Human Capital Barometrics Information Session

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Start Date

June 15, 2022 11:00 am

End Date

June 15, 2022 12:00 pm







Human Capital Barometrics, not a college science class!

Workforce continues to be a consistent need for Rhode Island Manufacturers. Human Capital Barometrics (HCB) is a new tool for workforce information. HCB can be used to measure your current conditions and help you plan for the future. This can improve hiring, retention, and help you make future investments.

This past spring, Polaris MEP began a Rhode Island pilot of HCB in response to manufacturer’s needs. 

With speakers from MassMEP, Polaris MEP and VMEC speaking on their own experiences implementing HCB, this is open to all manufacturers in MA, RI, and VT.

Join us for an hour of the who, what, where, when and why of HCB and how it will work in your organization.


Lindsey Brickle, Polaris MEP – Senior Workforce Manager

For the last 12 years, Lindsey Brickle has worked as a strategic program and development consultant with organizations in the nonprofit, public and private sectors. She provides guidance and supports the implementation of programs in workforce development, STEM education, water sanitation and hygiene, refugees and migration, monitoring, evaluation and gender mainstreaming. In addition to managing Polaris MEP’s workforce programs — helping manufacturers create jobs, retain talent and train workers for tomorrow’s challenges. Lindsey is a director of The Leadership Partnership of Rhode Island. Lindsey has a master’s degree in sustainable international development from The Heller School at Brandeis University, and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Northeastern University.


Carla C. Wuthrich, VMEC – Director of Field Operations/Professional Manufacturing & Business Growth Advisor

Carla C. Wuthrich joined the VMEC team after 25 years of experience at IBM and GlobalFoundries in technical, managerial and transformational roles. Over 10 years while at IBM, she led and aligned the Strategy Deployment processes, Leadership Development and continuous improvement efforts for the IBM Microelectronics Division, reaching over 3 sites and 5,000 employees. At GlobalFoundries, Carla became the Value Stream Program Manager for semiconductor modules, managing the daily to annual processes to exceed on-time delivery, revenue and inventory objectives.

Carla has a diversity of training and experience in Materials Science (Cornell University (BS) & Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), & Lean / Continuous Improvement systems (IBM/LSSBB, VMEC, LEI).


Lisa Derby Oden, MassMEP – Project Development Manager

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