Dallas community colleges building workforce development center
Garland, TX facility to serve growing regional manufacturing needs
The Dallas County Community College system has approved a new workforce training center in Garland, TX. The need for more skilled manufacturing workers in an area with more than 350 companies prompted the college board to site the workforce training center. The Dallas Morning News reported that despite some concern from nearby residents that the school would not have a more broad-based curriculum, business and education leaders content the facility is just what the region needs. They said it also fulfills the evolving mission of community colleges to be flexible in finding and developing new ways to serve the community.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey