AIV: Annual Meeting Dec 14

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Resources and Models for Workforce Education and Training 

Thursday, December 14   |   Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier  

AIV's annual meeting is the premier forum for addressing critical manufacturing and economic issues facing Vermont, bringing together leaders from across business and public sectors, and we are holding our 97th Annual Meeting December 14 at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier.  This year we are focusing on one of the greatest challenges for manufacturing and many other sectors in Vermont -- addressing the education and training necessary to keep Vermont's workforce productive and competitive. 

The day's agenda will focus on several key resources and programs, and we intend to highlight others in future events during the new year.  Programs and resources addressed will include: Certified Production Technician programs, featuring the services provided by Community College of Vermont and highlighting the experiences of GE Aviation and Hazelett; Manufacturing Technician Apprentice programs, featuring the services provided by Vermont Tech and highlighting the different programs at GE Aviation, GW Plastics, and GS Precision; and the Vermont Training Program, featuring the support provided by the Department of Economic Development and highlighting the experiences of North Hartland Tool, Kalow Technologies, and Trow & Holden. 

The event will conclude with a luncheon address and Q&A with Governor Phil Scott on his administration's priorities for strengthening Vermont's economy heading into the new year and legislative session. 

The event should be of interest and value to any Vermont organization, whether you are facing education and training needs yourself, providing education and training services, or providing other employer services that would be of interest to your fellow attendees.  Although the primary focus of the featured programs will be manufacturing, the Vermont Training Program is available to several different sectors, and the technician and apprentice programs can provide lessons and ideas for education and training initiatives in many sectors beyond manufacturing. 

Members and non-members are welcome to register online by going to the “Events” link at www.aivt.org.  Registration is required by December 12. Contact us at (802) 223-3441 or info@aivt.org for more information.  

9:00   Registration
9:30   Welcome and Introduction
9:45   Certified Production Technician programs, featuring the services
provided by Community College of Vermont and highlighting the experiences of
GE Aviation and Hazelett.

Michael Keogh, Business & Community Outreach Manager, Community College of
Vermont
Terri Ballou, Human Resources Leader, GE Aviation
Dan Gleason, Training Coordinator, Hazelett

10:30 Manufacturing Technician Apprentice programs, featuring the services
provided by Vermont Tech and highlighting the different programs at GE
Aviation, GW Plastics, and GS Precision.

Jeffrey Higgins, Program Director, External Degree Programs, Vermont
Technical College
Cathy Tempesta, Human Resources Director, GW Plastics
Aaron Pratt, Senior Manufacturing Training Staff Manager, GE Aviation
Maggie Aldrich, Assistant Human Resources Manager, GS Precision11:15
The Vermont Training Program, featuring the support provided by the
Department of Economic Development and highlighting the experiences of North
Hartland Tool, Kalow Technologies, and Trow & Holden.

John Young, Director, Workforce Development Programs, Department of Economic
Development
Dan Pause, Human Resources Manager, North Hartland Tool
Eric Lapp, Compliance Manager, Kalow Technologies
Jordan Keyes, Sales & Business Development, Trow & Holden

12:00 Luncheon Address and Q&A: Priorities for Strengthening Vermont's
Economy Heading into the New Year and Legislative Session

Governor Phil Scott

1:00   Wrap Up
 

Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 9:00am