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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 268: Improving Student’s Knowledge of Advanced Manufacturing

A female student or laboratory assistant in the automation laboratory is debugging the work of the 3d printer. 3d printer is a device for modeling 3D objects

Conrad Mercurius, Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing Tech, joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the programs available at Raritan Valley Community College for students to improve their knowledge of advanced manufacturing, and the participation of employers.


Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Conrad Mercurius

Conrad MercuriusProgram Coordinator at Raritan Valley Community College

• Develop and maintain course outlines, syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, tests, and other course materials
• Participate in professional development and/or other activities that may include in-services, courses, and/or seminars, to advance instructional and technical skills as well as knowledge within the field of study.
• Participate in community service activities on behalf of the college, to advance the college’s relationships within its service area, as appropriate for department/division.
• Oversee the development and improvement of program curriculum.
• Manage all aspects of the daily operation of the program including but not limited to scheduling; equipment purchasing and maintenance; budget monitoring; inventory of supplies and equipment, writing and maintaining lab policies and procedures.
• Recruit, schedule, orient, and mentor program instructors/faculty.
• Collaborate with instructors, faculty, and staff to conduct advisory board meetings.
• Develop and prepare program/department assessment (internal Academic Program Review and external accreditation) and accreditation material.
• Provide academic leadership and administrative direction for faculty, instructors and students within the program/department.
• Establish, maintain, and monitor departmental policies and procedures that support effective, responsive, high quality education.
• Coordinate laboratory support, i.e. personnel, equipment purchase, ensuring lab labels are correct, and repair
• Develop and implement grants for the department/program as appropriate
• Assist in the recruitment of students. This includes participation in college recruitment activities, i.e. open houses, K-12 partnerships, visit high schools, and industry as appropriate
• Work in collaboration with Institutional Research to ensure ongoing assessment of program outcomes. This may include distribution, collection and analysis of student learning outcomes.

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