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October 28, 2020 – it all happens right here!

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9:00Executive Perspectives: Leading Through Uncertainty

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Welcome/Keynote Presentation

Leading manufacturing executives discuss what’s uppermost on their minds, how their companies are approaching current critical workforce issues and opportunities, and why they’re optimistic about the future, and why we should be, too!
Eric Burkland, President, The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association
JP Nauseef, President and Chief Investment Officer, JobsOhio

Executive Panel:
Cathy Lyttle, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Worthington Industries
Dieter Moeller, President and CEO, Rhinestahl AMG
Karen Wright, CEO, Ariel Corporation

9:40Industry Sector Partnerships: A Manufacturing Network Like No Other

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Through Ohio’s network of industry sector partnerships, local manufacturers are working together to create industry-led solutions in partnership with education, workforce, and economic development partners.

Because sector partnerships are industry-led and locally driven, they are in the best position to identify the specific needs and challenges that manufacturers face. They make key decisions about the types of strategies that work best for their members.

We’ll spotlight how this unique Ohio approach to workforce development is generating results.
Ethan Karp, President and CEO, MAGNET
9:50Ohio Invests in Manufacturing Talent-building Tools

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Ohio is committed to supporting manufacturing talent development. Our special guest presenter–Lt. Governor Jon Husted, leader of Ohio’s Office of Workforce Transformation—will highlight the many readily-accessible state programs and resources that support your workforce development efforts.
Jon Husted, Lt. Governor, State of Ohio
10:1010-minute break
10:20Attracting and Retaining High-Quality Talent Using Career Pathways

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Research tells us how important advancement opportunities are to job candidates and employees. In this session, you’ll learn how companies are creating job and skill progressions–career pathways–that offer employees opportunities for productive and satisfying long-term careers.


Moderator:
Marzell Brown, Talent Management Lead,
Rockwell Automation

Panelists:
Gardner Carrick, Vice President, The Manufacturing Institute
Ted Rozier, Director of Engineering, Festo Didactic North America
Chuck Stout, President, Extruded Products, Pennex Aluminum Co.
11:00Earn-and-Learn Strategies for Building Your Workforce

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The modern apprenticeship model, learn-and-earn programs can accelerate skills of new and existing employees. You can become an employer of choice and attract and retain higher quality candidates by combining classroom and on-the-job skills development. This session will spotlight Ohio’s best-in-class models.
Moderator:
Terri Burgess Sandu, Director, Talent and Business Innovation, Lorain County Community College

Panelists:
Lynette Boggs, Wayne County Schools Career Center
David Cofer, Project Manager, Experiential Learning & Employer Engagement, Columbus State
Kyle Fulton, C-TEC Edge Program
Scot McLemore, Manager of Talent Acquisition and Deployment, American Honda Motor, Inc.
Justin Stimac, Machining Training Solutions

12:00Exhibit Hall Hour

Starting at noon, meet LIVE via Zoom with exhibitors! Just drop by their exhibit ‘booths’ and click on the ‘Meet Now’ Zoom button.

Exhibitors will be available LIVE from noon to 1 p.m. and some will be live until 3 p.m. on October 28.
Remember, you’ll be able to access the Exhibit Hall anytime, even after the LIVE sessions conclude.

Visit the Exhibit Hall and view presentations from industry leaders!
1:00Effective Strategies for Attracting Young People

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In this session, you’ll hear from members of Ohio Industry Sector Partnerships who have been effective in attracting young people to their companies. Our industry needs the lifeblood of youth to grow into the generation of retiring talent. Proven youth outreach programs through high schools, career technical centers, via MFG Day and more, will be highlighted.
Moderator:
Jessica Borza, Executive Director, Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition and Workforce Advisor to OMA

Panelists:
Jim Bowman, President and Owner, Noble Tool and Representative, Dayton Region Manufacturers Association
Angelia Erbaugh, President, Dayton Region Manufacturers Association
Brianna Schultz, Manufacturing Works Vice President, Workforce Development
Adam Snyder, Managing Director, Sector Partnership, MAGNET
Steve Staub, President, Staub Manufacturing Solutions
1:45Recruiting Career Switchers from Other Industries

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This session will showcase specific and proven programs to recruit and train career switchers and increase diversity in the process. These programs have the dual benefit of generating skilled, loyal employees while lifting workers from low-wage jobs with little advancement opportunity. You’ll learn about tools and resources available to help you adopt these approaches.
Moderator:
Kristi Clouse,
Senior Managing Director, Talent, JobsOhio

Panelists:
Frank Brickner, Ohio Means Jobs Cuyahoga County
Kristi Fredmonsky, Manager of Human Resources, Ferriot
Bernie Gosky, Ohio TechNet Project Manager, Lorain County Community College
Debbi Perkul, Executive Director, Workforce Partnerships, MAGNET
Jill Rizika, Toward Employment
2:30How to Create Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces

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Across the country, manufacturing leaders are investing in new strategies to attract and retain a talented workforce that prioritize diversity and inclusion. In this session, you’ll learn tangible ways your company can engage people from different backgrounds and varied experiences to the benefit of the entire workforce. National leaders will share best practices and tactics, and you’ll hear how manufacturers are working together to find new sources of talent and drive conversations about diversity in their region.

Moderator:
Carolyn Lee, Executive Director, The Manufacturing Institute

Panelists:

Mona Babury, Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Pfizer
Andrew Jackson, Owner, Elson’s International
Chris Nance, Vice President of Construction and Inclusive Talent Initiatives, Greater Cleveland Partnership
3:00Closing Remarks – Looking Ahead

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Learn about content, tools, and resources that will be available to you as a benefit of attending this year’s virtual event.
Special Guests:

Scot McLemore, Manager of Talent Acquisition and Mobility, American Honda Motor, Inc.

Jane Neal, Senior Vice President, AMG Vanadium LLC and Chairman, OMA Board of Directors