• March 1, 2017
    The Advanced Manufacturing Report is Now Available

    In a collaborative effort, Bridgewater State University’s Institute for Policy Analysis and Regional Engagement (IPARE); Ricciardi’s College of Business’ Management Department; and the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board united to identify the gap between employer needs for Advanced Manufacturing […]

  • October 30, 2015
    Manufacturing Field Trip at Evans Machine

    “There are misconceptions that manufacturing is a dirty, unfulfilling, hard-to-make-money kind of job. We are trying to educate and make awareness of the opportunities here in manufacturing,” said Dan Evans. The Owner and President of Evans machine, Dan Evans […]

  • October 6, 2015
    Manufacturing Day 2015

    On October 2nd, fourty-five students from Plouffe Academy in Brockton, MA boarded a bus for a field trip to AccuRounds, a precision manufacturing company in Avon. The field trip was in celebration of Manufacturing Day, a national campaign to […]

  • February 3, 2015
    Lean Manufacturing And The End Of The Manufacturing Skills Training Program

    Lean production has become increasingly important in the manufacturing industry, both as a process and as a necessary job skill. Originally derived from the Japanese Automotive Industry it emphasizes reducing cost and increasing quality by increasing efficiency through the removal of […]

  • January 12, 2015
    BAWIB’s Manufacturing Training Has Begun!

    The Manufacturing Training Program, a partnership between the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board, CareerWorks and Mass MEP got started last week. The month long program will include shop math, blueprint reading, lean manufacturing, CNC lathe & milling concepts, metrology […]

  • October 6, 2014
    Manufacturing Day at AccuRounds!

    Last Friday BAWIB took over 30 students from the Raymond and Ashfield middle schools to AccuRounds for a mid-day field trip. The tour, which was open to many of the local area schools consisted of a walk-around of the newly […]