NEW DATE: The 2nd Annual Manufacturers Only Workforce Summit has been postponed to Friday, October 16th. Please mark your calendars!
The Connecticut Manufacturers Resource Group (CTmrg) is once again hosting the Manufacturers Only Workforce Summit. A day geared towards the specific challenges manufacturers face regarding workforce recruitment and retention.
We’re inviting manufacturing company owners and HR directors only to attend the event to share unique solutions to their recruitment and retention challenges.
Serving as the program’s emcee will be Ron Angelo, President and CEO of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) and former Deputy Commissioner of the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD).
Alternative Workforce Presenter
Given the importance of maximizing all viable channels for finding good workers, the Summit will feature an exploration of the “alternate workforce.” This population includes workers who are developmentally disabled, ex-offenders who have completed workforce training and displaced workers.
Michael Kijak, Director of Operational Excellence & Legrand Way with Legrand North and Central America, will be on hand to talk about the success Legrand has experienced with programs like these. “Our company doesn’t just see this as a way to support disadvantaged communities,” he said. “It certainly is that, but it’s a lot more. The workers we’ve hired through alternative channels like these have become an integral part of Legrand’s success.”
Ari Santiago, President and CEO of IT Direct, as well as the host of the ‘Made in America with Ari Santiago’ podcast, will wrap-up the Workforce Summit with great insights taken straight from his podcasts.
After interviewing more than 30 fantastic manufacturing leaders, Ari has an excellent overview on best practices for recruitment and retention across the entire CT manufacturing landscape. From workplace culture to apprenticeships to business-community relationships, the podcast has covered an incredible array of great ideas from companies that are growing and thriving.
Check out the Made In America website.
Presentations and Panel Discussions
The event will include two presentations (by manufacturers) – one on the second chance program and the other on alternative workforce. There will also be a panel discussion with a range of manufactures. We will discuss best practices when it comes to recruitment and retention.
Bonus – Funding Sources and Educational Partners
In addition, we will have representatives from several resources including funding programs and educators. It will provide a true one-stop resource for manufacturers.
Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Place: UConn Cell & Genome Sciences Building, 400 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT
Time: 7:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $49.95 (Breakfast and coffee provided)
Sponsorship Opportunities are also available.
Here’s what one attendee had to say about last year’s summit…
“I got a lot of value out of attending the event. I was able to get some information about NETAAC program grants which can be a great assistance to our company. The face to face discussions with the sponsors and the presenters were very informative. The topics were of importance to many in the room and there were lively discussions among the attendees about the benefits that employees of each generational segment bring to the workforce. The panel moderator (Leesa Schipani) was very good about providing the panelists with the opportunity to share their best practices and engage audience members in expanding upon the topics. It was nice to see familiar faces and also make some new connections. The panel discussion on corporate culture was very thought provoking. I left the event energized with new ways to make our business even better.” – Mary Fitzgerald, President – Acme Wire Products Co., Inc.
Registration: Because this event is specifically designed for manufacturers only please contact Beth Devine to receive the Password needed to complete your registration. Phone: 860-432-9977 or Email today!