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Attracting and Training the Next Generation Manufacturing Workforce

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Moderator: Conrad Leiva

The manufacturing industry is facing a massive number of unfilled positions and the lack of skilled resources has become an obstacle for manufacturers seeking to implement implementing new technologies and methodologies on the factory floor. Manufacturers are seeking people with the right skills for the advanced manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow and need ways to upskill their current staff for the complex manufacturing process of the future. This panel discusses the challenges and the types of education solutions that organizations are implementing to help close the gap. It is vital that manufacturers and educators act now to grow the next generation of industrial workers.

  • Conrad Leiva
    Vice President of Ecosystem & Workforce Development
    CESMII
  • Jeannine Kunz
    Chief Workforce Development Officer
    Tooling U-SME
  • Kurtis Webb
    Operations Manager
    Pella Corporation