The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance is hosting two free virtual workshops Dec. 9 and Dec. 15 to provide employers and workers important information about the organization’s workforce Career Pathways Tool.
The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance earlier this year launched a workforce Career Pathways Tool to give employers and workers a “roadmap” for successful careers in the state’s top manufacturing occupations.
The webinars are scheduled for:
- Wednesday, December 9 – 10-11 a.m. (for workforce organizations and partners)
- Tuesday, December 15 – 10-11 a.m. (for industry professionals)
The webinars are designed to show how this new online career tool can assist:
- Small- and medium‑sized Oklahoma manufacturers, who can utilize these pathways as a tool to attract potential employees to their company and as a career progression model in concert with their own advancement strategies
- Workforce and education partners, who can use it as a career planning and progression tool
- Individuals wanting to pursue or further their career in manufacturing, so they can envision a career with advancement opportunities
Presentations from industry leaders will include:
- Monica Baker, Manufacturing and Maintenance Manager, PACCAR Winch
- Dave Younge, President and Owner, Progressive Stamping and Flex‑Ability Concepts
- Sara Tracey, Managing Director, Workforce Services at the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association
- Sharon Harrison, Ed.D., Director of Workforce Development, Manufacturing Alliance / Owner, Harrison Consulting Group
The career pathways tool, developed by the Manufacturing Alliance with input from Oklahoma manufacturers, documents a progression of skills, competencies and education/training for eight key manufacturing occupations.
For more information or to register for the December workforce Career Pathways webinars, contact program facilitator Sharon Harrison at Sharon.Harrison@okalliance.com and she will provide login information for the online workshops.