A new report investigating the strength of US manufacturing and specifically the defense sector has detailed an "unprecedented set of challenges" that have left the entire industrial base "under threat".
In late September, Boeing and the National Science Foundation revealed a new $21m partnership to improve training in critical skill areas and increase knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
What if the entire maritime operation - every boat on every body of water - could connect across one system? A system so advanced that it might be impossible to tell the difference between human and AI-crews. Is that the future of the maritime industry?
The Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) is now training over 60 young people studying towards their mechatronics, machining, tool making, welding and production operative apprenticeships.