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Understanding Cybersecurity Risk Management

Friday, October 15, 2021 | Cybersecurity
Manufacturing was the second most targeted industry by cybercriminals in 2020. Washington State manufacturers need to step up their cyber security measures to meet this risi... Read More

Manufacturing Day 2021 | Statewide In-Person and Virtual Events

Monday, October 11, 2021 | News Release
Inspiring the Next Generation of Manufacturers VIEW 2021 #MFG DAY EVENTS IN WASHINGTON Manufacturing Day Mission Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) gives manufacturers an opportunity to open their d... Read More

Governor Inslee Issues Proclamation Recognizing National Manufacturing Day and Washington Manufacturing Month

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Manufacturing, News Release
In recognition of the importance of the manufacturing industry in Washington State, Governor Jay Inslee issued a Ceremonial Proclamation recognizing October as Manufacturing Month.   Go... Read More

We're Just Days Away from MFG Day 2021!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce
Help us inspire the next generation of manufacturers and educate students, parents, teachers, and the public on manufacturers' vital role in our lives. If you're a manufacturer and are hosting an... Read More

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