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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Automation Alley hosts manufacturing career consortium


Automation Alley’s Manufacturing Committee and Education and Workforce Committee are hosting a presentation by the Advanced Manufacturing Career Consortium of Kalamazoo. Representatives of the Advanced Manufacturing Career Consortium will discuss innovative and integrated strategies to attract, screen and train qualified candidates for current and future career opportunities, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Automation Alley Headquarters, 2675 Bellingham, Troy.

Manufacturing companies say the skills gap exists because manufacturing careers aren't viewed as good employment opportunities. They also say high school students aren't completing their education with proficiencies in math and science.

Who should attend: Educators (K-12 and postsecondary); workforce development staff; economic developers and manufacturing company representatives. 

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The presentation starts at 1 p.m. and is followed by a Q&A session and open dialogue. There is no charge to attend this roundtable session, but reservations are requested.

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