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Finding skilled workers at the technician level and above has proven to be an increasingly difficult task for American Manufacturers nationwide. In the Hudson Valley, the story is no different. With an average age for skilled industrial employees falling somewhere between 45 and 55,  business owners, corporations and government officials are getting nervous about where the next batch of talent will come from. New York State (as well...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Pundits claim we are in the midst of what has been dubbed The Fourth Industrial Revolution. It's a hot topic among academics, business leaders, and politicians. Growth of Civilization: Museum of Natural History How did we get here? Watch this 6-minute YouTube video about the rate of civilization's growth, and if you don't fall asleep in the first five minutes, you'll arrive at an acceleration on...

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Kayla Marchant of Rhinebeck, N.Y. is a recent graduate of SUNY New Paltz' College of Mechanical Engineering.

Our Q&A with Kayla Marchant of Fala Technologies. It’s no secret that the advanced manufacturing sector in the Hudson Valley, like everywhere else, is facing enormous pressure to try to fill jobs and simultaneously cultivate a pipeline of future talent. One recent graduate from SUNY New Paltz College of Mechanical Engineering, Kayla Marchant of Rhinebeck, N.Y., offered a few clues and tips as to how encouraging design-led...

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Ceres Technologies, according to its CEO is "a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company specializing in the design and build of advanced semiconductor, energy, transportation, and fiber optic production equipment." They are also a T-SEC partner, utilizing our helium leak detector equipment, which we make available to qualifying New York State manufacturers and startups....

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As the economy continues to surge forward, the surprising news isn't that manufacturing growth in the United States is growing. It isn't even that blue collar job employers can't find enough workers. The surprising news is that CNC Machining jobs and other typically blue collar jobs are attracting a new breed of Millennial and  Gen Z worker: hipster blue collar workers. Blue-collar millennials and Gen Z's think differently. Whether...

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Rockland Community College and Helen Hayes Hospital brought together by T-SEC in 3D Print Center Collaboration 3D Printing is how businesses and manufacturers in the lower Hudson Valley are discovering they can quickly prototype their designs to test them, or, staying current with worldwide manufacturing trends, actually create a finished product. T-SEC, a Hudson Valley-based 501c-3, with a focus on economic development and job creation, has been...

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SUNY Community College's President Baston has a focus on employability skills. RCC Community College's 7th President, Dr. Michael Baston, is an educator keenly aware that recent economic disruptions have occurred putting untrained Americans at risk in an economy that thrives on change In recent years there have been between four and five million open, unfilled jobs in the US Economy. Meaning, jobs that go begging. In fact, as of...

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  3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Additive manufacturing is a leading edge production technique that has been disrupting and revolutionizing the manufacturing industry for the last decade. The disruption continues. To the layperson, the terminology can be confusing, but you should know that additive manufacturing and 3D printing are mostly the same things! They both use CAD programs to create a prototype. This prototype is then printed using the material...

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  Not so boring: engineering feat passes halfway mark in Hudson Valley What’s a TBM named NORA doing in Newburgh you say? Well, first of all, let's explain: TBM stands for “Tunnel Boring Machine” and in our neck of the woods (the Hudson Valley), one heck of a beaut of a TBM is working underfoot. Literally, it's moving earth 600 feet under the Hudson River city of Newburgh, N.Y., Now,...

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Unlimited Tomorrow prototypes prosthetic limbs using a T-SEC funded, HP printer.

T-SEC starts 2019 with a look back at key accomplishments and a look forward to a bright future. T-SEC was founded over ten years ago when the Hudson Valley was hit hard by a changing regional and global economy. Spurred to respond, a handful of regional corporate leaders, helped by political friend, U.S. Representative Maurice D. Hinchey, focused on encouraging economic growth and prosperity by creating initiatives that...

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  Haverstraw, N.Y. SUNY Rockland has announced several new programs identified as a part of their Middle Skills Academy. The 3D Lab at Haverstraw will host one of the programs,  a new CAD and 3D Skills Course which will be taught at TSEC's 3D SMARTT Lab. The 3D SMARTT Lab features a number of printers including the Stratasys j750, a powerhouse of technology that is being used at...

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