VMEC seeks next Director & CEO

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VMEC seeks next Director & CEO

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 3:03pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine VMEC is seeking a new CEO! Patricia Giavara, the Interim Director & CEO, and the VMEC Advisory Board are seeking candidates to lead the organization. And we'd love your help in getting the word out! Please forward this e-blast message to those you believe are candidates for this position, share the link below or visit our LI page to like and share the Director and CEO hiring posts.

Bob Zider, Director & CEO of the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC), retired on June 30, 2021, after 25 years with the Center. 

As the Center Director & CEO of VMEC, the incumbent will play a leading role in developing and implementing a strategy for strengthening and modernizing Vermont’s manufacturing sector. The CEO will, in consultation and cooperation with the VMEC Staff and Advisory Board, formulate policies, programs, and evaluation criteria in support of the organization’s goals; develop and implement strategic and business plans; and report to key stakeholders and the Advisory Board on their implementation.

Please visit this page and scroll to "Current Staff Openings: Full Time" to view the complete position description and apply. Applicants are asked to upload a Cover Letter and Resume, and should apply by November 30, 2021.

Innovation Engineering Fundamentals Course with Blue Belt Certification

Wednesday and Thursday,

December 15 and 16, 2021

8:00 am - 4:00 pm both days

VTC Williston campus, Williston

$1,500 per person*

This is NOT your "typical course". Most innovation courses are taught by case study, where you sit on the sidelines and guess what went wrong/right for X business in Y situation. We believe that the best learning comes first-hand, from you getting your hands dirty, trying things and from you working on your own challenges. This not only helps you learn, it ensures you get value out of the course immediately.

Join us in December where at the end of two action-packed days, you'll have the ability to invent more ideas, persuade others, ship ideas faster and jump start your work! Who doesn't want this??!! Check out the full description; once the course is complete and all course work has been submitted and approved, you'll receive your IE Blue Belt Certification!

* Special pricing for VT Manufacturing Companies: 

$3,000 for a team of 3 or 4 participants





Capital Investment Grants Available

The State of Vermont's Agency of Commerce and Community Development has been appropriated just over $10 million by the Department of Economic Development to design and implement a capital investment grant program. Manufacturers planning equipment purchases are encouraged to apply. The transformational projects are those that have impacts beyond the immediate economic impacts of job and wage growth directly associated with the investment. These can include regional impacts on workforce development, or supply chain improvements. Visit this link for more information and e-mail accd.capitalinvestmentgrantsteam@vermont.gov if you have interest and need help to navigate the application process.





What Improvement, Growth or Learning Opportunity can we help you with?

Contact us at (802) 728-1432, vmec@vmec.org or connect with a

VMEC Team Member at this link

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