Automation Conversation (post-event write-up)
As a part of the work of TRACKS-CN, the first-ever Automation Conversation was held on September 22, 2021, at Spartanburg Community College (SCC), in Spartanburg, SC. The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) provided lunch for the 18 attendees. The purpose of the event was to help build awareness of the advanced manufacturing technology education and training programs offered by SCC. Primary attendees were manufacturers from the three county region served by SCC, as well as local workforce development program staff. After hearing from speakers representing SCC, TRACKS-CN, and SCMEP, the attendees were taken on a tour of the manufacturing technology labs at SCC.
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Cybersecurity Talent Crunch To Create 3.5 Million Unfilled Jobs Globally By 2021
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