Blog: Blog

Impact Washington Announces the Appointment of Craig Hanela as Chairman of the Board

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | News Release
After 15 years of service Joe Heim, hands over the role to the new board chairman. Impact Washington, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension P... Read More

Creating an Effective Workforce Development Plan

Sunday, August 22, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce
Since industrialization shifted its first gears and powered its operations by mechanical means, there has always been a need among manufacturers to consider what’s coming next? What new and i... Read More

EARLY DETECTION PROGRAM: HELPING INDUSTRIES SAFELY REOPEN WORK PLACES

Monday, July 26, 2021 | Workforce, COVID-19
  Washington State Businesses Get Back To Work With IHME's Early Detection Program Join Washington State Employers that have already implemented the Early Detection Program. This no-c... Read More

CMMC Compliance: What Is It And Why Do You Need To Know?

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | Cybersecurity, Manufacturing
In a growing IT market, there is an even greater need for cybersecurity. The Department of Defense (DoD) is implementing new changes to policies related to contractors. The Cybersecurity Maturity... Read More

10 Keys to Recruiting Employees in the Manufacturing Industry

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce
Recruiting employees for manufacturing jobs requires looking for skilled talent in several ways. For continuous improvement in workforce development, HR professionals and hiring managers must use d... Read More

The Most Important Soft Skills for Manufacturing Engineers

Monday, May 24, 2021 | Workforce
Becoming an engineer can be a lucrative career, with manufacturing engineers making an average yearly salary of $91,010. The industry continues to grow, with an expected 140,000 jobs ... Read More

New Tax Credit Available for Businesses and Nonprofits that Offer Paid Leave to Their Employees to Get Vaccinated.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | News Release, Workforce
April 21, 2020 - President Biden called on employers across America to do everything they can to help their employees – and their communities – get vaccinated. As part of that effort, ... Read More

10 best practices for implementation of lean manufacturing

Friday, April 9, 2021 | Lean, Manufacturing
Many businesses have implemented cutting-edge strategies that require lean manufacturing. These techniques could increase productivity, eliminate waste, decrease numerous types of expenses, optimize t... Read More

Job Skills Program Applications Now Being Accepted! Round 1 Application Deadline is May 31, 2021.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce, Grant
  Job Skills Program (JSP) awards grants to licensed educational institutions in Washington. Funds are awarded on a first-approved, rolling basis throughout the fiscal year. Washington&rs... Read More

Circular Innovation Challenge 2021: A Pitch Competition for Best Waste-to-Market Manufactured Product Idea

Circular Innovation Challenge 2021: a virtual pitch competition for the best-manufactured product idea using ‘waste’ or recycled materials. Awards include a $10,000 cash prize, mentorsh... Read More