Manufacturing Summit – Workforce Video

Our Workforce Challenge 

According to a recent industry report by the Manufacturing Institute, “82 percent of American manufacturers reported a shortage of high-skilled workers, equating to approximately 600,000 high-skilled manufacturing positions that are currently going unfilled.”

Our Solution: Workforce Matchmaking  

To help bridge the skills gap in advanced manufacturing, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Gold Sponsor Vermont Tech at the Manufacturing Summit in Vermont to provide participating manufacturers access to their future workforce.

Make a Match. Get Workforce.

As a member exhibitor, and, through the prescheduled B2B matchmaking, you’ll have an opportunity to schedule, meet and interview Vermont Tech graduates and soon-to-be graduates who are trained in Advanced Manufacturing and who are new, potential employees for your future workforce.

Prescheduling for the matchmaking will begin 6-8 weeks prior to the Manufacturing Summit on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center, Expo South Facility. Matchmaking will take place during the day of the event and in a designated area.

For event and B2B matchmaking questions, contact Chris Carrigan, Vermont Chamber of Commerce, (802) 223-0904,

Vermont TECH: Training and Shaping Our Future Workforce for Competitive Advantage Vermont Tech offers a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. This new and innovative program is a direct response to employer needs and prepares students to tap career paths in manufacturing and areas such as:

  • Automation
  • Assembly and packaging
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Management
  • Material and manufacturing process
  • Operations
  • Product and system design
  • Quality control and quality assurance through continuous improvement
  • Statistics
  • Tooling

To learn more, contact Maureen Hebert, Director, Vermont Tech, Office of Continuing Education & Workforce Development,