Christine LaFave Grace and Nandita Gupta, process controls engineer at Georgia-Pacific and a 2019 Influential Women in Manufacturing honoree. They discuss Gupta's experience entering the workforce with a mentor, and how she hopes to provide new engineers with a similar or better experience through a formal mentoring program at Georgia Pacific, which is set to launch soon.
David Riojas, president of the PCIT advisory board and past president of the ISA Will-DuPage chapter; Jeff Bradford, Joliet Junior College (JJC) technical department chair; and Joe Limon, PCIT instructor, explain the joint program to educate young process automation technicians.
Christine LaFave Grace interviews Anthony Nighswander, president of APT Manufacturing Solutions about APT’s training program for area high school students, which helps bring new talent into the company.
Sheri Plain, director of workforce services at Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC), and Amanda Saam, a new instructor at OCTC, explain the program they’ve developed with manufacturers in their community, and how they’re working to remove the barriers to entrance for women in the field.
Christine LaFave Grace, Plant Services' managing editor, interviews Aisha Lawrey, director of engineering education at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). They discuss how industrial companies can partner with schools and training programs to ensure young engineers are prepared for their careers.
Plant Services’ Christine LaFave Grace interviews Keith Barr, CEO and president of Leading2Lean, about its recent Workforce Index study, which looked at impressions of the U.S. manufacturing industry. They discuss how these perceptions impact workforce and potential solutions.
To further discuss the need to attract young people to manufacturing and share some innovative digital training methods that can help to fill the skills gap, ControlGlobal.com's digital engagement manager Amanda Del Buono is joined by Samer Forzley, CEO of Simutech Multimedia.