Category Archives: Workforce Development

Operations Managers Meeting: Earlybird Discount Ends September 20!

The Operations Managers Meeting in October will be here soon. We’ve got a full program this year, including a safety program panel discussion, an update on drug-testing best practices, and the perennial update on the regulatory environment (chlorinated paraffin regulations may finally be coming – have you heard?). Along with all of that we will … Continue reading Operations Managers Meeting: Earlybird Discount Ends September 20!

Registration is Open for the Operations Managers Meeting!

Registration is now open for this year’s Operations Managers Meeting October 16-17 in Indianapolis, IN. The program is packed with information your managers can use to improve operations at your facilities, and for the first time, Fort Wayne Metals is hosting the AWPA plant tour. It’s a great opportunity to get additional training and skills for … Continue reading Registration is Open for the Operations Managers Meeting!

Operations Managers Meeting in Indianapolis, October 16-17

This year’s Operations Managers Meeting will have a focus on safety – come hear from AWPA members about what’s working at their facilities. During Tuesday’s General Session, we’ll have a panel of safety professionals from AWPA companies speaking about their safety programs, and how they are handling the latest challenges. We will also hear from … Continue reading Operations Managers Meeting in Indianapolis, October 16-17

As Labor Market Tightens, How Is Your Company Promoting Employment Opportunities?

Manufacturing Day events are a great way to raise your company’s profile in your community, and encourage support for the industry. Started in 2012, Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing. Manufacturers invite students, educators, business people, media, and politicians to their facilities in a collective effort to educate visitors about manufacturing careers … Continue reading As Labor Market Tightens, How Is Your Company Promoting Employment Opportunities?

Registration is Now Open for the 2017 Operations Managers Meeting

Registration is now available for the Operations Managers Meeting, being held Oct. 10-11 in Mishawaka, IN. We’ve got a great program this year, with an emphasis on one of the most important operations issues –  Safety-First.  The tour is the Fort Wayne Metals facility, a leading wire manufacturer utilizing technology innovations for the medical device … Continue reading Registration is Now Open for the 2017 Operations Managers Meeting

The Manufacturing Institute 2018 STEP Ahead Award nominations are Now Open!

The Manufacturing Institute designed the Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead initiative to showcase the impact of women in manufacturing to help attract and retain the talent we need to succeed. STEP Ahead honors women on a national platform—from the factory floor to the C-suite—who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in manufacturing. We hope … Continue reading The Manufacturing Institute 2018 STEP Ahead Award nominations are Now Open!

NIMS Will Help With Your Apprenticeship Programs

Do you have an apprenticeship program? Looking to become registered?  The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) can help! Through a Department of Labor contract, NIMS is providing guidance and incentives to support industry associations, companies, and educational training providers in establishing a Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program. Do you have an apprenticeship program? Looking to … Continue reading NIMS Will Help With Your Apprenticeship Programs

Workforce Development: New Opportunities and Resources for Apprenticeship Programs

NAM and the Manufacturing Institute have partnered with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) on a project focused on apprenticeship.  NIMS was recently awarded a US Department of Labor contract to expand registered apprenticeships across all sectors of manufacturing. As part of that contract and a larger effort to increase the use of apprenticeship, … Continue reading Workforce Development: New Opportunities and Resources for Apprenticeship Programs