Robots don’t take jobs, but turn manufacturers into educators

ADVANCED EQUIPMENT: Dave Zawacki, left, engineer, and Misha Pierre-Mike, sales and marketing manager, at Evans Capacitor Co. in East Providence. They are examining some of their advanced material-processing equipment that uses extreme temperature and pressure to form high-reliability capacitor parts.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
ADVANCED EQUIPMENT: Dave Zawacki, left, engineer, and Misha Pierre-Mike, sales and marketing manager, at Evans Capacitor Co. in East Providence. They are examining some of their advanced material-processing equipment that uses extreme temperature and pressure to form high-reliability capacitor parts. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
For years, we’ve heard about the shortage of labor in advanced manufacturing, with technological skills now the must-have labor asset for any company that makes things. Case in point: Among medium- and large-sized employers, “talent” was the No. 1 concern in a needs survey conducted by Polaris MEP – a division of the University of…

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