HCC to host manufacturing conference

(July 19, 2018) – Hagerstown Community College will host a one-day conference, entitled “Manufacturing 4.0: Creating a Skilled Workforce,” on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the HCC campus. The conference is intended for regional industry professionals, educators, and students who are stakeholders in creating the new workforce.

Participants will hear from Maryland DLLR Secretary Kelly Schulz; Ted Vecchio, of P4 Management, who will present, “Paths to Meet the Technology Skills Future;” Rod Bourn, of Down Set Lead, who will present “Millennials in the Workforce;” and Michael Raphael, of Direct Dimensions, who will present “Transformative Digital Trends.” Panel discussions will include “Forecasting Manufacturing Skills” and “Encouraging a New Workforce.” Networking sessions with vendor exhibits will also be included.

The conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, under grant no. 1501854. The conference registration fee is $28 per person; students and educators are free due to grant funding. To register or learn more, contact HCC’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division at 240-500-2236 or visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/adm.