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Category: Machining

Cultivating the future of machining

February 03, 2015 Posted by Chris Wysong

Keith Jennings of Cutting Tool Engineering discusses what he looks for in evaluating and hiring young employees. Cultivating the future of machining By: Keith Jennings (Cutting Tool Engineering) As Ive said many times before: Time flies when youre busy, and it sure has this year. One area keeping me busy is finding skilled workers. In the recent past, Ive had several opportunities to meet and communicate with younger job candidates. One was a high school career fair where I spoke with teenagers and other young people seeking career guidance and recommendations. I also responded to an email from a 19-year-old machinist who wanted career advice, including what habits and skills owners and managers are looking for in young, inexperienced employees. I appreciated the interest and the articulate, logical questions from decent kids trying to position themselves for a successful career. While pondering my answers, I realized how many young people need to hear this information and how important

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