes

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.

Manufacturing Tomorrow's Workforce Putman Media

    • Careers

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.

    Giving the manufacturing industry a new reputation

    Giving the manufacturing industry a new reputation

    Amanda Del Buono is joined by Terry Iverson, founder of ChampionNow!, a nonprofit organization with the goal of changing the image of manufacturing in the eyes of the next generation of workers. They discuss attracting the next generation of workers and changing their perception of manufacturing as well as in their parent's eyes.
    In line with the podcast, Iverson is offering 30% off his book "Finding America's Greatest Champion," here https://championnow.org/podcast/

    • 40 min
    How to plan for employee retirement

    How to plan for employee retirement

    Randy Heisler, vice president of Life Cycle Engineering, a consulting firm serving private industry, public entities and government organizations, chats with Amanda Del Buono about retirement and how manufacturers can better prepare for their retiring workforce and manage new workers.

    • 24 min
    Transitioning from student to practitioner: A recent graduate's point of view

    Transitioning from student to practitioner: A recent graduate's point of view

    Alexandra Ditoro, a current journalism student at Loyola University in Chicago, builds on our last podcast about the academic-practice gap with her interview with Jack Ferguson, a recent graduate of Clemson University and a seal reliability engineer at SEPCO. Alexandra and Jack discuss Jack’s transition from a student to a practitioner, what he felt confident about and what he maybe didn’t feel so confident about as he started his career.

    • 13 min
    Closing the academic-practice gap

    Closing the academic-practice gap

    Amanda Del Buono interviews R. Russell Rhinehart, CONTROL magazine columnist, engineering coach and professor at the Oklahoma State University’s School of Chemical Engineering, about the academic-practice gap. Russ explains what the gap is, why it exists and if it can be closed.
    Read Rhinehart's column on ControlGlobal.com: http://bit.ly/2HnSWsZ

    • 32 min
    Gender impression and how it can impact careers

    Gender impression and how it can impact careers

    Erin Hallstrom, leader of Putman Media’s Influential Women in Manufacturing program, talks gender diversity and inclusion with Charli Matthews and Cieana Detloff of Empowering Women in Industry.
    Learn more about Empowering Women in Industry at  empoweringwomeninindustry.com/
    For more information about Smart Industry Base Camp, visit event.smartindustry.com/

    • 34 min
    The survey says: Results of the 2019 Career Development & Gender Diversity survey

    The survey says: Results of the 2019 Career Development & Gender Diversity survey

    Kicking off season two, host Amanda Del Buono is joined by Erin Hallstrom, head of Putman Media's Influential Women in Manufacturing recognition program to discuss the results of IWIM's recent Career Development & Gender Diversity survey, along with the special report that came from it.
    Learn more about IWIM or nominate at influentialwomeninmanufacturing.com
    Join the conversation on LinkedIn and Facebook.

    • 23 min

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