Strategic Planning Course

Sat, Sep 22, 2018 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM


A well designed strategic plan can improve business performance, increase profits, and focus efforts. Working with class instructors and your personal mentor, you will examine every element of your business, outline goals and objectives, create an action plan, and lay out the expected results. You will work with peers and advisors to address challenges that face many businesses: managing growth, succession planning, securing capital, and finding and hiring the right people.

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IIoT Breaks Tradition, Provides Real-Time Data for Manufacturers: Bowden Manufacturing

Tue, Oct 9, 2018 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

DoubleTree Independence

Manufacturing owners, presidents, and leaders struggle against time and resources as they guide their companies towards profitability. Accurate monitoring of resource performance has been a consistent struggle, and technology has been too costly, complex, and cumbersome to provide the much-needed insight. But new affordable solutions are becoming available. Come listen to President and Owner of Bowden Manufacturing, Andy McCartney, discuss how he has discovered a useful application from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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"Plant" Tour: Max Hayes High School - Building the Manufacturing Pipeline

Tue, Oct 16, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Max S. Hayes High School

Opened in 2015, the state-of-the-art facilities at Max S. Hayes High School give students the opportunity to earn credentials in multiple high-tech industries. As the only high school in Cleveland to offer career technical training in manufacturing pathways, Max Hayes is now home to the first CNC Machining Pre-Apprenticeship in Northeast Ohio! Join us to learn more about the school's programs and see for yourself what your future workforce is learning!

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OSHA 10-Hour Training

Thu, Oct 18, 2018 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Meet regulatory compliance needs without travel costs, scheduling issues, or lost productivity! The 10-hour General Industry Card is viewed by OSHA as a proactive step toward safety compliance and employee workplace safety. Don't wait on a visit from OSHA and face potential mandatory 10-hour training.

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Competency Models Drive Competitiveness and Combat the Manufacturing Skills Gap

Wed, Oct 24, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Skype Meeting Broadcast

Manufacturers are reevaluating traditional time-based training models in favor of career-relevant competency-based education. Tooling U-SME, an industry leader in manufacturing training and development, will explore the skills gap, define competency models, analyze the need and benefits of competency modeling, explain the types of models, and assess best practices.

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