Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
5:00 pm — Welcome Reception
7:00 pm — Reception Concludes
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
8:00 am — Networking Breakfast
9:00 am — Opening Remarks
9:15 am — A Forward Look at Manufacturing and Skills
Manufacturers continue to cite significant challenges in attracting and retaining workers, especially in a tight labor market. At the same time, the sector continues to prepare for the future. This forward-looking session will focus on where the manufacturing sector, including some highlighted areas, will be headed over the coming years, and what that means for required skills, discussing a new MI paper that was prepared in collaboration with Rockwell Automation and PTC.
10:00 am — Plenary Session
10:30 am — Networking Break
11:00 am — Employer-Led Solutions Breakouts
Attraction of Talent: What Role Do Parents and Teachers Play?
Students often rely on the guidance and experiences of their parents and teachers when making decisions about their future. This session targets the importance of incorporating these influential adults into a student engagement strategy and shares examples of how to increase positive perceptions to ensure youth are receiving the message at home and school that manufacturing careers are safe, exciting and have high growth and earning potential!
Automation – It’s Everywhere. How Does the Workforce Prepare?
Learn how these employers embraced new ways to train skilled workers to keep up with the increasingly technical demands of automation. Participants will learn how these employers adopted new technologies and training to solve the challenges associated with higher levels of automation in their facilities.
12:00 pm — Networking Luncheon
1:00 pm — How Adaptive Skills Can Build the Manufacturing Sector of the Future
There is a need for broader and evolving skillsets in the manufacturing sector and for building a workforce motivated by opportunities for growth. Doing this will help manufacturers transition to workplaces to a point where forward-thinking, engaging, and digitally enabled work is the norm. This session will discuss new research from MI and EY on adaptive skills in the manufacturing workplace.
1:30 pm — How Partnerships Have Helped TOYOTA Grow and Thrive in North Alabama
The growth of manufacturing across North Alabama has significantly increased the workforce demands for all companies. Join us for a conversation about how TOYOTA has developed innovative partnerships to expand the workforce pipeline both for itself and the manufacturers across the entire region.
2:00 pm — Employer-Led Solutions Breakouts
Creative Partnerships & Programs to Support Companies: How Alabama Changed the Model
The growth of manufacturing across the entire state of Alabama challenged the community college system to improve and expand their programs. The system responded in a big way. Learn how the community college system and its partners are at the heart of providing qualified workers for manufacturers across the state and how that experience is informing its approach to supporting other sectors.
Looking Ahead: Manufacturing 4.0 and the Future Workforce
Manufacturing is expected to continue to evolve over the course of the next decade, with firms implementing more technological advancements and skill sets needing to evolve to keep up. In addition, the sector will need to attract 2.1 million more workers by 2030. To address this skills gap, manufacturers will need to think differently and work to change outdated perceptions.
Childcare: Why Is It a Barrier and How are Communities Stepping Up?
Women represent a sizable talent pool that manufacturers cannot ignore, especially as the sector advances. Learn the impact of childcare on parents and caregivers in the workforce, and hear directly from manufacturers on how they are implementing more flexible policies for all talent to bolster recruitment and retention.
2:55 pm — Networking Break
3:10 pm — Employer-Led Solutions Breakouts
Using Learning and Employment Records to Support the Military Transition
The development of Learning & Employment Records and digital wallets has the promise to change how companies find qualified candidates. Join us in this session to learn more about this technology and how the Manufacturing Institute is partnering with key organizations to use these tools to improve the military-to-civilian transition.
Attracting and Retaining Talent Utilizing Supportive Services
Community partners provide a myriad of supportive services that can help companies bolster their recruitment and retention efforts. Join us to learn how your company can develop strong community partnerships to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive pipeline of talent.
Role of Economic Development in the Manufacturing Workforce
You will hear why three experienced professionals support workforce development for manufacturing and how their respective organizations engage with private companies and community partners for maximum benefit. Participants will gain insights into partnering effectively with state and local resources, where to find appropriate resources to support their efforts, and what resources could be available to them.
4:20 pm — Office Hours: Brewing Solutions
Brewing Solutions: Recruiting Talent
Subject matter experts will offer solutions to recruitment challenges in this informal “office hours” session with conference attendees over ice cream & beer. Participate in an informal meet and greet with subject matter experts focused on building the talent pipeline for youth, second chance talent, women and the military community.
Brewing Solutions: Training Talent
Subject matter experts will offer solutions to skills challenges in this informal “office hours” session with conference attendees over ice cream & beer. Participate in an informal meet and greet with subject matter experts to discuss training talent with a particular focus on apprenticeships & adaptive skills.
Brewing Solutions: Retaining Talent
Subject matter experts will offer solutions to retention challenges in this informal “office hours” session with conference attendees over ice cream & beer. Participate in an informal meet and greet with subject matter experts to discuss retaining talent with a particular focus on culture and compensation.
5:00 pm — Networking Reception
6:30 pm — Day 2 Concludes
Thursday, October 20, 2022 | Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
8:00 am — Networking Breakfast
9:00 am — Opening Remarks
9:10 am — Corporate and Foundation Grants: How to Use Them to Improve Your Workforce Ecosystem
Companies and foundations play a critical role in supporting workforce ecosystem innovation. Learn from industry leaders on how funding priorities are determined and how partners are selected.
9:40 am — The Impact of Culture on Retention
Against the backdrop of a tight labor market and the challenges of identifying and retaining the “next generation of workers,” manufacturers have looked to expand their talent pools, focusing on more diverse and underrepresented populations. Focusing on culture and retention, however, may be more impactful to filling open positions than attraction and recruitment.
10:15 am — Employer-Led Solutions Breakouts
Recruiting from the Military – How to Attract This Talent to Your Workforce
The manufacturing industry has over 800,000 open jobs and is predicted to have 2.1 million unfulfilled jobs by the year 2030. Each year more than 200,000 men and women transition out of the military. These service members are uniquely positioned to step into manufacturing careers, often having technical training, leadership skills and mission focus. Is your company prepared to welcome talent from the military community? Learn how to connect to military service organizations for hiring resources and best practices on attracting and retaining a military workforce.
Sector Partnerships: How Can They Be Successfully Leveraged?
Industry sector partnerships can help focus limited community resources to solve targeted workforce issues. Dive into how to develop and best leverage sector partnerships in your community to collectively tackle workforce challenges.
Generational Differences: Working Together as a Team
The labor market is challenged with a historic number of resignations across the economy, including a significant number of retirees. Learn about generational differences, and then hear from manufacturers that are balancing generational differences and retaining talent.
11:10 am — Finding Hidden Talent in Your Community: The Second Chance Model
One in four Americans currently possess a criminal record. Without second chance hiring, we are leaving too many in this talent pool behind as we continue to fill our skills gaps. Learn how your company can take the necessary steps to start second chance hiring.
12:00 pm — Networking Lunch
12:45 pm — Solving the Military-to-Civilian Transition – SkillBridge Programs
Every year about 200,000 service members transition out of the military and re-enter the civilian workforce. The Department of Defense have created the SkillBridge program to help assist these servicemembers during their transition. Learn how your organization can work with SkillBridge programs to assist in the transition process.
1:15 pm — Finding Solutions to the Retention Challenge
The causes of the retention challenge for manufacturers differ greatly based on how long an employee has been with a company. Join us for a discussion with two companies who are working on solutions for retaining workers after one day, one month, and one year.
2:30 pm — Summit Adjourns