NH Manufacturing Month - October 2021

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An entire month of celebrating manufacturing in New Hampshire!

For the last 8 years New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership with help from the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the Business and Industry Association, the New Hampshire High Tech Council, the Community College System of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Education and many other partners organized NH Manufacturing Month.

What is it all about?

In previous years, throughout the month of October, high school and middle school students went on field trips to visit local manufacturers. During those trips, manufacturers had the opportunity to show students how cool manufacturing is and inform them of all the in demand careers their field has to offer.
This year, our plan is to engage students in virtual visits to manufacturers.

How will it work this year?

The goal is to build digital content and bring the in person event into a screen format. Our suggestion is a power point presentation geared towards high school students to increase awareness of career pathways that your manufacturing organization offers. Some suggestions for the power point presentations are:

· Welcome message
· Use of prerecorded segments such as videos, photos, employees interviews, etc
· Overview of the company website including how to look for open positons.
· Career and internship opportunities

These are some ideas of how to develop points of interaction and engagement. The sky is the limit so feel free to use your own method to showcase your products and services.
We will allocate about one hour for each session and this will include Q&A from the attendees. The platform for these meetings will be Zoom. The event will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 11am and 1pm to 2pm starting on October 5th.

To participate email – jilliand@nhmep.org

Please feel free to reach out with any other questions.

Thank you for your collaboration!

MANUFACTURING DAY

October 1, 2021 – NH MEP kicked off Manufacturing Month at Jewell Instruments – 850 Perimeter Rd in Manchester NH. Tim Dining, VP and General Manager of Jewell Instruments welcomed the visitors and talked about the importance manufacturing plays in the economy and the importance to raise awareness of careers in manufacturing. Jimmie Hinson, Workforce Development Administrator, spoke about the critical role Jewell instruments parts play in our everyday life. He thanked Jewell for the fascinating work they do, read the Proclamation of Manufacturing Month on behalf of Governor Sununu and presented it to Jewell Instruments. Zenagui Brahim, NH MEP President, summed it up by talking about initiatives on workforce development in NH and the great partnership with companies like Jewell and all the support of the manufacturing community. There was a facility tour and the visitors had a chance to meet young folks starting up their career in manufacturing and veterans manufacturing workers all working in harmony and contributing to a successful day to day operation.

RELATED TOPICS

Special Event: Friday, 10/22/2021 – 19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit 

This year’s online annual summit will kick off with welcoming remarks from New Hampshire state officials and feature keynote speaker David C. Stieren, Division Chief, Extension Services, NIST MEP on “Manufacturer and Supply Chain Resilience”. Also experience 4 new workshops on the most current topics in Manufacturing including Hiring and Retention, Cybersecurity, Lean Manufacturing, and Staying Safe and Open. Click here to view the full agenda and register online.

NH MEP and NH Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI) Connect Manufacturers to Workforce Training and Funding

Throughout the year, NHMEP organizes student tours at manufacturing companies and likewise brings manufacturers to middle, high school and college level career fairs. The benefits are two-fold: they create awareness to students about the variety of opportunities that exist in the manufacturing industry and build a new generation of skilled workers for manufacturing companies who are growing rapidly. NH MEP also works with NH SPI to help you fund your workforce training programs. If you have identified needs that your current training process is unable to meet, or you need your existing team to learn a new skill, NH SPI is a valuable resource for you. Leveraging connections with many existing workforce training programs, the NH SPI team will map your needs with state and federal funding and training resources to create a flexible, consistent plan. Click here to learn more about NH SPI.

22 October
Friday

19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing & High Technology Summit

Virtual

This year’s online annual summit will kick off with welcoming remarks from New Hampshire state officials and feature keynote speaker David C. Stieren, Division Chief, Extension Services, NIST MEP on “Manufacturer and Supply Chain Resilience”. Also experience 4 new workshops on the most current topics in Manufacturing including Hiring and Retention, Cybersecurity, Lean Manufacturing, and Staying Safe and Open
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Manchester
Thursday

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

Best Western, 13500 S Willow Street, Manchester, NH

This course teaches the fundamental requirements to conduct Internal Audits in accordance with ISO 9001:2015. Each clause of the standard is explored–learning what it means, how to apply it to the “real world”, and how to audit it. Role-playing audit scenarios help develop a hands-on understanding that will facilitate the implementation of a solid Internal Audit Program.
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Manchester
Friday

Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Best Western, 13500 S Willow Street, Manchester, NH

This webinar provides an introduction to the newest interpretations of the principles of Lean Manufacturing, along with the methodology to implement those notions into a modern manufacturing or service environment. Covered topics include, elimination of waste, improved material flow, 5S workplace organization, cellular flow, value stream mapping, the benefits of teamwork, assuring quality at the source, inspection and mistake-proofing at the source and the impact of vendor-related activities in an integrated supply chain.

About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

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Press Releases

Manufacturing Month Kicks off at Jewell Instruments

October 1, 2021 – NH MEP kicked off Manufacturing Month at Jewell Instruments – 850 Perimeter Rd in Manchester NH. Tim Dining, VP and General Manager of Jewell Instruments welcomed the visitors and talked about the importance manufacturing plays in the economy and the importance to raise awareness of careers in manufacturing.

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