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State of the Additive Manufacturing Workforce in Northeast Ohio

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State of the Additive Manufacturing Workforce in Northeast Ohio September 8th-9th, 2016

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State of the Additive Manufacturing Workforce in Northeast Ohio

  1. 1. The New Growth Group, LLC 1427 East 36th Street, Suite 2004A 216.471.8228 Cleveland, Ohio 44114 www.newgrowthgroup.com State of the Additive Manufacturing Workforce in Northeast Ohio September 8th-9th, 2016
  2. 2. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com State of AM Workforce - Agenda • Project Background • Contracted (required) third-party independent grant evaluation • Summary of Themes • Key findings from research and analyses • Quantifying the Themes • Breaking down research and analyses • Action Items & Key Takeaways • Q & A
  3. 3. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com Project Background Evaluating a $2.5M grant Difference in Differences Plan with Implementation Assessment Comparisons Execute Adjust and Fill in Holes Graphs Order Frequency by Spend ($K) $1,500.0 $1,000.0 $100. 0 $900. 0$700. 0 0 500 $400.0 1,00 0 Spend ($K) 1,500
  4. 4. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com Problem Solving The program, and thus the evaluation, have continually evolved. Initial Concept • Program development: Five new AM certificates of achievement; a new one-year certificate; leading into existing associates • Integrate developmental education acceleration strategies • Implement new advising and career coaching technologies for students Challenges • USDOL budget approval delays (non-standard grant award at outset) • Creating all new programs; time- consuming approval processes • Staffing: project leadership turnover; finding and hiring AM expertise • Job market and skill set learning curve • Low participant enrollments • Low demand in job market for AM technical workers 36 month period of performance: Oct 2012 – Sep 2015, later granted a 6 mo. extension
  5. 5. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com Evolution • Five new s/t certs; a new one-year cert • Engage employers in design; internships • Enhance w/ cohorts, learning communities, block sched, and hybrid learning Program Development Proposed Actual • Two new s/t certs; a new one-year cert • On track; emerging • Hybrid learning only • Assessment/ placement prep and retake process • Embed contextualized developmental content into certificate programming; supplement with bridge programs Developmental Education Acceleration • Utilizing existing college processes • Still emerging; limited need to date for a new dev ed strategy among recruited set of AM students • Upgrade existing advising technologies • Require career coaching and advising for all participants • Integrate a Prior Learning Credit process • Partner with One Stops Technology- enabled career coaching and advising • Intro to AM online course developed with Tooling U; EMSI Career Assessment purchased but not implemented • Career coaching required • Relying on college’s overall effort to utilize prior learning tools • Coordination with One Stop has occured
  6. 6. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com Framing Tri-C’s role in the AM ecosystem • This is an example of a community college majorly participating and leading an economic development effort. • They are playing a convening and organizing role in a sector that is in the process of adopting a new technology. • Business using and trying out AM are an innovative and future-looking set of companies.
  7. 7. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com State of AM Workforce - Agenda • Project Background • Contracted (required) third-party independent grant evaluation • Summary of Themes • Key findings from research and analyses • Quantifying the Themes • Breaking down research and analyses • Action Items & Key Takeaways • Q & A
  8. 8. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com • AM industry is growing in jobs, revenue, and spread of technology • Key national stakeholders are located regionally • Businesses who invest in AM are successful in sales and employment • Schools (Tri-C) must be careful to not put the cart before the horse; meet the demand where it is • There is little demand for AM production workers • There is demand among prototyping and design workers • AM is a skill set adopted within many occupations • Engineers, designers, and drafters • Jobs requiring AM skills pay well and are steady Themes Key findings throughout research
  9. 9. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com State of AM Workforce - Agenda • Project Background • Contracted (required) third-party independent grant evaluation • Summary of Themes • Key findings from research and analyses • Quantifying the Themes • Breaking down research and analyses • Action Items & Key Takeaways • Q & A
  10. 10. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com • Primary AM revenue of products and services: $4.1 billion in 2014 • $21.3 billion predicted growth by 2020 AM industry is growing and successful Growth occurring worldwide Source: Wohlers, 2015
  11. 11. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com • Our region is unique • America Makes: National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute • Youngstown Business Incubator: #1 university-affiliated business incubator; Offers funding for 3D printing start-ups AM industry is growing and successful Growth occurring regionally, and stakeholders are a key to success
  12. 12. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com • Over 350 businesses in the region • 18-county Northeast Ohio region is used for analyses AM industry is growing and successful Many businesses and stakeholders are involved with AM Source: NETS, 2013
  13. 13. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com • AM-related businesses grown in sales in last 10 years • $4.8 billion total sales in 2004 • $5.4 billion total sales in 2013 • 13% increase • Manufacturing has seen a decline in sales in last 10 years • $71.7 billion total sales in 2004 • $65.8 billion total sales in 2013 • 8% decrease Sales growth Indexed Sales 113 100 92 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 AM Index Manufacturing Index
  14. 14. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com • AM-related businesses have grown in employment in last 10 years • 2004: 42,018 total employees • 2013: 48,318 total employees • 15% increase • Manufacturing has declined in employment in last 10 years • 2004: 566,146 total employees • 2013: 534,240 total employees • 6% decrease Employment growth Indexed Employment 115 100 94 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 AM Index Manufacturing Index
  15. 15. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com • Low demand for workers whose primary job function is AM • When expanding the definition, potential grows to 1% of total job market (about 20,000 jobs) Aligning training programs with business needs is a key storyline 500 5000 20000 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 Individuals directly involved in AM production Individuals secondarily involved in AM production Occupations that utilize skills relevant in AM
  16. 16. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com • Engineering, Bachelor’s Level: • Industrial Engineers • Mechanical Engineers • Aerospace Engineers • Engineers, All Other • Engineering, Associate’s Level: • Industrial Engineering Technicians • Mechanical Engineering Technicians • Engineering Technicians, All Other • Mechanical Drafters • Designers • Commercial and Industrial Designers • Graphic Designers AM is a skillset within occupations AM-related jobs
  17. 17. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com AM jobs are holding their own against a receding tide 12,485 11,770 11,548 3,770 3,551 3,414 1,411 1,196 1,123 4,565 4,144 4,053 0 2,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 10,000 12,000 14,000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Engineers, Bachelor's Level Engineers, Associate's Level Drafters Designers
  18. 18. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com • Numerous institutions incorporate elements of AM into curricula • Community colleges (4) • 4-year institutions (5) • Typically in: • Engineering • Design • Drafting Tri-C has the only dedicated AM program
  19. 19. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com • Over 600 students graduated with an AM- related award the 2014-2015 • 76% were Bachelor’s degree or higher • Individuals completing below bachelors that gain AM-related employment tend to be people with prior skills (other education or work experience) Certificate Length Number of Completers Short-Term 23 Long-Term 55 AAS 73 Bachelor’s 385 Master’s 87 Doctorate 13 Total 636 AM is a skill within a broader occupation Educational institutions are anticipating demand Number of students earning AM-related certificates; 2014-2015
  20. 20. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com AM is a skill within a broader occupation Key skills for the different occupations Job Description Hard Skills Needed Soft Skills Needed Engineering Occupations, Bachelor's Level:  Aerospace Engineers  Industrial Engineers  Mechanical Engineers  Engineers, All Other  Testing  Research  Analysis  Mechanical Engineering  Materials  Computer-Aided Design  AutoCAD  SolidWorks  Automation  Tooling  Operations  New Product Development  Critical Thinking  Fine Motor Skills  Reliability Engineering Occupations, Associate's Level:  Industrial Engineering Technicians  Mechanical Engineering Technicians  Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other  Manufacturing  Testing  Data Collection  Operations  Materials  Maintenance  Management  Repairing  Machining  Post-Production  Welding  Mechanical Aptitude  Engineering  Mathematics (Trig/Geometry)  Communication  Literacy  Fine Motor Skills  Imagination Mechanical Drafters  AutoCAD  Computer-Aided Design  Product Drafting  Product Development  Engineering  SolidWorks  Materials  Microsoft Office  Tooling  Mathematics (Trig/Geometry)  Learning  Literacy  Creativity  Visualization Designers:  Commercial and Industrial Designers  Graphic Designers  Engineering  Computer-Aided Design  Innovation  New Product Development  Management  Product Design  SolidWorks  Mathematics (Calculus/Trig/Geometry)  Sales  Marketing / Cost- Effectiveness  Creativity  Persuasive Communication  Team Management  Ethics  Brainstorming
  21. 21. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com State of AM Workforce - Agenda • Project Background • Contracted (required) third-party independent grant evaluation • Summary of Themes • Key findings from research and analyses • Quantifying the Themes • Breaking down research and analyses • Action Items & Key Takeaways • Q & A
  22. 22. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com Action Items & Key Takeaways • Industry leaders need to stay up-to-date on new technological advancements • Educational institutions have an important role pushing new information out to the field • Educational programs train students with skillsets that have broader applications • AM Skills are important to employers, but employers rarely hire AM-specific employees • People with a background in an AM-relevant fields will get high value from education in AM coursework • Designers, engineers, and drafters will get high value from short-term certificates
  23. 23. The New Growth Group, LLC www.newgrowthgroup.com State of AM Workforce - Agenda • Project Background • Contracted (required) third-party independent grant evaluation • Summary of Themes • Key findings from research and analyses • Quantifying the Themes • Breaking down research and analyses • Action Items & Key Takeaways • Q & A

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