The forum seeks input from specific business leaders to align workforce training and educational programs with the needs of the private sector to strengthen the regional economy and develop a well-trained workforce in Burlington County.
“A community college thrives when its programs and strategic initiatives are informed by the entire community,” BCC President Paul Drayton said. “Our innovative Workforce Development Institute, which will become a national model for aligning workforce resources, includes our industry partners at every step of the way. The advanced manufacturing forum is an excellent opportunity for the industry leaders to tell us what they need to develop the workforce of today, and tomorrow, right here in Burlington County.”
The forum will include focus groups and roundtable discussions to identify the needs of advanced manufacturing to develop a strong pipeline from education to the workforce.
The forum will begin with breakfast and registration at 8 a.m., June 11 in the Enterprise Center on the Mount Laurel Campus, 3331 Route 38 in Mount Laurel. The program is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It will include many leading advanced manufacturing companies, such as Part Life, Inc., M & D Precision Grinding and HUN Machine Works, Inc.
To register for the event online, firms should please click here or contact Ms. Stacy Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (856) 222-9311, ext. 2800.
Additional forums are being planned for other important industry clusters such as healthcare, retail and hospitality, transportation, logistics and distribution, technology and financial services.