Created through the John and Kelley Joseph Family Foundation, the Datanomix Scholarship for Manufacturing Students has donated thousands of dollars to several deserving institutions.
Manufacturing in the United States has experienced a resurgence in the past few years due to a desire for US-based companies to reshore their manufacturing, primarily to address supply chain issues and to increase the quality of the parts they have manufactured (think Made In America). But with this increase in demand, labor shortages have hampered the growth of many factories.
The Datanomix Automated Production Intelligence™ platform offers some respite from labor shortages through increased efficiencies and support for automated operations like robotics. But we wanted to do more. So to help ensure manufacturing in the United States continues to build on its recent success, Datanomix has been working to assist and develop a new generation of manufacturing professionals with charitable donations to trade schools and associations.
And why do we do this?
- We truly love manufacturing. After spending time with hundreds of precision manufacturing professionals over the past five years, we can honestly say that the industry is populated by some of the most genuine, honest, and hard-working people we’ve ever met. There’s a true sense of community and a desire to pay it forward to the next generation, and we’re all on board!
- More technology-savvy professionals. Selfishly, we want to help young people get trained on the latest and greatest manufacturing technology. Our technology is designed to support digital transformation, and the more young people who understand modern manufacturing technologies, the better it is for Datanomix.
- It’s the right thing to do. From day one, the manufacturing industry has been very supportive of what we are trying to accomplish—to transform the manufacturing industry through the use of applied data. Not only were manufacturers generous with their time, but their insights helped us make better product design decisions.
Created through the John and Kelley Joseph Family Foundation, the Datanomix Scholarship for Manufacturing Students has donated thousands of dollars to several deserving institutions. “Kelley and I have maintained an annual giving program for over ten years. John Joseph said, “We have refined our patronage to support people trying to get advanced education, but don’t have access to funding without a lot of heavy lifting. We’re giving back to the communities that gave to us years ago when we were in the same place.”
“We have refined our patronage to support people who are trying to get advanced education, but don’t have access to funding without a lot of heavy lifting. We’re giving back to the communities that gave to us years ago when we were in the same place.”—John Joseph, former CEO, Datanomix
“It’s very personal for me. When my father returned from Japan in 1946, he used his GI Bill money, not for a college education but to purchase equipment to start his own manufacturing business in Springfield, Massachusetts. He spent his life there and taught us that the strength in America is our ability to scale massively on just about anything we put our minds to. Manufacturing in America is not optional.”
Here are the programs chosen based on their manufacturing focus and the associated CNC programs within that curriculum:
- Workshops for Warriors: Workshops for Warriors Scholarship
- Asnuntuck Community College: Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center
- Pathfinder Regional VocTech High School: Advanced Manufacturing Program
- Community College of Rhode Island: Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing
- Goodwin University: Goodwin Foundation Datanomix Fall Scholarship
- Westfield Technical Academy: Datanomix Manufacturing Scholarship
“In 2022, our donations will help people in the greater New England area and with Workshops for Warriors, returning veterans on a national scale.” commented Joseph. “We all have a responsibility to invest in one of the most core pieces of our country’s infrastructure, Manufacturing.”
Datanomix will continue to support the education of manufacturing professionals across the United States. If your organization provides training in advanced manufacturing, please reach out to Datanomix. We’d love to help if we can!
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