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June 21, 2021 

Program Will Focus on Technology for the Future of the Manufacturing Workforce

CHICAGO – Global Midwest Alliance, a business-led, region-wide, not-for-profit education organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally-recognized leader in innovation and business growth, is hosting its annual upcoming manufacturing industry program, Technology for the Future Manufacturing Workforce, on October 28 in Schaumburg, Illinois. The program will be hosted by the Technology and Manufacturing Association and is sponsored by Wipfli and the Association for Manufacturing Technology.

Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally-recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business through 160 groups in 107 countries around the world. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.  For more information, visit

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Manufacturing technology has and will continue to evolve and, as we have seen, reshape the workforce. Please join us for an interactive panel discussion with industry experts in the field to explore and consider a holistic picture of what the impact of technology will have on the nature of work and the composition of the workforce. These innovations will require manufacturers to strategically rethink workflow, workforce, and workplace from the ground-up to position themselves to take advantage of technologies while attracting and creating value for employees. Experts in education, technology, community development and change management will guide us through a panel-led discussion on the varying layers of problems, and the solutions to help align organizational structure, leadership and workforce development with an eye towards creating sustainable innovation. In the second half of our session, the panel will be open to the audience to discuss scenarios or issues specific to your company's environment.

For the agenda or to register for the program, visit our website,​