Indiana Manufacturers Association’s Aug. 16 conference focuses on bridging workforce skills gap • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
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Indiana Manufacturers Association’s Aug. 16 conference focuses on bridging workforce skills gap

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Indiana Manufacturers AssociationINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Manufacturers Association will present a free day-long session Aug. 16 focusing on bridging the workforce skills gap.

The Employer and Educator Work-Based Learning Conference is Aug. 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis.

“This important event will feature examples of successful employer and educator partnerships taking place around our state,” said Brian Burton, IMA president and CEO. “We know that collaboration is key to addressing our industry’s growing skills gap; and while there is no silver bullet solution to our workforce challenges, building more work-based learning programs for youth and adults is a huge leap in the right direction.”

Two panel discussions are planned.

The morning session includes employer and educator representatives, discussing collaborative partnerships: Batesville Co-Op and Manufacturing Camp; featuring Hillenbrand, Batesville Tool and Die, Ivy Tech Community College and Batesville Community School Corp.; Integrated Technology Education Program; featuring FCA USA, Hamilton Heights School Corp. and Ivy Tech; Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program; featuring Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana and Vincennes University; and Lewis Cass Polytechnic Academy

The afternoon panel focuses on challenges with youth work-based learning programming and will include representatives from the Indiana Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship, the Indiana State Board of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship, Madison Consolidated Schools, Lewis and Wagner LLP, and Jackson-McCormick Insurance and Employee Benefits.

Space is limited. Register for the conference on the Indiana Manufacturers Association website.


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