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Keeping America Competitive: Addressing the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

June 24, 2012 — Atlanta, Georgia

Agenda and Presenters

Welcoming Remarks

  • Mike Aitken, Vice President, Government Affairs, SHRM
  • Bette J. Francis, Vice President/Director Human Resources, Wilmington Trust and incoming Chair of the SHRM Board of Directors
  • Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy

The State of the Manufacturing Skills Gap

  • Mark Schmit, Vice President Research, SHRM
  • Lynn Shotwell, Executive Director, American Council on International Personnel
  • James Schultz, Advisor to the Vice President of Human Resources, Chevron Corporation and Chair-Elect of the SHRM Foundation Board of Directors

Building an Inclusive Workforce: Tools and Resources from the Department of Labor

  • Carl Fillichio, Senior Adviser for Communications and Public Affairs, US Department of Labor
  • Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy
  • Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Education and Training

Effective Practices and Community Solutions: Community Based Partnerships and Strategies

Panel One

  • Brent Weil, Senior Vice President, The Manufacturing Institute
  • Steve Adams, Deputy Director, National Fund for Workforce Solutions
  • Dr. Wayne Burton, President, Northshore Community College, Boston, MA

Panel Two

  • Michael Pearson, President and Owner, Union Packaging, LLC
  • Karen Stang, Operation IMPACT Program Manager, Northrup Grumman Corporation
  • Sandy Nott, General Manager of Human Resources, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing NA, Inc.