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Gardner Carrick is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at The Manufacturing Institute.  Mr. Carrick leads the Institute’s research activities including partnerships with internationally recognized consulting firms and the production of a regular series of reports on the issues and challenges affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector.  

Mr. Carrick also leads the development of a national education data system that will integrate education, certification, and labor market data to deliver outcome information on education programs. He is also leading the development of a new industry-recognized apprenticeship system to change how manufacturers and schools partner to prepare the workforce.  

Previously, Mr. Carrick led the Institute's partnership with the U.S. military to assist veterans and transitioning military personnel prepare for and find jobs in manufacturing and the Institute's work on skills certifications.

Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Carrick worked at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration where he served as the Project Director for a major initiative focused on talent development in regions across the country. He also served as the Communications Director for the agency. 

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Labor, Mr. Carrick was a Senior Associate at TATC Consulting, a Washington DC-based firm focused on providing expertise to federal and state agencies on employment and education related issues.

Recent Speeches and Presentations by Mr. Carrick

Industry of Things World USA

2017 National Policy Summit

West Central Initiative Workforce Solutions Summit

APAC Innovation Summit

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