December

Military to Manufacturing: A Forum for Manufacturers

Thursday, 12/07/2017

Time:
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

 

Manufacturers face ongoing challenges filling their talent pipeline, and a growing shortage of talent as current workers retire, skill needs increase, and prospective employees have misperceptions about manufacturing careers. This forum will help companies of all sizes in the Charlotte region to find information, partnerships, potential support, and actionable steps they can take to solve current and future workforce challenges, with a particular focus on veterans as a source of manufacturing talent.

Participants will walk away with connections to military bases, educational institutions, and organizations that are helping to assess, train, and place veterans. In addition, the forum will help companies understand the common skill needs and priorities across manufacturers in the capital region and programs that manufacturing associations and organizations are developing to fill the regional needs.


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Sponsored by Arconic Foundation and Sealed Air

AGENDA

8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome by Host Company Leadership
Jim Whaley, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Sustainability, and Government Affairs, Sealed Air

8:40 a.m.

The Manufacturing Economy, Preparing for Manufacturing Skills, and the Veteran Pipeline
Amy Thomas, Senior Director, Programs and Development, The Manufacturing Institute

9:15 a.m.

Manufacturers and their Best Practices – Employer Panel
Moderator: Erica Shoe, Director, Member and Board Relations, National Association of Manufacturers
Jim Whaley, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Sustainability, and Government Affairs, Sealed Air
Jason Curtis, Maintenance Manager, Nucor Steel Berkeley
Kevin Poet, Plant Manager, Siemens

9:45 a.m. 

Break

10:00 a.m.

Opportunities to Hire Veterans in Manufacturing
Moderator: Amy Thomas, Senior Director, Programs and Development, The Manufacturing Institute
Deon Boyce, Career Skills Program Regional Coordinator, Fort Bragg
Mike Hogan, Associate Dean, Piedmont Community College
Tanya Erbe, Tax Managing Director, BDO

10:45 a.m.   

Amatrol - Skills Boss Simulator Demonstration

11:00 a.m. 

Next Steps and Networking

Event Location
Sealed Air Corporation
2415 Cascade Pointe Boulevard
Training Room, A235
Charlotte, NC 28208

Contact Info:
Amy Thomas
athomas@nam.org

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