New Video, “Long Island Makers: Millennials in Manufacturing” will Launch Branding Effort to Showcase Growing Industry & Opportunities for Millennials
(Long Island, NY) The Workforce Development Institute (WDI), will be joined by Dr. Shaun McKay, President of Suffolk County Community College, New York State Senator Jack Martins, , Jamie Moore, President of ADDAPT, Bill Wahlig, Executive Director of LIFT, Jeff Guillot, Founder of the Suburban Millennials Institute, Pat Malone, Executive Director, Stony Brook University Center for Corporate Education, John Lombardo, Associate Vice President for SCCC Workforce and Economic Development, members of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council and dozens of business leaders, elected officials, students and community activists to celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11AM at Suffolk County Community College Workforce Development and Manufacturing Center at the Brentwood Campus.
The event will launch a new effort to rebrand local manufacturing by highlighting the creative nature of the industry, as well as the many rewards and opportunities available to those committed to operating on Long Island, such as a young and diverse pool of talent.
During this event WDI and its partners will unveil, “Millennials in Manufacturing,” a video highlighting several of those Long Island Maker companies, their CEO’s and millennial professionals. The event will also feature a panel discussion exploring the evolution of the local industry, the rewards and challenges of operating a manufacturing business on Long Island, the new trend of millennials looking to work locally and the career paths that are enabling them to innovate, contribute to business growth, and advance professionally.
- Friday, October 2, 2015
- Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood Campus
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The Long Island Makers: Millennials Making Manufacturing video is an initiative of the Workforce & Education Work Group of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council and was possible through the support of the Workforce Development Institute (WDI), a statewide 501©3 non-profit that improves the lives of working men and women across New York State by providing targeted programs in workforce, economic, and community development.
Goals of the branding effort are based on the Manufacturing Workforce Intelligence Study, which was funded by Empire State Development and implemented by Stony Brook University, in partnership with ADDAPT, SCCC and LIFT.