Jan. 2017

  Catalysts For pro·ac·tive Companies

2016 was a great year for the MTEC team and our clients throughout the Hudson Valley.
We worked on many projects including Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Lean Six Sigma, New Product Development, Web Development, Sales Assistance to name a few.  As we wrap up 2016, we wanted to share with you some of our successes!   Read more.

A key buzzword in the manufacturing industry is 5S. Last month we highlight the "Sort" stage and this month we are talking about the next step, "Set in Order." Implementation of these steps results in a more optimized workplace. This blog series will explain what each of the 5S steps requires from a company.  Read more about the second step - "Set in Order"
Dear Educators, Parents, Students, Employers, and all Friends of Hudson Valley Manufacturing:
Welcome to GoMakeIt.org, a website designed to introduce you to the many great career opportunities in advanced manufacturing right here in Hudson Valley.  
Visit the site to:
  • Explore the fascinating world of modern manufacturing, a world that includes technologies like 3D printing, robotics, and automation. A world that is designing and building the next generation of smartphones, aircraft, renewable energy solutions, and medical devices.
  • Learn about the various careers that exist in the sector. Whether you're a math or computer wiz, a "people" person or a creative type, an extrovert or an introvert, the career matching  tool will help you find the right career for you.
  • Once you have some good ideas you can Plan your training and/or educational path to get the skills you need for the career you want. 
The site is part of a  Regional Sector Based Workforce Development Strategy  by the Council of Industry, Hudson Valley Community Colleges, Workforce Investment Boards, and other groups. Its goal is to close the manufacturing skills gap in our region. While job openings in the sector have hit a 5 year high, manufacturing employment remains stagnant. The reason is fewer individuals have the skills the sector requires. GoMakeIt.org  will show young people where the opportunities are.

So please, check the site out, share it with family, friends, colleagues.  GoMakeIt.org  is in its infancy and we have plans to improve it with features like as more video content and more personal stories on specific career paths.  We welcome your suggestions on how to improve it as well.

Industry News You Can Use

As part of our new Food & Beverage Initiative, MTEC would like to introduce ourselves to Hudson Valley's finest food and beverage manufacturers. For all industry news, visit our Food and Beverage page.

Food Manufacturing Jobs Competition to Rise [in 2017]

Upcoming Events

Dates: January 18 & 25
Time: 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Hosted by: Council of Industry
Location: Dutchess Community College - Poughkeepsie

This class takes managers and supervisors on a two-day journey that begins with a discussion of great leaders and the characteristics they demonstrate. 

Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Hosted by: Council of Industry
Location: Dutchess Community College - Poughkeepsie

In this workshop you will learn the concepts of continuous improvement and the methods used to identify and prioritize problem areas. 

Date: February 15, 2017
Time: 8:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Hosted by: Council of Industry
Location: Council of Industry - Newburgh

Devora L. Lindeman, Esq., a partner at Greenwald Doherty will discuss the possible changes to labor laws with the new administration. 

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