February

Recruiting Florida’s Brightest: Talent Strategies for Manufacturers

Wednesday, 02/24/2016

Time:
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Purpose:
Provide information to Florida manufacturers so they are empowered to solve their workforce challenges, while connecting them to resources in their community they may tap into for a pipeline of skilled workers. Particular focus will be placed on a range of work-based learning solutions and ways manufacturers can connect with internships, student placements, and a diverse workforce including youth and veterans.

Register:
https://namissvr.nam.org/minisites/Meetings/Registration.aspx?MTG=MI20160224

Agenda

8:00

Welcome and Introduction: Paula Shepherd, Acting Plant Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

8:10

The Skills Gap and the Manufacturing Landscape
Abe Alangadan, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Dehryl McCall, Director, Business and Workforce Development, CareerSource Florida

8:30

The Case for Action: Dollars and Cents of Workforce Partnerships
Brent Weil, Senior Vice President, The Manufacturing Institute

8:50

Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Work-Based Learning and Student/Veteran Recruitment
Moderator: Brent Weil
Al Stimac, Metal Essence; Abe Alangadan

9:30

Networking Break

9:40

Work-based Learning: Path to a Career
Briana Sholf; Chase O’Connor; Aundria Cohen

9:50

Dream It. Do It. and Building Manufacturing Ambassadors
Nicholas D’Antonio, Program Manager, The Manufacturing Institute

10:05

Panel Discussion: Florida TRADE and the Pipeline of Interns/Workers
Moderator: Nicholas D’Antonio
Gary Graham, St. Petersburg College; Mike Collins, Florida State College at Jacksonville; Linda Krepp, St. John’s Technical High School; Marilyn Barger, FLATE

10:45

Discussion: Growing the Talent Pipeline in Northeast Florida

11:15

Close

RMA Meeting

11:30

Forum will be followed by a meeting with Regional Manufacturing Associations on the Dream It. Do It. program and strengthening regional engagement


Event Location:
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
7500 Centurion Pkwy #100, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Contact Info:
Brent Weil, Senior Vice President
(202) 637-3134
 bweil@nam.org

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