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Building a Sustainable Workforce Through Apprenticeships and the Integration of Advanced Technologies Webinar

October 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Manufacturing DayAcross Illinois, manufacturers focus on building a sustainable workforce and integrating emerging advanced technology into the production process.  Apprenticeship Illinois is helping fill open positions with registered apprenticeship training programs.  The training provides a work-based learning environment while the apprentice earns an income and works towards a nationally recognized credential. Robotics, artificial intelligence, and the application of green processes are creating manufacturing environments to operate more efficiently and flexibility to adapt to the changing workforce.

This webinar will allow you to hear directly from manufacturers utilizing Apprenticeship Illinois and advanced technologies to address common pain points changing the future of manufacturing.

Panelist Include:

  • Prysmian Group – Eric Perks, Plant Manager
  • Pepsi Mid-America – Larry Chambers, VP of Facilities and Fleet Management
  • Natural Fiber Welding – Tom Waggoner, COO

Welcoming Remarks

  • Sylvia Garcia, Acting Director  |  Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
  • Kristy Johns, Marketing Manager  |  IMEC

Presented in partnership by:


Contact Name: Emily Lee, IMEC

Contact Email: elee@imec.org


October 20, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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