Hello, Metalworking Nation! Today is an exciting day in the history of MakingChips as we release the highly anticipated Episode 100! We are coming to you live from the Technology & Manufacturing Association in Chicago, IL where we have assembled a round table panel of some of the most progressive manufacturing leaders in the Chicagoland area.
With us today we have return VIP guest, Brian Panek — Vice President of Panek Precision, Jess Giudici — Talent and Culture Manager at Smalley Steel Ring Company , Bill Downey — President at Hi-Grade Welding & Manufacturing, and Tom Simeone — President of Manor Tool.
On today’s episode, we will be discussing one of the most challenging topics that people are talking about right now — workforce development, training, and hiring. Our panel offers their insight into the issue as they discuss solutions they are implementing in their own business.
[02:20] – MakingChips TV
[05:30] – Introduction of our Panel Guests
[09:15] – One Word for Workforce Development
[10:08] – “Challenging”
[16:42] – Finding the Next Manufacturing Leaders
[24:15] – Providing Opportunity within the Organization
[26:00] – Millennials vs Baby Boomers
[33:33] – Culture Means a Lot
[40:48] – A Bidding War
[47:08] – Robots in the Shop
[51:30] – Resume on your Desk
[57:25] – Reaching Other Demographics
[60:45] – Success Stories
[66:25] – Conclusion of Episode