Indiana Maufacturers Association implements employer-driven education initiative

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA) today launched an employer-driven education initiative to ensure a pipeline of highly skilled workers will be available to meet the needs of Indiana’s manufacturing industry. The initiative builds on the state’s efforts to help students pursue career and technical education and to help employers establish a pipeline of talent.The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (INFAME) will work with regional manufacturers and educational institutions to implement dual-track training that includes both classwork and hands-on training. When students complete the course they will earn an associate degree that can move seamlessly to a bachelor’s degree program and will have two years of relevant, paid job experience that they can take immediately to the workplace.“INFAME is a natural compliment to the recommendations of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet and Governor Holcomb’s 2019 workforce agenda,” said Brian Burton, President and CEO of the IMA. “Our manufacturing base is critical to the state’s economic success, and this initiative will not only serve manufacturers, but also help more Hoosiers find successful and rewarding careers in the industry.”The nationally-recognized FAME model currently operates in nine states. In Indiana, local FAME chapters will give businesses the chance to work with the IMA on education programs that meet their specific needs. Higher education partners such as Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University will provide tailored associate degree programs that will allow students to move into bachelor’s degree programs if they choose.“Toyota is excited to partner with the Indiana Manufacturers Association in launching the FAME model in Indiana to address the needs of our manufacturing industry,” said Millie Marshall, President of Toyota Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. “The FAME program has a track record of developing a pipeline of the highly skilled workers who are excellent problem solvers and creating opportunities for participants to jumpstart their careers.”INFAME will start by offering an Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program. The AMT curriculum includes electricity, fluid power, motor controls, maintenance of industrial equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), welding, machining, drawings, robotics and troubleshooting. Students are also equipped with personal development skills such as attendance, communication, innovation, teamwork, and interpersonal relations. In addition to classwork, students will get practical work experience at an area manufacturer. AMT also teaches students safety culture, workplace organization, lean manufacturing, machinery maintenance and reliability and problem solving. In the future, employers who participate in the program can tailor educational programs to their specific needs.“This initiative allows those of us in manufacturing to have direct input on developing the skills we need in our future employees,” said Matt Linville, HR Director at Zimmer Biomet, and a member of both the IMA Board of Directors and the INFAME Board of Directors. “The opportunity to build on the AMT and other workforce offerings through INFAME is exciting, and will offer Indiana manufacturers the flexibility they need to keep pace with the changing demands of the industry.”More information can be found at http://www.indianafame.com.last_img read more

Betsson moves on full CSR transparency by launching OneBetsson.com

first_img Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon Jesper Svensson – Betsson ABBetsson AB has launched onebetsson.com, a new information portal detailing full transparency on the firm’s social responsibility directives and sustainability initiatives.Onebetsson.com will allow the public to access information and maintain progress on Betsson’s ongoing social commitments, partnerships, action plans and corporate social responsibility directives.Launching a key platform, Jesper Svensson, CEO for Betsson Operations, said: “At Betsson, we have always been involved in and contributed to the societies where we are located.“Recently we have taken this engagement to the next level – some 10 months ago, we have launched a new global Local Community Engagement strategy which saw the creation of location-based committees in all our offices across the globe. The new www.onebetsson.com site is a result of this concerted effort.”Betsson’s CSR website is split into three core sections:‘Responsible Gambling’ – sees Betsson provide information on its safer gambling inventory helping identify vulnerable players‘Local Community Engagement’ – provides information and updates on Betsson’s community-led social directives which have been undertaken in  Malta, Sweden, Estonia, Georgia, and Hungary‘Partnerships’ – details Betsson AB’s corporate mandate of investing in sports through partnership, with the aim of improving standards and community access to sports resources.Svensson added: “We have always been at the forefront of responsible gambling and corporate social responsibility, with this new website we are offering complete transparency in terms of social impact initiatives that we’re part of and hope that by doing so, others will follow suite.”last_img read more

PMU appoints French racing figurehead Philippe Augier as new Chairman

first_img Submit ANJ takes charge of new French gambling era June 22, 2020 PMU begins search for President as Méheut steps down May 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 French horseracing operator PMU has confirmed the election of Philippe Augier as new Chairman leading its corporate governance initiatives.Augier’s chairmanship was ratified following PMU’s annual general meeting and has received the approval of key racing stakeholders France Galop, as French horseracing’s governing body, and Le Trot – the operating company of French racing venues.The appointment sees PMU act swiftly to replace outgoing Chairman Bertrand Méheut, who ended his two-year tenure last May by announcing that he had chosen to pursue personal projects.A recognised figurehead within French racing and politics, Augier has served as President of Normandy’s Commune of Cote Fleurie, spearheading a number of the province’s cultural and heritage directives.Augier has also served as Chief Executive of French acing stud rights auctioneer l’Agence between 1989 and 2006.Speaking to Le Parisien newspaper, Augier commented on his appointment: “Horseracing has been part of my daily life for 50-years so I am happy and very proud to become PMU chairman.“I am also honoured to participate in the sport’s recovery, necessary after what our country has experienced and to see it further improve. We must already think about the development of this great company.”Augier will oversee PMU Group CEO Cyril Linette, who in 2019 launched PMU’s new executive strategy, revitalising French horseracing engagements by upgrading France Quinté + pool betting systems and undertaking new marketing campaigns targeting the wider general public.last_img read more