Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is partnering with the Penn-Northwest Development Corporation and West Central Job Partnership to present the MFG Day Industry Forum and Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15th at the Park Inn by Radisson. The event is geared for networking and providing information to support regional manufacturers’ efforts to attain, develop, and retain employees.

It’s in the news everyday- one of the top issues among manufacturers nationally is the difficulty of finding people. A recent New York Times headline read “Manufacturers Increase Efforts to Woo Workers to Rural Areas.” U.S. News featured a commentary called “Bridging the Stem Skills Gap Involves Both Education and Industry Commitments”. Surely everyone by now knows about this concern, but no one is living it more than the manufacturers themselves. This program will provide insights from the Work Institute’s 2019 Retention Report, as well as other topics such as using generational diversity as a competitive advantage; developing internal career pathways and on-boarding best practices; and assessing company culture and best practices for enhancing company culture to attract and retain employees. Also on hand will be Training Coordinator at Penn United Technologies in Cabot PA, to share their story of creating many unique programs designed to promote manufacturing and act as a feeder to fill their growing need for employees.

The program runs on October 15, 2019 from 9:00am-2:00pm at Park Inn by Radisson, 3377 New Castle Road, West Middlesex PA. Cost is $35 and includes a networking luncheon. Registration is required in advance at www.nwirc.org/events or by calling Molly Reichard at (814) 217-6067.