Skilled Labor Workforce: U.S. and European Perspectives
Recapitalizing U.S.’ Skilled Labor Workforce for Economic Prosperity and Global Competitiveness
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Conference Opening Remarks Live From Washington, D.C. :
His Excellency, João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
For conference agenda, please click here.
Mr. John Francy, CFO and CAO of Milacron, LLC
Conference Closing Remarks:
Gala Dinner Keynote:
Skilled Labor Workforce PowerPoint Presentations
Evolution of European and U.S. Industrial Base
Investment Strategies to Compete Globally – Capital/Relationship/Workforce Investments
Effect on Transatlantic Trade – Definition and Overview of Internships – Co-Ops – Apprenticeship Programs and Outcome
Economic Outlook U.S. and Specifically Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana
New Opportunities for U.S. Economy and Global Competitiveness
Filling in the Pipeline
Attraction and Retention of European Investors in Our Community
Re-Shoring and the Demands on U.S. Manufacturing
Sources for New Talent
Middle Term: Retraining: Returning Veterans, Adult Second Careers
Short Term: Incumbent Workers – KY WINS
Leah Curry – General Manager – Assembly and Conveyance – Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana
Long Term Example: Apprenticeship and Leadership Development
Program Set Up and Early Returns
Certification and Accreditation/Policy Issues/Funding Support
Transatlantic trade and investments is the largest economic relationship in the world stimulating job creation and economic growth between two historic and strategic partners. A skilled and educated human capital on both sides of the Atlantic has been one of the drivers of economic and diplomatic prosperity. Today, amid over 13 million unemployed in the United States, countless companies struggle to find qualified workers, slowing down production and transatlantic trade.
On May 16th 2012, the European-American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) gathered international, national, and regional experts along with policy makers from both sides of the Atlantic in Cincinnati to present to corporate executives, community leaders, educators, and parents a one-day conference addressing theses issues and to:
1. Establish a clear understanding of the urgent need to recapitalize the U.S.’ skilled labor workforce for economic prosperity and global competitiveness
2. Create an opportunity for a transatlantic dialogue to learn about successful European educational models of apprenticeships for consideration in developing U.S. solutions
3. Identify and connect educational, trade, industry and community partners
4. Inspire partners and leaders to develop solutions for our region, nation and transatlantic economic prosperity
Following the all-day Skilled Labor Workforce conference, EACC members and the international business community celebrated stimulating five successful years of transatlantic trade and economic prosperity between Greater Cincinnati and Europe at the annual Gala Dinner.
To view photos of the 5th Anniversary Gala dinner, please click here.
On January 26th, the Cincinnati Enquirer published an article, Factory careers are where it’s at, discussing the urgent need of skilled labor workers in the U.S. in the manufacturing industry. The article quotes EACC Board President and Hahn Automation President, John Baines and Feintool Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Lars Reich and EACC Executive Director, Anne Cappel.
The EACC thanks the following Marketing Partners for their support: