Introduce the program, title of Manufacturing Works and welcome the three presenters:In order of speaking:1. Terri Helmlingler-Ratcliff, Executive Director, Industrial Extension Service, NC State University2. Scott Ralls, President, NC Community College System3. Jon Turner, President, ULTRA Machine & Fabrication in Shelby, NCMention your remarks will cover IEI’s new program on manufacturing and at the end of your remarks you will be announcing several resources and upcoming items for webinar attendees.
Mention that you will be talking about why IEI decided to dedicate its program to manufacturingThen Terri will talk about how manufacturing has changedScott will talk about the workforce skills needed for today’s manufacturingJon will close with an example of a manufacturing company in Shelby NC that exemplifies the new manufacturing today
Manufacturing is North Carolina’s greatest source of growth and innovation.70 percent of private R&D is spent in manufacturing.For a state to have rising wages and a higher standard of living, it must become more productive. Manufacturing is one of our most productive sectors– the growth of innovation within the industry spills over into the rest of the economy.Put another way, manufacturing has the highest multiplier effect on the economy – creating more growth and job creation in other sectors than any other industry in the economy.Manufacturing has become horizontally integrated so in previous decades there were mega firms that supported thousands of people in one location. Now firms are more likely to be clustered together in support of manufacturing – All of these changes means that communities’ assets are more important than ever for maximizing the opportunities in manufacturing
Our program then is the nexus of manufacturing and communities. We want to understand how communities are successful in encouraging manufacturing and how they maintain those relationships.We know that manufacturing brings wealth to communities.
Close with a number of announcements:The Emerging Issues Forum Feb. 11-12Announcement of Chris Anderson as confirmed keynote speakerThe webinar will be recorded and on IEI’s websiteIEI has a data sheet for more facts on modern manufacturing
Last slide – mention the Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation (in its third year) and what its focus will be (an innovative product idea for a community)Mention the contests
Now I want to turn it over to Terri who is going to talk in more detail on how manufacturing is different. Terri has spent her entire career as an engineer and she has spent a lot of time in factories and seen first hand how manufacturing has changed over the years.
So now that we have talked about how manufacturing has changed, it is necessary to talk about the workforce skills needed for modern manufacturing.In a recent survey of economic developers, they were asked to identify the most important factor within a community to select for a manufacturing project site – and no surprise skilled workforce was the top item mentioned.Scott Ralls, our President of the NC Community College System is going to talk in detail about what he is doing to train today’s manufacturing workforce.
- Last but not least, we will be hearing from Jon Turner about what he is doing to bring ULTRA into the modern manufacturing age.
2013 Emerging Issue: @Manufacturing Works
@ Manufacturing Works
Presentation Outline• Institute for Emerging Issues• Why Manufacturing?• How Manufacturing Has Changed• Workforce Skills Needed in Manufacturing Today
Webinar Instructions• All participants have been muted to avoid echo on the call.• We are taking questions throughout the presentation so please use the chat feature.• If your question is for a particular panelist, please let us know in your question.• If your question is not answered in the webinar, please send it in and we will answer it and get back to you.
Institute for Emerging Issues• Established in 2002 at NC State University• Dedicated to seeding innovations through civicengagement, cooperative leadership and informedproblem-solving in education, health, the natural andbuilt environments, and the economy.
Why Manufacturing?• Manufacturing increases the wealth of the communities it supports in both rural and urban areas.• Manufacturing today includes technology innovation, a highly skilled workforce and above average pay.• Manufacturing now relies much more on community- wide assets, not just company-wide ones.
Why Manufacturing?• Successful communities will be poised to understand and take advantage of the assets they have at their disposal to develop manufacturing businesses.• IEI’s goal is to define the right set of conditions for a community to maximize its opportunities in manufacturing.
Why Manufacturing?Questions IEI seeks to answer:1. What are the assets communities have at their disposal to develop manufacturing opportunities?2. What are the state or community factors that help make the probability of success greater?3. What are the connective pieces (bond/linkages) that need to be in place for communities to realize the economic benefits of manufacturing?4. How and which communities are successfully taking advantage of the benefits of manufacturing opportunities?5. What are the key skills among a productive workforce in advanced manufacturing settings?
Resources & Announcements• The 28th Annual Emerging Issues Forum Manufacturing Works will be held in February 11-12, 2013 at the Raleigh Convention Center.• We are pleased to confirm Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief of Wired magazine, as one of our keynote speakers. His book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution is due in October 2012.• Today’s webinar will be recorded and available on IEI’s website (www.emergingissues.org)• IEI has compiled a data sheet on manufacturing statistics available for reference for anyone to use, which is also on our website.
Resources & Announcements• IEI’s Emerging Issues Prize has just been announced: • Students in high school and college are tasked with coming up with an innovative product idea for their community • The winner in each age category (high school & college) will be given $5,000 and be mentored by North Carolina entrepreneur Louis Foreman as they seek to implement their ideas.• Over the next several months, IEI will be hosting several contests. The first one announced today is: • How has manufacturing changed in your community? • Send your story, photo, video or other media to firstname.lastname@example.org • The winner will be announced next month
Manufacturing of TodayTerri Helmlingler-Ratcliff, ExecutiveDirector, Industrial Extension Service, NCState University
Manufacturing of Today• Manufacturing defined: Couldn’t live without it• Part of the knowledge-based economy
Manufacturing of TodayOur fathers wouldn’t recognize most of today’smanufacturing facilities ….Or, my visit to Pepsi Bottling Ventures then and now
Workforce Skills in ManufacturingScott Ralls, President, N.C. CommunityCollege System
NC Community College System’s Manufacturing Initiatives
Workforce Development Focus• Healthcare Nurses, Informatics, Medical Lab• Technicians Industrial Technologies Engineering Technologies Transportation Systems Technologies Construction Technologies
60% Increase Unduplicated Enrollment Graduates over three years30,000 9,00025,000 7,182 7,500 Transport Systems 1,809 Technologies20,000 6,000 5,234 Industrial 6,382 2,119 Technologies15,000 1,095 4,500 4,808 Engineering 7,120 Technologies 1,252 1,44410,000 3,000 5,807 Construction 860 Technologies 5,000 2,713 1,500 6,053 7,267 1,837 0 0 2007-2008 2010-2011 2007-2008 2010-2011
2010-11 Female-Male Enrollments2010-11 Annual Unduplicated Female MaleConstruction Technologies 243 7,025Engineering Technologies 848 6,272Industrial Technologies 372 6,010Transport Systems Technologies 373 6,809Technician Total 1,836 26,116 7% 93%Agricultural and Natural Resources Technologies 598 1,731Arts and Sciences 85,672 48,919Biological and Chemical Technologies 643 618Business Technologies 32,308 19,273Commercial and Artistic Production Technologies 1,890 1,927Health Sciences 24,521 4,313Public Service Technologies 34,297 12,552Special Categories 34,484 24,825All Other Total (including Technician) 216,249 140,274 61% 39%
National Association of Manufacturing Endorsed Skills Certification System
An Example of Manufacturing TodayJon Turner, President, ULTRA Machine &Fabrication in Shelby, NC
• extensive experience with military/armored vehicle production.• Platform Focus: mine-resistant combat vehicles, tank armor kits, trailers, launchers and large weldments.• Manufacturing Experts: armor and thick plate cutting, forming and welding.• CARC painting and value added services.• Customers: General Dynamics Land Systems, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh Defense, Plasan, Rafael, and heavy industry clients.