With millions of manufacturing workers expected to retire in the next few years, building your workforce is critical to the success and sustainability of manufacturing. As new employees enter the hiring pool, employers are discovering that engaging the needs of multiple generations takes thoughtful planning and new conversations. Manufacturers need to implement strong on-boarding, mentoring, along with new learning and development programs. These strategies need to align with the way these generations learn and re-think policies to attract and retain the future workforce while also capturing the knowledge from their most senior employees. This panel will explore various examples from industry and discuss how these companies are stepping up to meet the challenge.
Moderator: Denise Ball, Workforce Development Specialist, Tooling U-SME
Panelists: Mary Ann Pacelli, National Program Manager, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP); Michael Munday, CEO and Owner, Arwood Machine Corporation; and David Dussault, CEO, P1 Holdings, Inc.