On February 20, 2019 the Little Rock Workforce Development Board (LRWDB) hosted a meeting of the Human Resources Management Association of AR (HRMA) Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Board.
The advisory board is tasked with providing guidance and direction for HRMA’s advanced manufacturing initiative. LRWDB Executive Director, W. J. Monagle, serves on advisory board along with:
Shane Broadway, Arkansas State University
Christopher Clark, Lockheed Martin
Bryan Day, Little Rock Port Authority
Senator Joyce Elliott, Arkansas General Assembly
Barbara Jones, Ph.D, South Arkansas Community College
Karen Leonard, Ph.D, University of Arkansas Little Rock
Brian Marsh, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
The advisory board discussed a variety of potential activities, including: a manufacturing survey, an event with speaker(s) on advanced manufacturing topics; and partnership ideas like career fairs and makers camps.
The advisory board is scheduled to meet quarterly during the remainder of 2019. The next meeting is scheduled on April 17.