8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Keith Alves, Market Manager Commercial Banking, Bank of America
Who is the Human Capital Team and Why this conference?
Welcome to Techworks
Morning Keynote Speaker
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Session 1 – Expanding the Stream of Manufacturing Talent
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Traditionally we think of developing a “talent pipeline”. This session will expand the thinking of a larger “talent stream”. Instead of a talent pipeline strategy closed off to the outside world, with only two access points, and limited capacity, think about a stream with endless entry points, possibilities for widening, and total transparency for all to see the beauty of the entire flow as an inspiration for others to want to take a swim.
Machinist training for job seekers and employees
Middle and high school robotics/manufacturing programs
Only museum in Pennsylvania to focus exclusively on space exploration
Successful implementation of Middle and High School experiential learning programs for manufacturing
Future Jobs video series and workforce program
Changing Dynamics of Recruiting and Retaining Gen Y and Gen Z
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Session 2 – Expanding the Stream of Manufacturing Talent (cont.)
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
We know one of the big challenges facing manufacturers today is the availability of an engaged, trained and diverse workforce. There are a lot of resource partners that can assist with these challenges which is why we are doubling up on this topic!
Additive Manufacturing Workforce programs
Regional hub for innovation, creative thinking, problem solving, learning, and collaboration.
Advanced Manufacturing and the impacts on workforce
RoboticsCareer.org and Robotics Certifications/training
Recruiting and Retaining Individuals with Barriers to Employment
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Jonathan Donath, Mine Safety Appliance
Toni Porter, Emergency Room Tech, UPMC
Jonathan Title, Quality Engineer
Break / Networking
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Session 3 – Rapid Fire – Retention, Culture and Employee Development
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Manufacturing Training Programs
WedNet Funding for Training
Culture as Your Brand
Using employee feedback to drive culture change and improve retention
Session 4 – What’s next? What do I do now?
3:00 P.M. – 3:30 p.m.