Creating Something of Value–Just Face Your Fears and Jump!

For those of you that know me, I am a planner.  I like taking risks that I am prepared for–carefully analyzing the pros and cons and developing a strategy for both the best and worst scenarios. However, as I learned through the years, this type of planned risk taking can be time consuming and detrimental

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An American (Manufacturing) Dream Come True

For those of us who have been born and raised in the United States, we sometimes disregard, or take for granted, the many opportunities this nation has to offer. I, personally, was reminded of them after a conversation I had with Prathima Kapa, president of E-Fab, Inc. in Santa Clara, CA. Prathima was born into a

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Why Hands-On and Project-Based Learning is the Best Kind of Learning

Manufacturing is facing a skills gap. This is not new knowledge for those of us in the sector. We’ve all seen or heard about Deloitte’s report that predicts 4.6 million job openings will be available from 2018-2028, and only 2.2 million of those openings will be filled. At the same time, the skills gap continues to expand

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