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Moving Makers Forward: Manufacturing Workforce Solutions Summit

June 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


First annual Moving Makers Forward Summit.

The IMA Education Foundation, in partnership with IMEC, will host the first annual Moving Makers Forward Summit – and we’re back in person at the Bone Student Center in Bloomington! We all know the issues regarding the shortage of workers – at this meeting we will be taking a deep dive into creative and effective solutions to helping manufacturers access the talent they need.

Join your colleagues from around the state for this informative Summit!

Presentations and Panels Include:

Keynote Luncheon
Every employer across every industry has been impacted by the worker shortage crisis. The wide array of potential solutions to address workforce barriers impact every aspect of a company from recruitment, to HR, culture, retention, marketing and more. What can employers focus on and take away when it comes to effectively addressing the workforce issues within their own company and community? Hear real solutions that can be used long after the luncheon ends.

Building a Community Talent Pipeline
Today’s talent market is more competitive than ever. Learn from colleagues across the industry who have created a competitive advantage around hiring and recruitment. Discover approaches to sourcing historically untapped talent and gain insight on how to make advances in your organization.

Education: The Implementation of HB 3296
It is important now more than ever that employers establish relationships with their local school districts with the goal of developing their future workforce. The recent passage of HB 3296 provides a key opportunity for employers to establish touch points within their local school districts specifically as it relates to career and technical education (CTE) programming. This panel will feature experts that have worked to establish those relationships and develop a school to career workforce pipeline.

HR/Company Culture
Company Culture can attract or deter talent. Good company culture cultivates engagement, innovation, and meaningful contributions from your employees. Manufacturers across Illinois share insights on how they brought meaning, purpose, and value to their employees. Listen to their strategies for onboarding, career development, and retention and learn how they helped their employees’ overcome obstacles so they could bring their best self to work.

Where Can Employers Go from Here?
IMEC’s journey map goes beyond diversity and inclusion to elevate company culture and drive advancements across organizations. Hear from a panel of expert employers that have innovative recommendations and tools for use in your own company.

A Chance to come away with New Ideas, Connections and Inspiration.

Continental Breakfast, Networking and LuncheonD


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Cost: $79
Contact Name: Terry Graham
Contact Email: tgraham@ima-net.org