WEDnet Support for Training

WEDnet (Workforce & Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania) supports Pennsylvania companies by investing in the training needed to upgrade the skills, knowledge and effectiveness of current employees. Companies that qualify for WEDnet funding can receive up to $600 per employee…

ERMP’s WorkAdvance: Building a Pipeline

The Erie Regional Manufacturer Partnership (ERMP) is addressing an issue facing many local companies in Erie (and the region)…the ability to find talent, especially for entry-level positions. The WorkAdvance Program seeks to address this gap by coupling short-term foundational workplace…

Strengthening the Links in Your Supply Chain

by Bob Zaruta, President/CEO, NWIRC For on-time delivery to customers, manufacturers usually depend on on-time delivery from their suppliers. Quality products rely on quality materials or parts from suppliers. Being price competitive is based somewhat on prices companies pay their…

Start with Lean Together™

Companies are seeing impact from their participation with NWIRC’s Lean Together programs. New cohorts for Lean Together 1.0 are starting in August throughout the region, and Lean Together 2.0 and Advanced are now underway among companies who have previous success…

NWIRC’s Lean Together 2.0 Kicks Off at Onex

Today was the kick-off for NWIRC’s Lean Together 2.0. They had their first meeting at Onex, who also has participants in the group. Onex President, Ashleigh Walters, set the stage to highlight the importance of developing people and creating a…

WorkAdvance Info Session Planned

Erie manufacturing companies are hiring, and you can get paid while receiving high-quality training, both classroom and on-the-job. The Erie Regional Manufacturer Partnership (ERMP) WorkAdvance Training Program offers free training and participants are paid $11 per hour during their career…