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Connie King and Mary Pramik with PMA
26th October 2023 • The Industrial Talk Podcast with Scott MacKenzie • The Industrial Talk Podcast with Scott MacKenzie
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Industrial Talk is onsite at FABTECH 23 and talking to Connie King and Mary Pramik, Workforce Development Team at PMA about "Workforce development the keys to business resilience and success".  Here are some of the key takeaways from our conversation:
  • Workforce development in manufacturing. 1:27
    • Mary provides background on her work in workforce development and higher education.
    • Connie joined PMA in January after being recruited by David, and now works in Workforce Development, helping members with training and development strategies.
  • Manufacturing culture and career development. 5:52
    • Connie : "Most people don't leave their jobs, they leave their managers or bosses."
    • Mary: "We help change the culture of old manufacturing to work with Gen Z's, who want different things out of life."
    • Scott MacKenzie and Connie discuss the need to inspire the younger generation to consider manufacturing as a career, highlighting the importance of starting education and awareness early.
    • Edge Factor is mentioned as an organization that partners with manufacturers to provide career awareness programs in schools and communities, showcasing the various job opportunities available in the industry.
  • Workforce development in manufacturing. 11:36
    • Scott MacKenzie and Mary discuss the importance of bringing awareness to middle and high school students about manufacturing and the changes in the industry, such as automation.
    • They emphasize the need to show students how manufacturing has evolved and how it can be a rewarding and exciting career, despite the negative perceptions of some younger generations.
    • PMA members can leverage each other's expertise and resources for growth.
    • Scott MacKenzie encourages listeners to connect with PMA and Connie & Mary for workforce development.
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