Swinburne to establish world first Industry 4.0 Testlab

Swinburne has received a record $135 million grant from engineering giant Siemens to digitise its Factory of the Future and create Australias first fully immersed Industry 4.0 facility.

SME Launches High School Membership Program to Build the Manufacturing Workforce Pipeline

With an anticipated skills gap of 2 million jobs by 2025, the manufacturing industry needs to attract and inspire the next-generation workforce,

Basic Assembly Skills Are as Important as Ever, Even in This Technology-heavy Era

Whatever advancements the future holds, production facilities will continue to need individuals who have a wide range of basic assembly skills and those individuals will always be indispensable.

Robots Helping Grads Get Jobs

Not many students can claim they have hands-on experience with automation and robotics going into an interview. Looking at the question with a macro lens, our students are offered job opportunities on being well-rounded, even at the sophomore-level when many accept summer/semester-long internships.

Developing Manufacturing Workers Who Are Job-Ready on Day One

Over the next decade, 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 60% of them are likely to be unfilled due to the talent shortage. How can we close that number (and the skills gap)?

ULTIMAKER PARTNERS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS TO DEVELOP A NEW ONLINE COURSE ON 3D PRINTING

Ultimaker, a leading 3D printer manufacturer, has partnered with the University of Illinois, and Coursera, an education platform that offers online courses from top universities and organizations worldwide, to create a series of 3D printing courses that will be open to learners around the world.

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