A groundbreaking program at Hanover High School gives students the inspiration and experience they need to step right into real-world careers in manufacturing. It's a holistic approach to vocational education, and one state officials are hoping can be replicated across Pennsylvania.
There's a new head honcho at this West Philadelphia institution. Keystone Edge chatted with him about his varied resume, his greatest successes and failures, the best ways to foster innovation, and how he plans to bridge the gap between the local community and the Science Center.
Pittsburgh is a global hub for the autonomous vehicle industry, with a hotbed of study at Carnegie Mellon and a plethora of thriving startups — including one that received a $1 billion investment from Ford. Recent setbacks have made national news, but this PA city is still betting big on self-driving cars.
Inspired by the 1940 York Plan, an initiative that boosted manufacturing during World War II, the York Plan 2.0 is a rethinking of the city's economy around robotics and a 240,000-square-foot innovation district.
Running September 30 - October 6, Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week spotlights the employment opportunities and economic impact of this essential sector. Keystone Edge chatted with DCED Secretary Dennis M. Davin to learn more.
Counter to many narratives about the death of manufacturing in southwestern PA, in 2016 the sector accounted for the most investment dollars ($6.1 billion), the most deals (50 companies expanding or relocating), and the most new and retained jobs (3,667).
4moms uses robotics and technology to make their inventions simpler and safer. From a self-installing carseat to a magnet-centric high chair, their products have one goal in mind: giving parents what they want.
Companies working on a physical product are often underestimated by investors. This event at AlphaLab Gear (April 19-20) looks to change that by highlighting up to a dozen startups from across the globe, and introducing them to Steel City in the process.
Looking to get hands on? These community-centric spaces are giving Pennsylvanians young and old the opportunity to build, create, craft, manufacture and design. Whether you're in Altoona, Philadelphia or State College, there's probably a makerspace near you.