Advanced Manufacturing

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Burgard High School in Buffalo has new opportunities to train for advanced manufacturing. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley attended a grand opening Friday of the school's new welding, auto and machine tool labs. 

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

As Buffalo's new economy shifts to high tech manufacturing there is a strong need for trained employees.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says STEM training is playing a key role to prepare the future workforce for advanced manufacturing job.  

The U.S. Department of Labor has presented the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County with a $2.9 million grant to grow apprenticeship programs in Western New York, something local labor and government leaders say is important as manufacturing makes a comeback in the United States.

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Colleges across the country may soon compete to be designated as “Manufacturing Universities.”

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A new program has been created to prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing. Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy was in Buffalo Wednesday to announce the plan to create an advanced manufacturing early college program at Burgard High School.

Mind-controlled robots no longer science fiction

Nov 29, 2013
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Researchers at the University at Buffalo are studying how mind-controlled robots can be utilized in the manufacturing sector. The team is also working to make the technology more affordable for companies.

Argonne National Laboratory

Several New York State economic development agencies have joined forces with the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise under the marketing umbrella ‘NY Loves Nanotech’. The collaboration aimed to gain support for the region's semiconductor industry during a global nanotech conference in San Francisco.

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Making the decision to change careers and return to education can be daunting in a challenging job market. Western New York native Sabrina Cascucci left a stable job to go back to college at 38-years old to try and make an impact in the field of medical technology.

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The quiet farming community of Alabama, N.Y. sits amongst acres of farm and wetland. It’s also the site chosen for a new Science Technology and Manufacturing Park or STAMP.

Regional Council investing in manufacturing sector

May 2, 2013
Ashley Hassett / WBFO

The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council says it will invest some of the 'Buffalo Billion' funds in the state budget into addressing the shortage of workers in the advanced manufacturing sector.

Charter School for Applied Technologies.

A new program aims to promote high-tech manufacturing careers in high schools across Western New York.  Dream it, Do it WNY educates high school students that there are more careers available in the area than meets the eye.

U.S. Senator Gillibrand pushes manufacturing bill

Feb 11, 2013
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Harper International in Lancaster Monday to announce the “Made in America Manufacturing Act.” It’s the Senator’s first bill to go before the new Congress.