RIMA Spring Conference Session: Growing Your Manufacturing Workforce

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Start Date

April 13, 2021 02:00 pm

End Date

April 13, 2021 03:00 pm




Rhode Island Manufacturers Association



Polaris MEP  will lead an engaging breakout session on Manufacturing workforce development during this year’s Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) Spring Conference.

Whether your challenge is hiring new workers, replacing retiring employees, reducing turnover or upskilling incumbent team members, there ARE resources to meet your needs.

In this session, you’ll learn about programs designed to give Rhode Island manufacturers the skilled workforce they need to build and grow – today and in the future.

  • Discover employer-driven, state-funded initiatives to expand the talent pool.
  • Hear about a system that can more quickly get new workers up to task, reducing training time by 50%.
  • Find out how to close the gap between what employees offer and what manufacturing employers need.

Learn how to get workers in the door and “up to spec” faster with insights from Polaris MEP’s experts in manufacturing business improvement.

Location: This session will be presented virtually through Whova as part of an all-day RIMA event. You must register with RIMA to attend and receive the credentials to log-in.


Kathie Mahoney, Polaris MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) Center Director, Rhode Island

Kathie Mahoney

Center Director

Polaris MEP

Lindsey Brickle

Workforce Program Manager

Polaris MEP

Mikko Hurley

Shapes & Powders Strategist


Phil Ward, Polaris MEP, RI Manufacturing Project Manager

Phil Ward

Project Manager

Polaris MEP

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