precision manufacturing http://wamc.org en Chinese Rail Car Maker Builds Support For Possible Springfield Factory http://wamc.org/post/chinese-rail-car-maker-builds-support-possible-springfield-factory <p>Top executives from a Chinese rail car company who are considering building a $30 million factory in Springfield, Massachusetts got a look today at where their future employees might come from. &nbsp;Springfield Public School officials and workforce development specialists have proposed a program to train workers to meet the company’s needs.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 86414 at http://wamc.org Chinese Rail Car Maker Builds Support For Possible Springfield Factory Gov. Patrick Promotes Manufacturing In Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/gov-patrick-promotes-manufacturing-massachusetts <p>A day after a report said the Massachusetts economy grew solidly at the end of last year Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick came to western Massachusetts today to promote the state’s growing manufacturing sector.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Governor Patrick toured Advance Manufacturing Co. of Westfield -- a family- owned business that employs 200 people. The company makes precision parts that are used on submarines, fighter jets, helicopters and the International Space Station.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:14:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 83013 at http://wamc.org Gov. Patrick Promotes Manufacturing In Massachusetts State's Top Economic Official Believes Manufacturing Will Grow In Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/states-top-economic-official-believes-manufacturing-will-grow-massachusetts <p>The Massachusetts Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki says he is “bullish” on the future of precision manufacturing.&nbsp; But the state faces a challenge to train a workforce for jobs in the manufacturing sector. &nbsp;Bialecki, last week, visited a training center at Springfield Technical Community College where the state spent $1.2 million to expand and modernize the classrooms.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Bialecki</p><p></p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:49:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 76274 at http://wamc.org State's Top Economic Official Believes Manufacturing Will Grow In Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Promotes Plan To Increase Spending On Education http://wamc.org/post/gov-patrick-promotes-plan-increase-spending-education <p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is campaigning for a big tax hike. Patrick is making the case that more revenue is needed to pay for things people say they want and need.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Deval Patrick, during a recent swing through western Massachusetts, pressed the case for raising &nbsp;taxes to invest in education and transportation infrastructure. &nbsp;Patrick met with students and faculty in a machinists training program at Springfield Technical Community College. The program prepares people to work in the precision manufacturing sector.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:43:48 +0000 Paul Tuthill 57158 at http://wamc.org Gov. Patrick Promotes Plan To Increase Spending On Education New Job Training Program For Precision Manufacturing Announced http://wamc.org/post/new-job-training-program-precision-manufacturing-announced <p> A jobs training program aimed at the so-called &ldquo;skills gap&rdquo; is being launched in western Massachusetts.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a new effort to help the unemployed acquire the skills needed to land a job in the growing field of precision manufacturing.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 44852 at http://wamc.org New Job Training Program For Precision Manufacturing Announced