Now the gang is tweeting from the panel discussion on workforce development at Rockwell Automation's Automation Fair Manufacturing Perspectives. Keith Larson (KL), Putman's VP of content, Walt Boyes (WB), Control's editor in chief, and Aaron Hand (AH), Control Design's managing editor are doing live coverage from Chicago's McCormick Place.
WB, 10:39 -- #autofair Panel on workforce development moderated by John Nesi
WB, 10:41 -- #autofair Panelist: Alberto Alfonso Goodyear Tire & Rubber
WB, 10:42 -- #autofair panelist:Dr Thomas Deusterberg The Aspen Institute
WB, 10:43 -- #autofair panelist: Mary Isbister GenMet
WB, 10:44 -- #autofair panelist Dr Irving McPhail NACME
KL, 10:44 -- Manufacturing has a "dirty-fingernails" PR problem with young people. Rockwell's Nesi at #autofair
WB, 10:44 -- #autofair panelist Blake Moret ROK
WB, 10:45 -- #autofair Deusterberg: aging pop w/demographic decline- we will be hiring less skilled people to do high skill jobs
KL, 10:47 -- 600,000 advanced mfg jobs currently unfilled in the US. Workforce panel at Rockwell #autofair
WB, 10:47 -- #autofair Deusterberg: one of USA's compet. advantages is that we are a magnet for skilled immigration
WB, 10:48 -- #autofair Isbister: new hires don't have the work-readiness skills, oh, like coming to work on time--and we are trying to use them
WB, 10:50 -- #autofair older workers trying to re-enter mfg often don't have the required skills--Isbister
WB, 10:51 -- #autofair Alfonso: we have to start doing basic training a year in advance of opening a new plant in China,S.America,etc.
KL, 10:52 -- Lack of skilled mfg workers a global problem: US, but China and Brazil, too. Goodyear's Aberto Alfonso at #autofair
WB, 10:53 -- #autofair Alfonso: we have to partner with a local vocational school and univ so we can get them to train our employee candidates.
WB, 10:55 -- #autofair Moret:for years ROK has been providing training for mfgrs and outsourcing
WB, 10:59 -- #autofair McPhail:we are also not fixing the problem of underutilization of minorities and women in STEM jobs
WB, 11:01 -- #autofair Isbister:experiential learning, applied learning models, work way better than trad teacher-in-front-of-the-room model
WB, 11:02 -- #autofair Isbister: there is a huge inertia in the educational establishment that makes mfg training hard to get started...
WB, 11:13 -- #autofair Moret:Study says manufacturers should set aside 3 pct of revenue for training every year.
WB, 11:17 -- #autofair McPhail:we are funding students to work abroad to expand diversity
WB, 11:18 -- #autofair Alfonso:we have to give all our workers a global perspective
WB, 11:20 -- #autofair Isbister:we need to deliver expertise to the USA, not just to China
WB, 11:23 -- #autofair Isbister:we struggle to find maintenance techs who know what they are doing
WB, 11:26 -- #autofair McPhail:we have to provide multiple paths into manufacturing for students
KL, 11:26 -- Vocational skills development pathway neglected in the US. Panel discussion at #autofair
WB, 11:28 -- #autofair McPhail:we need to keep talking about increasing STEM education-we're seeing a head of steam now-and we need best practices
Now We're into Keith Nosbusch keynote.
WB, 11;39 -- #autofair Keith Nosbusch keynote: Future Trends
WB, 11:42 -- #autofair Nosbusch:McKinsey's Great Global Rebalancing-declining dependency ratios-more workers more dispos income and largest urban migrat
WB, 11:43 -- #autofair Nosbusch:first time in 200 years when emerg mkts contribute more growth than developed ones
WB, 11:45 -- #autofair 70m per year people moving into middle class-the global middle class will double-adding $8tr consumer spending
KL, 11:46 -- World will continue to see mass migration to cities and to middle class. #Rockwell's Keith Nosbusch at #autofair
WB, 11:46 #autofair Nosbusch:China 5yr plan calls for raising the share of private consumption in GDP
WB, 11:47 -- #autofair Nosbusch: the only way dev'pd world economies can continue growth is thru productivity and innovation.
WB, 11:49 -- #autofair Nosbusch:CPI will play a bigger role in emerging markets-and in mature mkts prod'y is even more important
AH: 11:50 -- Keith Nosbusch: Product and process innovation is what’s required for developed countries to remain relevant over next decade. #autofair
WB, 11:50 -- #autofair Nosbusch:Our Integrated Architecture enables agility, productivity, and sustainability.
KL, 11:52 -- Productivity, agility, sustainabilty: key deliverables of #Rockwell integrated info and control architecture. Nosbusch at #autofair
WB, 11;52 -- #autofair Nosbusch shows a diagram of the optimized plant and supply network http://t.co/xB3yVVcj
WB, 11:57 -- #autofair Nosbusch:We are delivering scalable mid range systems optimized for Machine Builders--see them at Automation Fair.