"The 'Time is now' for manufacturing", said Alison Lands, Senior Manager in Delloite's Strategy and Operations practice
at last weeks 13th Annual Governor's Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit in Manchester, New Hampshire. Lands went on to say, "New England has the potential to be a world-class manufacturing cluster".
W.H. Bagshaw has been promoting this optimistic message for years. We have also been addressing the skills gap that is holding back New Hampshire's manufacturing industry (August e-letter
) by strongly advocating for, and actively volunteering in, the development of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) skills with our school-aged population.
New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan talked about the ways she is working on "innovative ways to reach students at a young age". One of our customers, New Hampshire Ball Bearing (NHBB), is participating in one of these innovative programs with ConVal Regional High School. In January, ConVal will launch an "Advanced Manufacturing Principles" course for 8-12 juniors and seniors, who will spend a couple days a week at NHBB learning about manufacturing. READ MORE
about this innovative STEM education program and feel free to reach out to learn how to get involved with these efforts in your community.