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Podcast: Vocational Education in Manufacturing

Manufacturing Revival Radio talks with the president of NTMA Training Centers of Southern California.

\"DreamlandManufacturing Revival Radio is a Dreamland Radio production with hosts Todd Schnick and Todd Youngblood. On this show, we feature the companies, the leaders, the innovators leading the charge and driving the innovation. Through the blood, sweat, and tears of working men and women from here at home, to around the world. Learn more at Manufacturing Revival Radio.

On today’s episode we speak with Michael Kerwin, president of NTMA Training Centers of Southern California, who provides a look into the role that vocational education will play in the future of training America’s workforce.

Since 1968, the NTMA Training Centers of Southern California have trained more than 10,000 men and women for careers in the machining, tooling and manufacturing industry. They offer a well-developed curriculum that combines classroom instruction and computer lab experience with real-world shop floor experience on state-of-the-art equipment.

Show Notes and Highlights

  • The critical role that vocational education will play in training/retraining a skilled manufacturing workforce
  • The “NTMA way” for preparing students for a successful career
  • How the manufacturing industry can better leverage the potential of vocational education in conjunction with tutoring and apprenticeships

Click on the play button above to listen to the interview, or download the audio file at Manufacturing Revival Radio.

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