Innovative Workforces Solutions in Action
In addition to developing curriculum, MHI’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) program provides both resources and support to—as well as facilitates connections between—industry and academia at all levels: including students and instructors from high schools, trade and technical schools, community colleges and correctional institutions.
Along the way, many MHI members, user companies and other associations have shared with us how they’ve been creating innovative workforce solutions within their own communities. Some of those members and users will detail their experiences in person during the “Innovative Workforce Solutions: Lessons from the Leading Edge” panel discussion on Monday, October 2 at the MHI 2017 Annual Conference in Florida (see sidebar).
One of the participating panelists is Christian Dow, vice president of sales and marketing at MHI member Panther Industries. Located in Highlands Ranch, CO—a southern suburb of Denver—Dow’s company is the only manufacturer in its area. As a member of MHI and a manufacturer of print-and-apply labeling systems, the company is well aware of the challenges facing employers throughout the supply chain.