F214: Engaging Manufacturing's Next Generation Through Full Contact Innovation

  • Room: S401BC
Tuesday, November 12, 2019: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Engaging Manufacturing's Next Generation Through Full Contact Innovation
Manufacturers need to engage and inspire a new generation of skilled workers with the aptitude to fill open high-tech and high-paying jobs. The solution: FULL CONTACT INNOVATION. Students get hands-on STEM training by designing, building, test and repairing gladiator-style Bots. Educators teach students technical and critical thinking in a creative, competitive and rewarding format. Local manufacturers build relationships with area schools and students serving as teams' Industry Advisors creating their own workforce talent pipelines. These connections will provide manufacturers with the opportunity to influence curriculum and ensure that the next generation is ready for the modern manufacturing upon graduation. Who can't get excited about that?
Bill Padnos – NTMA

Millennials in Manufacturing
You may have preconceived notions about employing Millennial's thanks to the bum rap they are given in popular media. We need this largest, most talked about generation yet, to embrace careers in manufacturing. Millennial's are the first generation of people to grow up with the internet as an everyday part of their lives. Being digital natives, Millennial's come equipped with the tools fabrication companies desperately need to achieve Industry 4.0. In this session, learn what it takes to attract, manage and keep Millennial talent, from a speaker that has successfully managed a team of them in Manufacturing for the past 10 years.
Adria Haines - Lantek Systems, Inc.


For Technical Support with this webpage, please contact support.