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2017 Tennessee Manufacturing: Beyond the Box

November 14, 2017

2017 Program Series: New Horizons in Workforce Development

Mark your calendar to join us for a series of programs on workforce development for manufacturing leaders, with a special focus on solutions that have generated success in Tennessee. All programs will feature company panelists sharing real-life examples.

Download a printable PDF flyer for this event series.

  • Tuesday, November 14: Emerging federal and state policies and the impact on workforce
Peggy Shukairy, Immigration attorney and member, Frost Brown Todd
Joey Hatch, Executive Vice President, Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Brian McCuller, Partner-in-charge, State and Local Tax Services, LBMC
  • Tuesday, September 12: Workforce development and expansion resources: How to find and use them
Featured Speaker:
Speaker Beth Harwell, Tennessee House of Representatives

Tim Waldo, Workforce Development Specialist, UT Center for Industrial Services
Jamie Miller, HR Business Partner, Proper Polymers

  • Tuesday, May 9: Automation, robotics, and the workforce – solutions that scale
Featured Speakers:
Doug Alward, Wright Industries (A Doerfer Company)
Jeff Turner, Turner Machine Co., Inc.

These programs are presented by FBT in partnership with LBMC, Pinnacle Financial Partners, and the Tennessee Manufacturers Association.

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Video Highlights from the Last Event

Employees of a small manufacturing plant in northern Kentucky explain the benefits of a homegrown, locally-built apprentice program that helps fill STOBER’s roster of skilled workers and builds loyalty and longevity.

Hear Kevin Smith of Nissan explain the extensive benefits to students when the company attracts them into training programs with financial and educational assistance that steers them into the “right seats on the bus.”

Volkswagen’s Mario Duarte shares the results of a summer camp program for high school students at Volkswagen Academy in Chattanooga.