Getting industry support for the skills and maintenance crisis is critical but even more critical is to get support from outside of industry, the general public, business and governmental leaders if we are going to see long lasting change and have the volume of talent pools developed to deal with...
One person can very rarely convince a crowd to change directions or course. It typically take a chorus of those in agreement before the masses will move away from the normal inertia on status quo thinking before making a serious changes.
Hope that you read this submission from Don Fitchett of the Business Industrial Network. Joel, "
If you are blessed to have a vacation day to celebrate Veterans day, please take some time to develop a strategy to take advantage of the tax breaks, the new labor pool coming back from deployment, and grow your business.
Tomorrow all across the country our nation will be celebrating Halloween by encouraging another generation of kids to become candy beggars or hoodlum threats by tricking or treating their neighborhoods. "
Amazing how much has changed in the last ten years. With the signing of NAFTA and future off-shoring of manufacturing, technical schools were shut down and law schools were opening up in every major city across the country. It was called progress.
Making kids read books or do math problems does not inspire them to become engineers. However, if you give them permission to blow something up, they get really excited and invest all of their energies. Below is an article about an upcoming event that I dreamed up 8 years ago...
America does not need anymore singing idols or dancing fools, but we do need millions of future technical heroes...
Figured that you may enjoy and can share this article I helped develop for the Courier Tribune below. With all of the noise and other idle chatter out there, the real solutions to our problems often get lost.
Forgive me for making this post a personal elevator speech, but since my family, friends, classmates and industry contacts have expressed confusion about what does a Maintenance Evangelist do, I figured that this may help clarify and unearth more supporters once more understand the efforts underway to advance our cause.
Most companies are not prepared to handle the mass exodus of pending retirements underway as the current boomer generation of workers age out. However some of the companies who are striving to develop their future pipeline of workers are encountering internal obstacles from their own staff. "