Presentations and Panel Discussions – A 6-Part Series
Our 2020/2021 series of workforce webinars is complete. Thanks to Ron Angelo (CCAT) for being the Emceeing the webinars and to Jennifer Gaggion (CTmrg Board Member), Sean McKirdy (CTmrg Board Member) and Leesa Schipani (CT Board Member) for participating in the webinars and to Brian Marois (CTmrg Board Member) for making sure the technology worked.
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Webinar Topics Included:
October 15, 2020 – Second Chance Program – Whitcraft Group & Department of Corrections
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 in which manufacturers can hire and retain people who were previously incarcerated.
January 13, 2021- Alternative Workforce – Legrand, North and Central America
Leesa Schipani spoke with Michael Kijak from Legrand, North and Central America. They discussed how Legrand has successfully incorporated an alternative workforce into a manufacturing environment. Great tips on how you can implement a similar program into your facility.
February 17, 2021 – Panel Discussion – Variety of Manufacturers
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 come up with.
April 14, 2021 – Emotional Quotient Training – Wepco Plastics & Westminster Tool
Representatives from Wepco Plastics and Westminster Tool discussed successful training options. Both companies have invested in EQ (Emotional Quotient) 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.
June 16, 2021 – Make Your Workforce Board Work for You
Steve Johnson, Workforce Alliance of South Central CT discusses 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, discuss 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. Additionally, they reviewed the services offered through the American Job Center and the On-the-Job Training (“OJT”) component of the National Dislocated Worker Grant.
August 18, 2021 – Panel Discussion – Variety of Manufacturers
Panel discussion focused on the needs of CT’s smaller manufacturers in various industries. What works for large corporations in the Aerospace industry doesn’t always translate to the needs of smaller non-aerospace companies. Participants included Melissa Sheffy, President of Network Framing Solutions, Julie Clay, President of Clay Furniture Industries, Inc. and Kimberly Mix, HR Manager for Traver IDC.
All 6 videos are available for $29.95. For more details, Contact Us.
Thanks Again to Our Series Sponsors