June 2023

Workforce Development

Developing a World-Class Workforce

An organization is completely reliant upon its people, and people can only do as much as their skillset and knowledge will allow. With the widening skills gap, training is the best way to prevent these negative outcomes and reduce the human error element at your facility. — Alejandro Trujillo

Alejandro Trujillo
author photo Alejandro Trujillo began his career as technical program coordinator for the Maintenance and Reliability Conference Latin America (www.cmc-latam.com), gaining unparalleled experience and insight into the needs of maintenance and reliability professionals. Currently working as the CEO of Pabelon (www.pabelon.com), a novel skills-development company specialized in reliability, maintenance, and asset management, his duties include leading a team of education specialists and experts from top companies; developing unique training programs for industries all over the world (with a focus on practicality and usefulness of knowledge); and ensuring all delivered training aligns with the company’s and person’s professional objectives. Learn More

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Workforce Development: The Skills Gap Solution

Reliable Plant Reliable Plant

The skills gap facing our industry is a growing and ever-present concern for companies across the globe. As more experienced team members retire, we must help develop the newer workforce into an informed and insightful asset that will support our business goals and objectives. Read More »


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Developing a Maintenance Training Plan

Alejandro Trujillo Alejandro Trujillo

Developing a maintenance training plan is critical for companies that rely on complex machinery and equipment. By investing in the skills and knowledge of your maintenance professionals, you can unlock their full potential, drive business value, and improve customer satisfaction. Read More »


4 minute read

Driving Asset Investments with Leadership, Trust and Data

Dan Anderson Dan Anderson

Companies are being held accountable for their decisions and must utilize their data to not only defend their decisions, but make accurate predictions based on risk and probability. Organizations that understand this will be successful in driving continuous improvement. Read More »


Advice for a New Maintenance Manager

Joe Kuhn Joe Kuhn

Advice for a New Maintenance Manager

Join industry expert Joe Kuhn as he reveals what it takes for someone to succeed as a new maintenance manager and improve the maintenance and reliability culture that they inherited.


5 minute read

7 Ways CMMS Helps Hire and Retain Employees

Jeff O’Brien Jeff O’Brien

The competition for talent has been intensifying for years, and good reliability professionals are increasingly difficult to find and retain. But, with the help of a CMMS system, a company can make itself a more desirable place to work. Read More »

Spot the Maintenance Mistake

Spot the Maintenance Mistake


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Surviving the Reliability Engineer’s Job Market

Adrian Messer Adrian Messer Chris Pepin Chris Pepin

The reliability industry job market is competitive and daunting, and it can leave job seekers feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. But by understanding what makes a job personally and professionally fulfilling, you can find the one that best supports your career aspirations. Read More »


5 minute read

Augmented Reality Solves the Skills Gap

Preston Johnson Preston Johnson

Many companies are experiencing skilled labor shortages due to an aging and retiring workforce, and to survive this, we will need to rethink training and workforce development, making them exciting, relevant, and engaging. Those that innovate will stand above those that don’t. Read More »


How to Rebuild Our Skilled Trade Talent Pipeline

Wes Edmiston and special guest Jennifer Wilkerson discuss the history of vocational education, how it’s responsible for the current shortage of skilled tradespersons, and what workforce development resources are available to help bridge this gap. Read More »


5 minute read

Building a Training Plan for Employee Development

Michael Meehan Michael Meehan

As reliability leaders, it’s our responsibility to provide team member development, but we often find ourselves without a training plan, few available resources, and a shortage of skills. Where do we start, and how do we get traction on this problem? Read More »


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6 Simple Strategies to Improve Staff Communication and Visibility

Rob Press Rob Press

Manufacturing is a competitive industry, and without communication between team members and management, chaos can ensue. When improving the communication and visibility at your facility, there are six simple strategies to ensure your success. Read More »