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IGNITE YOUR FUTURE: Automation and Workforce Solutions for Manufacturers

October 28, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm


You are not alone if you are struggling to address the skills gap through workforce initiatives and innovative automation technologies. Across the manufacturing industry, the workforce skills gap is a significant challenge for most companies – but there are strategies and opportunities to face it head-on. Join us at Richard J. Daley College to learn from other manufacturing leaders who have identified ways to address the skills gap and hiring challenges.


Panel 1: Incorporating Automation to Increase Production
  • Manufacturers will discuss how automation is one component for resolving the workforce gap for manufacturers of all sizes – without replacing existing team members.
  • Topics to include:
    • Scoping & assessing projects leading to a decision
    • Strategic planning for automation
    • Line automation
    • Productivity and automation
    • Financing options for technology and automation investments
  • Panel Members:
Panel 2: Find – or Create – Your Workforce
  • Learn how a sample of Chicago manufacturers are using nontraditional avenues to recruit, onboard, and retain employees.
  • Topics to include:
    • Returning citizens
    • Apprenticeships
    • Training and employee development
    • Women in manufacturing
    • Culture
  • Panel Members:
Lunch, provided by Huntington Bank
  • Explore the new state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Lab at the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center of Richard J. Daley College.
  • Connect with panelists and attendees.

Presented in partnership by:

Cost: FREE! Registration is required for this event.

Contact Name: Emily Lee

Contact Phone: 608-445-4905

Contact Emailelee@imec.org


October 28, 2021
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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