Discussions for Manufacturers – A 6-Part Series
Our 2020/2021 series of workforce webinars is published! Here’s where you can learn from industry leaders. You’ll learn what’s worked for them and how you can incorporate similar strategies within your company while discovering new solutions to workforce and workplace challenges.
- Second Chance Program
Leesa Schipani moderated a discussion about the Second Chance Program with Peter Brunault and Angel Torres from Whitcraft and Warden Garcia from the Department of Corrections. They discussed ways manufacturers can hire and retain previously incarcerated people.
- Alternative Workforce
Leesa Schipani of Kardaslarson spoke with Michael Kijak from Legrand, North and Central America. They discussed how Legrand successfully incorporated an alternative workforce into their manufacturing environment. Learn how you can implement a similar program within your facility!
- Workforce Challenges and Solutions
Jill Mayer, CEO and Board Member of Bead Industries, Peter Hoffman, President at Orange Research, Inc. and Kristen Gunther, RFID Product Manager with George Schmitt & Co. discussed the workforce challenges they’re facing and the solutions they’ve developed.
- Make Your Workforce Board Work for You
Steve Johnson, Workforce Alliance of South Central CT discussed the successful implementation of the Apprenticeship Program with Jay Forte, Light Metals Coloring (LMC). Elle-Jordyn Gosline, Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) and Elaine Adams, JayPro Sports, discussed using EWIB’s On-the-Job training program, manufacturing pipeline and incumbent worker training. Ben Clapp, Capital Workforce Partners along with Rafal Wolanowski, Lynn Welding discussed the National Dislocated Worker Grant Program. They also reviewed the services offered through the American Job Center and the On-the-Job Training component of the National Dislocated Worker Grant.
- Emotional Quotient Training
Representatives from Wepco Plastics and Westminster Tool discussed successful training options. Both companies have invested in Emotional Quotient (EQ) training to create an engaging place to work. In addition, a representative from the Governor’s Workforce Council joined us to discuss their Collective Impact approach to solving the employment challenges CT manufacturers face.
- Needs of Smaller Manufacturers
What works for large corporations in the aerospace industry doesn’t always translate to the needs of smaller non-aerospace companies. This panel discussion focused on the needs of CT’s smaller manufacturers in various industries. Participants included Network Framing Solutions President Melissa Sheffy, Clay Furniture Industries, Inc. President Julie Clay, and Traver IDC HR Manager Kimberly Mix.
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Thanks to CCAT President Ron Angelo for emceeing the webinars and to CTmrg Board Members Jennifer Gaggion, Sean McKirdy, and Leesa Schipani for participating in the webinars and CTmrg Board Member Brian Marois for ensuring the technology worked.
Special thanks to our series sponsors!