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TechSolve Puts Workforce Development in the Spotlight With Premiere MFG Strong Summit

Sept. 16, 2021, at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati

Published: Monday, August 30, 2021 - 12:00

(TechSolve: Cincinnati) -- TechSolve, a Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing through technology, presents the premiere MFG Strong workforce summit for Southwest Ohio manufacturers. The one-day event brings together key workforce development and community leaders with manufacturers from Hamilton, Warren, Butler, Clermont, Highland, Brown, and Clinton counties. Scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 16, 2021, at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati, the summit includes a keynote address from author and trainer Ryan Jenkins, as well as breakout sessions addressing one of the hottest topics in manufacturing today—the workforce.

“We work with manufacturing business owners and managers every day, and one issue we are consistently asked to address is workforce development,” says David Linger, president and CEO of TechSolve. “The MFG Strong workforce summit is designed to address this issue head-on and holistically, with information, interaction, an outstanding keynote speaker, and opportunities for attendees to network with their peers, community leaders, and industry experts.”

Ryan Jenkins, CSP is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, trainer and author. His latest book is The Generation Z Guide: The Complete Manual to Understand, Recruit and Lead the Next Generation. His insights have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal, and he is co-founder of Sync Learning Experiences—a learning and development consultancy focused on helping workers gain modern skills.

For the morning sessions, attendees break out into groups for sessions on: “Strengthening Recruitment and Employee Retention,” “Addressing the Future of Work & Technology Integration,” and “Access to Workforce Programing and Funding.” After the lunchtime keynote, afternoon sessions focus on networking, county-focused breakout sessions, and an education institution panel discussion. A plated breakfast, box lunch, and breaks are included. Tickets are $180 for general admission, $120 for Ohio manufacturers. Tickets increase to full price on Wed., Aug. 25, 2021, and will be $225 for general admission and $150 for Ohio manufacturers. For more information on the event visit www.mfgstrong.com.

Platinum sponsor is the Ohio MEP. Gold sponsors are Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center, Employers Resource Association (ERA), Frost Brown Todd, and the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP).

TechSolve has more than 35 years’ experience providing services to a wide range of manufacturers in Southwest Ohio and across the United States, enabling these companies to maintain competitive advantages. The company focuses on technology-based solutions and advisory services to help manufacturers make smarter business decision, operate more efficiently and achieve profitable growth. TechSolve services include cybersecurity and compliance, manufacturing process solutions, continuous improvement, growth strategies, and smart manufacturing assessments.

For more information about TechSolve, visit https://www.techsolve.org/.


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