Solutions for Building a Skilled Manufacturing Workforce

Tuesday, March 6, 3–4:15 p.m.

Demand for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry is on the rise. It’s anticipated that more than 2 million skilled positions will be open in the next 5–10 years. However, individuals are not pursuing educational pathways to learn the necessary skills — mainly because many do not realize manufacturing is indeed a viable and growing career path. This session will provide innovative solutions for helping educational institutions and manufacturers build a pipeline of skilled employees to help fill this demand.

Presented by: Bill Gaines, Chairman, Senior Engineer, Transfer Flow Inc.; and Kirste Webb, CF APMP Fellow, Executive Director, Visionary Center for Sustainable Communities