Thursday evening, June 13, the South Shore Manufacturing Advisory Group held its first networking social and industry outlook at Mayflower Brewing, Plymouth. Over 80 attendees representing local manufacturers, educational institutions, and industry associations including MassHire South Shore, and the South Shore Chamber, turned out to learn more about the Advisory Group’s accomplishments and future plans. Established back in the Spring of 2018 under the organization umbrella of the MassHire South Shore Workforce Board the Advisory Group, this group meets monthly to create and administer programs and initiatives to support the manufacturing industry in the region.
The consistent challenge expressed by area manufacturers throughout the region is a need to fill their expanding workforce demands to keep up with the needs of their customers, and grow their business operations. Finding quality workers with the basic training needed to enter the company’s workforce is a challenge that the South Shore Manufacturing Advisory Group is trying to address. Working with area colleges and high schools, the Advisory Group members are developing an after- hours curriculum for high school students, young adults and mature job seekers to prepare them with the basic skill-sets necessary to embark on a career in manufacturing, as well as curriculum options that will provide individuals college credits that can be utilized towards a degree program.
For more information, visit http://www.masshiresouthshorewb.com/manufacturing-initiative/. #madeonthesouthshore