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Kids find the cool behind manufacturing

By Gabriella Canales, Butler Eagle The coolest part of manufacturing is creating something from nothing, according to 14-year-old Ryan McLister. “Materials can start bare and turn into something cool and goes through a really long process just to go out in the public,” said the Butler Area Intermediate High School eight-grader. Ryan is a member […]

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Burrell students get high-tech homework assignment from electronics maker

By Mary Ann Thomas, Trib Live Talk about your homework. Burrell High School students took home a robotic arm, a 3D printer and a heavy assignment from a visit to a Harrison circuit board producer. Tuesday’s visit to EPD Electronics by 14 Burrell students wasn’t your typical field trip and, according to school administrators and […]

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Grant to support development of mobile game to help Pennsylvania residents land manufacturing jobs

By Kevin Randolph, Pennsylvania Business Report Catalyst Connection, an industrial resource center supporting the growth of small manufacturers in western Pennsylvania, will receive a grant to support the development of a mobile game designed to help individuals obtain jobs in the manufacturing sector. Catalyst Connection is partnering with Pittsburgh-based game developer Simcoach Games to create […]

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Mobile Game Preps Pennsylvanians for Manufacturing Jobs

By John Clay, We Are Central PA Harrisburg – Governor Tom Wolf announced that thousands of dollars will be spent on a mobile game, to help Pennsylvanians get hired for manufacturing jobs. “Catalyst Connection” is an industrial resource center that’s creating the game with Pittsburgh developer “Simcoach Games.” The app will allow users to practice […]

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What’s so cool about manufacturing? Check out the winners of Catalyst Connection’s student video contest.

By Bill O’Toole, NEXT Pittsburgh What’s so cool about manufacturing? For school-age filmmakers in the Pittsburgh region, that’s both a question and an invitation to learn about their local economy. On Wednesday night, the nonprofit workforce development organization Catalyst Connection hosted its annual reception and video contest at Heinz Field. The theme of the evening, attended by more than […]

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Manufacturing PA Innovation Program is awarding $3 million to transform statewide tech & research projects

By Bill O’Toole, NEXT Pittsburgh Students, politicians and business leaders across the Keystone State are joining forces to shape the future of manufacturing. In two weeks, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) will announce the second round of awards for the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program. The grants, which range from $25,000 to $70,000, […]

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Middle school students compete in video contest that asks ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’

By Stephen Huba, Trib Live The winners of a contest that paired 20 Western Pennsylvania manufacturers with 20 middle schools will be announced at Catalyst Connection’s annual manufacturing reception on Wednesday. The middle school students were encouraged to go behind the scenes and interview employees of local companies and submit videos for the “What’s So […]

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RMU to open manufacturing laboratory in the Lower Hill

By Luke Torrance, Pittsburgh Business Times Robert Morris University is adding on to its Energy Innovation Center. The university announced Monday that it would be opening a state-of-the-art additive manufacturing laboratory at the center, located in the Lower Hill District of Pittsburgh. The laboratory will be operated by the university’s School of Engineering, Mathematics and […]

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The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Announces $20 Million Available for Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer

From the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy As part of this week’s funding opportunity (FOA) announcement  from the Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Office for approximately  $37 million, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) expects to fund more than 100 new projects, totaling approximately […]

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Pittsburgh nonprofit to bring machinist training program to EWCTC next year

BY NICK CAMMUSOBulletin StaffWriter As the demand for machinists in southwestern Pennsylvania continues to grow, a Pittsburgh based nonprofit is doing its part to fill the void. New Century Careers plans to add its Manufacturing 2000 (M2K) program at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) in Derry Township early next year. Implementation of the […]

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