Can Work-Based Learning Ease Talent Issues?

WEDNESDAY 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM | Work-Based Learning – Terrace Room

To attract new talent, advanced manufacturing employers are creating work-based training programs that ensure new employees learn exactly what they need to do the job. When combined with intentional recruiting strategies, customized “earn and learn” on-the-job training enables under-represented populations to gain skills while being placed in full time, permanent positions with benefits and a livable wage. Learn about the innovative strategies that employers and their partners are using to make OJT successful.


  • Stacey Wagner, CEO, Biztiks (Moderator)
  • Cheryl Childers, HR Manager, Cox Machine
  • Karla Trotman, COO, Electro Soft