April/May Newsletter.

The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association
The Southern Automotive Conference is Back!
The Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) hosts top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations and issues related to automotive manufacturing. It brings together key industries including manufacturing, safety, logistics, government, and energy as they relate to automotive manufacturing.
 
SAC is in its 14th year of gathering together automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers from all over the world, with a special focus on those based in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The conference has grown over the years to become the largest event of its kind in the South, attracting global participants.
 
SAC is expected to attract 1,200 attendees and feature 200+ exhibitors. This international event is the go-to place to get inspired by the industry’s best and brightest, gain valuable resources to amp up your game, and—of course—have fun!
Upcoming Webinar with Horizon Point Consulting
It’s Going to Get Worse Unless We Make It Better: Workforce Challenges and Solutions in the Automotive Industry
Coming Thursday, June 17th. More Details to Follow
There are evident challenges in recruiting and retaining a strong workforce, especially in advanced manufacturing and the automotive industry. Why is this so and what can we do about it? In this seminar we will explore:

● Statewide and regional workforce and economic trends impacting the automotive industry
● Comparison of trends in the automotive industry to other industries and what we can learn from others
● What really is a “good” job today and tomorrow? What employees really want and how employers can meet those needs and remain competitive and profitable
● Innovative approaches to go upstream for building a workforce and workplace of the future including ownership, partnerships, and overcoming barriers to employment through sponsorship
Presenter: Mary Ila Ward, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Mary Ila Ward founded Horizon Point Consulting in 2011 with a drive to move the workplace forward through innovative people practices. With a background in corporate recruiting, economic and workforce development, talent management and leadership coaching and training, Mary Ila helps employers and communities focus on growth by challenging leaders to push the limits through forward thinking cultures and practices that are grounded in sound research and science. Mary Ila is SHRM-SCP and SPHR certified.

Learn more about Horizon Point at horizonpointconsulting.com

New Member Highlight
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AAMA at the Honda Indy Grand Prix
AAMA had the pleasure of attending the Barber Motorsports Honda Indy Grand Prix. AAMA was stationed in the fan zone and presented information and videos on our scholarship program in partnership with the Community College System. Thank you for having us!
Scholarship Deadline is Friday, May 14th!
Thank you!

The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association