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Seeking to gain access to affordable training opportunities?

Southwest VT Manufacturing Workforce Development Summit

Thursday, June 15

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Southwest Tech, Bennington


Calling Directors of Manufacturing, Lean and Continuous Improvement Leaders, Supply Chain Managers, Operations and Plant Managers, HR Directors and anyone else who manages employees - this is for YOU!

By day, Southwest Tech offers its students in the Manufacturing Technology program access to top notch equipment and machines; in the evening, the shop sits idle - and this is where you come in! As an employer, you have resources for your workforce which support training on SW Tech’s milling machines, lathes, grinders, CNC machines and welders. This training translates into skills such as GD&T, blueprint reading, inspection/ measurement and more for your employees.

As an added bonus, you will learn how to access Vermont workforce grants through the VT Training Program as well as hear from a manufacturer whose apprenticeship program training methods are tried and true. For complete information, agenda and to register, visit SWVT June 15 Summit.

Performance Management Approach That Supports Performance

Have you taken a good look at how your company manages performance? And if so, do you believe it's as effective as it can be? There are ways that best fit you and your circumstances that can allow performance management to be a positive advantage for the people who work for and with you. 

View this blog post by Patrick Boyle, VMEC Center Director and CEO, to read the variety of successful approaches that he's undertaken in his career that garnered big wins! 

Doing Business with the State of Vermont

Thursday, May 25

12:00 - 12:45 pm



Grab your sandwich and spend your lunch time with Vermont APEX Accelerator (formerly VT PTAC) for an overview of the processes used by the State of Vermont to procure products and services. The basics of contracting with the State and the support tools available to small businesses such as the Vermont Business Registry/ Bid Board will be discussed. Click Lunch Bites for further information and to register; also, check out their Workshops and Events calendar for a complete listing of their valuable offerings.

Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Center conference

Thursday, June 1

7:30 am - 4:45 pm

UVM Davis Center, Burlington

$150 pp

In their 21st year of this annual event, VEOC will offer a full-day of in-person learning, featuring several workshops with professional advisors and consultants, plentiful chances to network, socialize and relax as well as on-line participation options for select workshops. If you're interested in ESOPs, worker co-ops, and all broad-based employee ownership models, this is for you! VMEC is an event sponsor of this valuable opportunity; visit us at our table in the networking/ break area. Click VEOC 21st annual conference for further information and to register; early bird discounts available until Friday, May 26.

Part of the nationwide MEP National Network and hosted by Vermont Technical College since 1995, VMEC operates as a not-for-profit with a primary mission, “to strengthen and empower Vermont manufacturers.” A local resource and trusted adviser to manufacturing enterprises of all sizes, the VMEC team brings world-class expertise in consulting, coaching, hands-on implementation support, training and education for leaders and workers. 

Source: Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center


Event Location

United States