Category Archives: Workforce Development

Webinar – Cracking the Code: How to Bring On Gen Z Makers

If you attended the 2018 Operations Managers Meeting, you’ll remember Elena Valentine , CEO of Skill Scout, and her presentation on using video job descriptions to connect with the younger workforce. She is presenting a free webinar on attracting young talent October 8. You can check out a clip and sign up at the link: … Continue reading Webinar – Cracking the Code: How to Bring On Gen Z Makers

Operations Managers Meeting: Earlybird and Hotel Deadline September 23

There’s just about one week left to register for the 2019 Operations Managers Meeting in Birmingham. Alabama at the discounted registration and room rate. We’ve got an information packed program you won’t want to miss, and two plant tours: M&B Metal Products and Vulcan Steel Products.  Register today! Program: Workforce Development: Partnerships that Work – … Continue reading Operations Managers Meeting: Earlybird and Hotel Deadline September 23

2019 Operations Managers Meeting – Discount Still Available!

Registration for the 2019 Operations Managers Meeting is still available at the discounted rate. The deadline has been extended to October 4, and discounted hotel rooms are still available by contacting Heather at houthuse@awpa.org. Is your company looking to partner with local organizations like community colleges or economic development organizations to grow your manufacturing workforce? … Continue reading 2019 Operations Managers Meeting – Discount Still Available!

Save the Date for the Operations Managers Meeting!

Mark your calendars!  The Operations Managers Meeting will be held October 15-16 in Birmingham, AL. Registration will open next month. This two-day conference has been designed to suit the needs of  Operations Managers by providing education and networking opportunities. Whether it’s safety issues, environmental regulations, or personnel management techniques, this meeting has information to help … Continue reading Save the Date for the Operations Managers Meeting!

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!