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Brent Weil joined the Manufacturing Institute in January 2012 to become the Senior Vice President. Mr. Weil leads industry engagements and builds partnerships to advance the goal of helping students and workers gain industry-recognized certifications.

Mr. Weil has 19 years of combined experience in public- and private-sector workforce development, management, strategic communications, and education. He managed business partnerships on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor, forging key relationships at the Employment and Training Administration and the National Office of Job Corps. These partnerships resulted in more than 15,000 hires through the public workforce system; and developed innovative resources for recruiting and training veterans, older Americans, youth, and other nontraditional sources of workers.

After leaving the public sector, Mr. Weil became the Vice President of Staffing and Mid-Atlantic Operations for PrimeFlight Aviation Services, a leading service provider for airlines and airports nationwide. He spearheaded and managed a paradigm shift in the company’s recruiting and staffing, putting a focus on proactive staffing, upgraded preemployment screening, on-the-job training, and leadership development. These efforts improved employee qualifications and morale, while markedly reducing turnover across the company. Mr. Weil also spearheaded partnerships with workforce development agencies and earned training grants and tax credits.

A former classroom educator, Mr. Weil is a graduate of Stanford University and earned a master’s in education at George Washington University.

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