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How Competition Inspires Next-Gen STEM Leaders

August 5, 2022

Dan Mantz, CEO of the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation shares how competition engages students in STEM and inspires them toward high-demand, high-tech careers in robotics, automation, Industry 4.0, engineering & more!

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The Key to a More Diverse Workforce

August 2, 2022

Executives, if you want to build a more diverse leadership team, then look no further than your frontline workforce. Our host Matt Kirchner combines decades of manufacturing leadership experience with recent data to uncover the key to building a more diverse workforce.

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The Sky’s the Limit for Aerospace Technicians

July 25, 2022

Aerospace is an evolving and growing industry, and the career and training opportunities for aerospace technicians are limitless! Hear from Steve Kane, Executive Director of SpaceTEC.

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Academic Esports: Turning Gamers into Makers

July 18, 2022

Mastery Coding CEO Alan Sitomer gives us a deep dive into the world of esports – and how academic esports can turn gamers into makers.

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Smart Tech Strategies: How Johnson Controls is Digitizing Their Business

July 10, 2022

Johnson Controls’ Marc Vandiepenbeeck gives the inside scoop on the company’s investments in smart technology and the future of building controls.

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Power Solutions and a Commitment to Win

July 4, 2022

Hear how Briggs & Stratton CEO Steve Andrews has built a culture of highly-focused, highly-skilled team members building the future of power solutions.

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The Economics of Manufacturing: What to Expect in 2022

June 21, 2022

Jeff Oravitz shares key insights into economic trends, strategies and changes impacting manufacturing in 2022.

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100Kin10: The Mission to End the STEM Teacher Shortage

June 9, 2022

100Kin10 has taken up the bold goal of ending the STEM teacher shortage in the U.S. Hear about this national network of educators, employers and nonprofits who prepared over 100,000 STEM teachers in the last 10 years.

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A Statewide Ecosystem for Workforce Development

June 6, 2022

Michigan Works! Association’s CEO Ryan Hundt talks about the statewide initiatives to address workforce and economic development in Michigan.

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Reaching 100 Million Learners by 2030

May 26, 2022

ASU’s ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management has set an unprecedented goal of reaching 100 million learners by 2030. Dean Sanjeev Khagram tells us about the initiative and how they’re going to pull it off.

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Exploring the Antarctic with 30,000 Students Across the Globe

May 24, 2022

Reach the World’s Tim Jacob was on the expedition to find Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance shipwreck in the Antarctic. Through the program, 30,000 global students participated live in the month-long expedition.

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Endurance22 Expedition: The Search for the World’s Most Famous Shipwreck

May 16, 2022

Lost in the antarctic for 100 years, the Endurance shipwreck and subsequent story of Ernest Shackleton and his crew’s survival is the stuff of legend. Tim Jacob was on the team that discovered the lost ship in 2022 – he tells us the story in this episode.

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Manufacturing Leadership Panel: Industry 4.0 Tech, Training and Certifications (Part 2)

May 10, 2022

Leaders from iconic manufacturing brands (Sargento Foods, Ashley Furniture, SC Johnson, Rockwell) discuss their Industry 4.0 investments.

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Manufacturing Leadership Panel: Industry 4.0 Tech, Training and Certifications (Part 1)

May 4, 2022

Leaders from iconic manufacturing brands (Harley-Davidson, Kohler, Generac, Plexus and Greenheck) discuss their Industry 4.0 investments.

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Building a Culture of Future-Forward Innovation

April 26, 2022

In this episode, we’re talking with Gentex President and CEO Steve Downing about what it takes to build a culture of innovation, and the kinds of career opportunities in a technology company.

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