Life Cycle Engineering launches the Life Cycle Institute
After delivering training and education solutions to industry and government for more than three decades, Life Cycle Engineering opened its new, expanded flagship educational facility in Charleston, SC, as part of the Life Cycle Institute. With annual student attendance tripling over the last three years, LCE's new Charleston campus
“The Life Cycle Institute further demonstrates LCE's commitment to supporting growing and evolving customer training requirements, both at the client site and in an open enrollment environment,” said Jim Fei, chairman and CEO of LCE.
As a learning source for reliability excellence, the Life Cycle Institute offers a venue to further professional development. The institute uses adult learning methods that emphasize hands-on learning.
Current course offerings include LCE’s two flagship courses, Reliability Excellence for Managers and Maintenance Planning & Scheduling. New courses include PM/PdM Best Practices, Management Skills for Supervisors and MRO Materials Management Best Practices, with continuing education credits offered
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Annual Salary Survey
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.
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