Precision Plus, Inc. of Elkhorn, WI Addresses Winconsin's Manufacturing Skills Gap at Two Events

Mike Reader, President of Precision Plus, Inc. will be one of the panelists to address Wisconsin’s skills gap crisis at two important events: The Second Annual Manufacturing Career Panel in Elkhorn, and Manufacturing Matters! in Milwaukee.
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ELKHORN, Wis. - Feb. 24, 2014 - PRLog -- In an effort to close the manufacturing skills gap crisis evident in Wisconsin today, Mike Reader, President of Precision Plus, Inc. of Elkhorn, Wisconsin will participate as a panelist in two very important industry and educational panels:

On Wednesday,  February 26, 2014, Elkhorn Area High School in partnership with Precision Plus, Inc., will host the Second Annual Manufacturing Careers Panel comprised of industry experts who will share the opportunities and talk about the rewards a career in manufacturing has to offer.  Panelists will also lay out career paths for students or community members interested in engineering or manufacturing careers with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions at the end of the presentations.

The panel presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in the Elkhorn Area High School Auditorium from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

This year, the Second Annual Manufacturing Career Panel panelists are: Mike Reader, President of Precision Plus, Inc. of Elkhorn, WI,  Mary Isbister, President of GenMet Corporation, a metal fabricating business located in Mequon, WI,  Hanan Fishman, President of PartMaker, Inc., a computer-aided manufacturing software developer, and Brian White,  President of GE’s Waukesha Gas Engines, manufacturer of natural gas engines, located in Waukesha, WI, whose plant was recently visited by President Barack Obama, and was featured as a model for the manufacturing industry across the U.S.

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, Wisconsin manufacturers representing various industries will meet at the Hyatt Hotel in Milwaukee to share in a day of learning, networking and celebration of manufacturing.  This annual event, entitled ‘Manufacturing Matters!’,  is organized by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), an organization which “enhances the success of Wisconsin’s small to mid-sized manufacturers by providing real-world knowledge in continuous improvement, business strategies and best practice.”

Manufacturing Matters!  2014 will begin at 8:00 a.m. with opening remarks by Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker, and Buckley Brinkman, WMEP’s Executive Director.  Rich Meeusen, Chairman, President and CEO of Badger Meter, Inc. is the featured keynote speaker.

The late morning and early afternoon will offer several breakout sessions, featuring over 50 speakers who will review both executive and operational hot topics, including:  Actionable Ideas for Operations, Continuous Improvement, Trends That Matter to Manufacturers, C-Suite Essentials, Crucial Financial and Legal Information,  Executive Policy and New State Incentives Update, and Advanced Talent Management and Workforce Development.

Mike Reader, President of Precision Plus, Inc. will join Eric Isbister, Co-Owner and CEO of GenMet Corporation, and Mark Levine, Founding Director of the Center for Economic Development at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, as panelists to discuss “The Skills Gap: Is It Real?”, part of the ‘Advanced Talent Management and Workforce Development’ topic.  Buckley Brinkman, Executive director of the WMPE will moderate this discussion.

Precision Plus, Inc. is deeply committed to closing the skills gap through its educational and training initiatives, industry involvement, and frank discussions with government officials and legislators.

During  the last year, Precision Plus, Inc. has made a concerted effort to close the manufacturing skills gap by supporting the manufacturing training efforts of local high schools and technical colleges, by establishing a hands-on manufacturing internship program for high school and college students, and by hiring a dedicated director of education, training and community outreach-- long-time educator Barry Butters--to carry the manufacturing message directly to area schools. Precision Plus has vowed the same level of commitment for 2014 and beyond.

For more information, please contact Mike Reader or Barry Butters at 262-743-1700.

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