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BUILD YOUR TEAM: Career Pathways in Manufacturing Lunch and Learn

September 28, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Workforce challenges continue to plague manufacturers. Long-term skilled workers are retiring – and new applicants are unskilled.

Are you prepared to capture tribal knowledge and skills and integrate them into your organization before the retirement wave hits your company?

Join IMEC and John Wood Community College Workforce Development center for a lunch and learn that will share a proven method for identifying and developing your workforce. IMEC Technical Specialist Trista Bonds will explain how to solve training challenges and build a workforce of the future with Career Pathways.

Career Pathways is a dynamic, evolving, and highly customizable workforce solution that provides the structure and means for manufacturers to identify the critical skills needed by their workers and for their companies to remain globally competitive.  We will show you how skills-building opportunities can be developed in an adaptable format to suite a variety of positions on the plant floor based on the vision and mission of the leadership team.

Attend this lunch and learn to:

  • Learn about the Career Pathways process and services provided by IMEC
  • Understand how to access skill tracking check lists that you can use for your shop floor staff
  • Access turnkey online training programs that offer self-paced skill building trainin



Trista Bonds | Technical Specialist, IMEC

As a technical specialist, Trista provides Technical and Workforce Development solutions that will create growth opportunities for manufacturers throughout Illinois. Her expertise in Workforce Training, Curriculum/Instruction Design and over 20 years of working various manufacturing roles helps her understand your company’s goals and provide insight on viable solutions. Trista will work alongside your team to provide support from the beginning implementation phase through the successful completion of your projects. Trista uses her first-hand experiences in Job Skills Training, Automation and Robotics, Manufacturing Operations and Leadership to assist clients overcoming challenges.

Presented in partnership with:

Cost: $40
Contact Name: Kelly Lewis
Contact Phone: 217.641.4971  
Contact email: lewis@jwcc.edu