AEM to host Workforce Solutions virtual summit

The U.S.-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers will host a virtual Workforce Solutions summit 10-12 August, 2020 targeted at c-suite and human resources professionals in the manufacturing industry.
July 8, 2020
By Guy Woodford
Julie Davis, workforce development director at AEM

This three-day virtual event will feature two 45-minute sessions per day, delivering education and ideas on workforce solutions. Each day one topic will be of interest to c-suite participants, and one topic will focus on HR. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and solutions for retaining and growing the equipment manufacturing industry's workforce and ideas to build a pipeline of qualified talent for future growth.

"It's critical for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry and the market it serves to do what it takes now to showcase the incredible career opportunities offered by our industry," said Julie Davis, workforce development director at AEM. "That's why AEM continues to invest in providing Workforce Solutions information and engaging ways to both recruit and promote the industry." 

Featured speakers include:

  • Rebekah Kowalski VP Manpower who will focus on the future manufacturing workforce and current statistics 
  • Chris Czanik, author of "Winning the War for Talent, will review best practices for engaging, developing and retaining talent. He'll also discuss creating a subject matter expert culture in your organisation
  • Matt Kirchner will address the value of industry partnerships
  • Cory Argenbright, of Saint Maximus Consulting, will discuss tapping into the Military pipeline. 
  • The National Skills Coalition will review the federal landscape including workforce development legislation, grants and higher education


"Our Workforce Summit will cover topics to help our members and the industry develop a pipeline of talent to help them move their businesses forward," continued Davis." Many of the presented ideas can be easily implemented." 

Registration for AEM's Workforce Solutions Summit can be found here

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