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Closing the Skills Gap for Manufacturers – LAEDC Better Business Webinar #8

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LAEDC Better Business Webinar Series:

Closing the Skills Gap for Manufacturers

On September 24, 2013, we held the eighth webinar of  LAEDC’s new Better Business Webinar Serieswhich focused on proven techniques and programs to close the skills gap for manufacturers.  Our guest speaker was Brent Weil, Senior Vice President & Treasurer at The Manufacturing Institute.

You can download a copy of the slides here.

You can view a recording of the webinar here.

Key Points:

  • Companies should take part in ensuring a pipeline of talent through a variety of mechanisms such as encouraging the value of credentialing in the human resources process.
  • Colleges and technical schools should join the M list to show manufacturers they have industry-proven programs and should align their programs toward industry credentialing and certifications.
  • The workforce development community should not only encourage credentialing but bring together the manufacturers and schools to ensure a consistent dialogue and ultimate resolution of this skills gap problem.