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How We Can Solve the Skill Shortage & Attract the Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers

Michele is founder and president of ElectroFab Sales, a sales agency specializing in helping manufacturers select the right processes for their products since 1985. She is currently a director on the board of the and the San Diego Inventors Forum and is also Chair of the California chapter of the Coalition for a Prosperous America. Michele is the author of Rebuild Manufacturing - the key to American Prosperity and Can American Manufacturing Be Saved? Why We Should and How We Can available at She has written regular articles for Industry Week's e-Newsline, as well as many other........

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This webinar will describe the current industry association-led programs for training workers. It will also describe different programs currently in place around the country for career technical education at the high school and community college level. It will provide information on new initiatives and collaboration between industry, foundations, and education to attract the new generation of manufacturing workers. 
It will provide information on several new initiatives around the country that are successfully attracting youth to manufacturing careers.

Why should you attend?

It is important to understand the reasons why we have a skills shortage before you can address solutions to the problem. The problem is complex and won't fix itself. Solving the problem will require several coordinated strategies and actions. 
It?s important to learn about the remedies that may solve the skills shortage and attract the next generation of manufacturing workers.
This problem cannot be solved by government and our educational system alone. If executives of the manufacturing industry don't become involved, this problem will only get worse and have a serious effect on the ability of the U. S. industrial base to be competitive in the global marketplace.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Industry Association training programs
  • Career Technical Training at High Schools
  • Career Technical Training at Community Colleges
  • School Mentoring Programs 
  • Training for Veterans
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Advanced training for companies

Who can Benefit:

  • CEOs
  • Presidents
  • V. P.s
  • General Managers and Owners of Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Job shop companies and
  • Contract manufacturers

Webinar Id: ISSMH0010

Duration: 60 mins

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