Manufacturing Matters

5Thank you for everyone who joined us June 26th at the Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield! We look forward to seeing you at our next Manufacturing Matters event, details to follow.

Thank you to our generous Program Sponsor: OMG, Inc.

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Tamara Fricke“Hiring, Training and Business Development through Grant Funding”
-Tamara Fricke, Director of Grant Services, National Training Associates, Agawam, MA

As the economy continues to strengthen, manufacturers are starting to see a rise in production demands while finding it increasingly more difficult to find qualified workers with adequate technical skills to help meet those demands. At the same time many manufacturers are faced with increasing requirements for safety and quality certifications. But did you know that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers a unique set of grant programs that can help you overcome these hurdles?

With over 25 years of workforce development and grant experience, National Training Associates (NTA) is a leading provider of training, grant writing and grant administration services throughout the manufacturing sector in Massachusetts

Anne LynchProcurement Matters
-Anne Lynch, Founder & President, Lynch Associates, Inc., Boston, MA

Lynch Associates will share procurement strategies to help your business work with local, state and federal government agencies and authorities. They are proficient in identifying opportunities, assisting with relationship development for providers, and providing guidance in the submission of documents required to respond to bidding opportunities.

Ms. Lynch has more than thirty-five years of association management and public policy advocacy experience in governmental, public and media relations. She is recognized as one of the most talented legislative and public affairs strategists in the business today, with a specialty in representing associations

John MichaelsNew Training Options in Precision Manufacturing
-John J. Michaels, Coordinator of Guidance Services

Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, Career and Technical Education Center

In response to the growing employment needs throughout the region the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative has developed three options to train targeted student and adult populations for employment in the local precision manufacturing industry. The “Collaborative” has had an almost 40 year history of providing skill specific training, and educational support services to students and adults in and around the greater Springfield area. John will explain the rationale behind each option and how local companies can benefit greatly from becoming a partner in any or all of these exciting initiatives.

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