The Critical Need for the New Collar Workforce

EXPERIENCE the Digital Summit
Friday, November 13, 2020

OUR WORLD HAS CHANGED

Manufacturers, educators, and entrepreneurs all have a common goal:

Identifying the most efficient solutions to the dwindling manufacturing workforce and how to move production forward.

We MUST take action NOW. TODAY is the time to realign ourselves. COVID has sharpened our lens farther and we are pivoting our preparations for the next workforce pipeline. We measure, define, and ultimately hire talent in vastly new ways.

How do these emerging new needs impact education and the talent pipeline?

Education and industry are working together to create new information delivery systems. One evolving solution embraced by MakerspaceCT is digital credentialing, which enhances accessibility, portability, and standardization of education.

The New England Maker Summit 2020 brings together experts in talent acquisition, manufacturing, Maker Movement industry leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and curious minds to explore:

“The Critical Need for the New Collar Workforce”

The New Collar Workforce combines new technological skills and traditional trades, the key to tomorrow’s innovation workforce, providing digital credentials upon completion.

The realignment of the educational infrastructure allows for greater attainability and a more diversified talent pool. Through a new digital credentialing system, individuals will be able to up their game by enrolling in short, high impact classes earning stackable credentials.

Manufacturers such as IBM, Trumpf, and Google have already been using a digital credentialing system, recognizing a method of viable labor development in a more attainable time span. Currently, 10-15% of US-based jobs at IBM are filled by individuals without a traditional 4-year degree.

In the next ten years, production line jobs will rise in demand by 20-30%; manufacturers must continue to recognize a variety of methods in workforce development to meet demand.

New England Maker Summit 2020 will discuss what manufacturers are looking for, how this evocative delivery system and other educator solutions work, how this will impact the workforce pipeline, hiring process, and what we have learned and implemented in the wake of the global pandemic.

Get ready for the digital version of this year’s New England Maker Summitcoming to you live:

November 13th, 2020
10am to 4pm

Registration for NEMS 2020 is LIVE! Grab your tickets today.


Event Sponsors:

SPEAKERS

Andrew
Mackin

CEO of Mackin Talent

Sarah
Boisvert

Founder at New Collar Network

Chris
DiPentima

President & CEO of CBIA

Ari
Santiago

President, CEO & Founder of IT Direct

Alex
Johnson

President & CEO, Capital Workforce Partners

Kate
Ash

Consultant – Workforce Development & Economic Policy for the National Governors Association

Glenn
Ford

President, Phoenix Manufacturing

Devra
Sisitsky

Executive Director, MakerspaceCT

Marty
Guay

Vice President, Business Development at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

THE VIRTUAL AGENDA

  • 09:00
    Registration and demos/pre-show
  • 09:45
    Welcome and opening remarks
  • 10:00
    Speaker 1 > Andrew Mackin (CEO, Mackin Talent)
  • 10:45
    Q&A – Speaker 1
  • 11:00

    Speaker 2 > Sarah Boisvert (Fab Lab Hub) – New Collar & Digital credential roll-out

  • 11:45
    Q&A – Speaker 2
  • 12:00
    MakerspaceCT lunch & LIVE DEMOS
  • 12:30
    Speaker > MAKERSPACECT and the world of FAST, INTENSE TRAINING for REAL JOBS
  • Virtual track introductions

  • 12:45
    Jump to VIRTUAL TRACK TEAMS – 3 separate LIVE broadcasts
VIRTEAM A

NEW COLLAR
For Business
and Entrepreneurship

Speakers:
Alex Johnson
Capital Workforce Partners

VIRTEAM B

NEW COLLAR
For Education

Speakers:
Clifford Thermer, Ed.D.
Goodwin University

VIRTEAM C

NEW COLLAR
For Manufacturing

Speakers:
Martin Guay
Vice President, Business Development
Stanley Black & Decker

  • 1:45
    Messages from Mayor Luke Bronin and Senator Chris Murphy
  • 2:00

    The MakerspaceCT solution to the New Collar Workforce Pipeline

  • 2:15

    Panel Discussion with Industry Leaders led by moderator

    “Blue collar, white collar and the New Collar alternative for today’s education. The world IS ready for this PIVOT!”

    • Ari Santiago – moderator ( President of IT Direct, Host of Made in America Podcast)
    • Glenn Ford (President, Phoenix Manufacturing)
    • Chris DiPentima (President & CEO, CBIA)
    • Katherine Ash (Consultant, National Governors Association)
    • Devra Sisitsky (Executive Director, MakerspaceCT)
    • More Panelist to Come!!
  • 3:00

    Panel Q&A Session

  • 3:15

    Maker Cocktail Demo; Closing Remarks and Thanks

 

Registration for NEMS 2020 is LIVE! Grab your tickets today.

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Our mission is to positively impact lives by enabling access, innovation, and education.

Location: 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT.

Operating Hours:
We are open with protocols in place to keep everyone healthy and safe. Operating Hours are — Tuesday: 12pm-9pm / Wednesday: 12pm-9pm / Thursday: 12pm-9pm / Friday: 12pm-10pm / Saturday: 10am-10pm / Sunday: 10am-6pm / Monday: CLOSED

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Check our website homepage or Facebook and Twitter for updates for possible changes to our hours of operation.

Please note: Holiday 2020 schedule:

Sat, Jul 4, 2020: CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
Sun, Apr 12, 2020: CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY
Wed, Nov 25, 2020: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Thu, Nov 26, 2020: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Thu, Dec 24, 2020: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Dec 25, 2020: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Thu, Dec 31, 2020: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan 1, 2021: CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY

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