The Connex 101 Live Demo: shows how to maximize the capabilities of Connex Florida and how to optimize your supply chain through features like; how-to search functions to highlight specific production capabilities, certifications, equipment, material types and more. You will learn that the purpose of this tool is to help Florida manufacturers better connect with each other, be discovered, and increase business opportunities. Presented by FloridaMakes' Michael Aller, Director of Supplier Development.
Three opportunities to join the live demo (click to register):
The Advantages of Manufacturing in Northwest Florida
Senior technical editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine, Bruce Morey, discusses the advantages of manufacturing in Okaloosa County in the latest podcast from Advanced Manufacturing . Joined by executive director of Okaloosa County EDC, Nathan Sparks, Morey presents why a move to Northwest Florida might make sense.
FloridaMakes Works with Industry to Sponsor the First Statewide Online Manufacturing Apprentice Program
FloridaMakes is sponsoring a statewide registered apprenticeship program –– the FloridaMakes Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship. The first iteration of this program will focus on entry-level skills for new and existing employees in the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) occupation. With online, on-demand access to the foundational Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician training curriculum, this new approach brings Florida’s manufacturers a hybrid training model that addresses entry-level skills gaps and provides foundational manufacturing knowledge regardless of the specific occupation, which will help give apprentices the tools they need to move on to more specific occupations. It also bypasses the need for employees attending courses at institutions and provides flexible access for students with lifestyles, work schedules, and geographical barriers that often prohibit participation in traditional “in-class” offerings. READ MORE
OSHA Offers COVID-19 Guidance for Manufacturing Industry Workforce
OSHA has issued a series of industry-specific alerts designed to keep workers safe. Tips for the manufacturing industry can help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. They include:
Encourage workers to stay home if they are sick.
Establish flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts), if feasible.
Practice sensible social distancing and maintain six feet between co-workers, where possible.
Read OSHA's complete list of tips for manufacturers HERE