Finding the Right Skills Now - Critical Need for Mechatronics in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 10/30/2012 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
In a recently released study byThe Manufacturing Institute(, over 80% of manufacturers report they cannot find people to fill their skilled production jobs. As a result, there are over half-a-million manufacturing jobs open right now. Responding to this talent crisis, and the need to create jobs in this country,PMMI( has developed a series of nationally-recognized Mechatronics Certificates to help identify skilled workers. This session will look at the impact of these certificates on employers, potential employees, packaging education and the manufacturing industry as a whole.

  • Keith Campell, Industrial Maintenance Training Center

  • Gardner Carrick, National Association of Manufacturers
Trends in Training: How Do You Measure Up?
Tuesday, 10/30/2012 01:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Join us as we look at current trends in manufacturing training including blended, virtual and just-in-time solutions. During this session, you’ll be able to compare your training against best practice solutions. You will also see examples of world-class training programs, and learn techniques for increasing the effectiveness of your training to achieve real business results.

  • Cindy Huggett, Training Performance Consultant