On Thursday, February 2, 2017 the Little Rock Workforce Development Board (LRWDB) and Human Resource Management Association of Arkansas (HRMA) will present a luncheon and workshop entitled “Workforce Readiness: Advanced Manufacturing.” Please make plans to attend this informative and exciting event!
Date, Time, and Location
On February 2, 2017 the event runs from 9:00 a.m. ‐ 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon held from 11:30 a.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at Next Level Events, Genesis Room 3, 1400 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201.
The technology-intensive advanced manufacturing jobs of the 21st century require targeted production and logistics skills and knowledge. Companies must compete for in-demand employees with the credentials and skills of the “Industrial Athlete of the Future.”
The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) offers an industry-led, training, assessment, and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The two MSSC Systems are based upon industry-defined and federally endorsed national standards and provide individuals an opportunity to demonstrate acquired skills in advanced manufacturing roles.
PACE Industries, in Harrison, Arkansas, is one company that has very successfully implemented this program to create a pipeline of advanced manufacturing talent. The program addresses core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. Credentials are awarded to individuals who pass any of the four modules based on the scores provided for the secondary market.
Attendees will learn:
- How this program works
- How to implement a program
- Who and what companies can benefit from this program
- How we can expect education and business to change in Arkansas
- Ethan Robinson, Workforce Coordinator at Pace Industries
- Neil Reddy, Executive Director of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council
- The Honorable Shane Broadway, Vice-President for University Relations for the Arkansas State University System
Registration and Fees
Fees (including all materials) are $45 for the Seminar & Lunch. Fees for the Luncheon Program Only are HRMA Members: $22 and Guests: $25.
Please include the Registration form from the Workforce Readiness: Advanced Manufacturing brochure with your payment: Workforce Readiness Trifold.pdf (498.22 kb)
MAIL CHECK PAYABLE TO “HRMA” ALONG WITH REGISTRATION FORM TO: HRMA, 121 RIDGEWAY DRIVE, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72205 OR…FAX THE FORM WITH CREDIT CARD INFO TO: (501) 244‐2333.