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Last Wednesday, on June 6th, The Century Foundation hosted Inclusion & Industry 4.0 at the UIC Student Center in Chicago. The summit was the third in a regional series organized by the High Wage America campaign of The Century Foundation's Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative to develop bold ideas to make America a high-wage society again in manufacturing communities across the country. The Conference had three main panels. The first one presented a recent research project, highlighting manufacturing’s significance in the Chicago region and the sector’s potential to meet the needs of Black and Latino communities. "Underpinning this analysis is the belief that Chicago’s di


The week of May 28th, Erica Staley was invited to represent Manufacturing Renaissance at the International Encounters on Vocational Training: Anticipating the Future conference in San Sebastián, Spain. The conference was attended by 1800 people from 47 different countries. Manufacturing Renaissance was invited by Tknika (Tech-nika), an affiliate of the Basque Government, which governs the autonomous Basque region in northern Spain. Various presenters provided informative context for the implications, challenges and opportunities that “Industry 4.0” has for our education and training systems. This picture was taken at the Tknika facility and it's a demonstration of how virtual reality tools c

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