Southwest VT Manufacturing Workforce Development Summit, June 15

Thursday, June 15

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Southwest Tech, Bennington


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.

VMEC Professional Manufacturing Business Growth Advisor with focus on Supply Chain

This full-time position’s primary focus will be on the Vermont supply chain initiative. The new VMEC team member will work directly with manufacturers of all sizes to understand and help meet their challenges, connect them within the ecosystem of manufacturing and supply chain partners as well as assist them in navigating a soon-to-be-announced supply chain platform that supports domestic sourcing.

Note: The full job description and application link will be posted on our Job Opportunities page once approved by VT State Colleges. Please check back for updates. Should you have any questions before its posting, please contact VMEC’s Lisa Henderson or Brett Ference

MFG Day "Planning Your Event" webinar

Thursday, May 11

2:00 - 2:45 pm



MFG Day is manufacturing’s biggest annual opportunity to inspire the next generation to start careers in modern manufacturing through a series of focused events geared towards students, parents and educators on the first Friday of October and

continuing throughout the rest of the month.  

Whether it's Friday, October 6 or another day in that month, there are dozens of ways you and your teams can host an event – virtual, in-person, hybrid, presentation, tours, hands-on - and the resources are at your fingertips to plan your best manufacturing event ever! Since MFG Day’s main focus is careers in manufacturing, we highly encourage you to reach out to your local Career & Technical Education Center (CTE). Be sure to view previously recorded webinars and register for this week's session and future opportunities at MFG Day 2023 Webinars.

Event Location

United States