As part of national manufacturing month, the Chamber and our economic development arm, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation will host a series of events and programs to promote manufacturing and highlight the importance of the industry to the economy of the region.
“Manufacturing is alive and well in North Central Massachusetts,” said Roy Nascimento, president and CEO of the Chamber. “Supporting careers in advanced manufacturing and serving as fierce advocates for local manufacturers are a priority for our Chamber.”
The Chamber plans on coordinating tours of local manufacturers as well as highlighting how rewarding careers in manufacturing can be through a social media campaign, showcasing Chamber produced manufacturing videos and hosting special events. The Chamber will be partnering with local manufacturers, Mount Wachusett Community College and
MassHire North Central Workforce Board in these efforts. Stay tuned throughout the
month of October for more information on these events. For more information visit
www.NorthCentralMass.com or contact Sandie Cataldo at SCataldo@northcentralmass.com.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – North Central Massachusetts Manufacturing Bus Tour
Special manufacturing bus tour for Superintendents, legislators and media in the North Central Massachusetts region. The tour will visit and tour several local manufacturers in the region and showcase the region’s advanced manufacturing, high quality workforce, quality of life and opportunities in North Central Massachusetts.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Business After Hours – Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm St, Fitchburg, MA
Join us to celebrate the manufacturing industry during a special edition of our Business After Hours series at the Fitchburg Art Museum’s newest exhibit – Furniture. The museum’s newest exhibit pays tribute to region’s industrial heritage of furniture manufacturing and will feature a variety of pieces, both new and antique, that were made locally!
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Manufacturing Tour with Fitchburg and Leominster High School
AIS Inc – 25 Tucker Dr, Leominster, MA
MWCC Devens Campus – 27 Jackson Rd, Devens, MA
Special manufacturing bus tour for students and chaperons of Fitchburg and Leominster High School. The tour will visit local manufacturers in the region and showcase the region’s manufacturing jobs and the options for opportunities in North Central Massachusetts.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Manufacturing Tour with Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
Nypro, a Jalib Company – 101 Union St, Clinton, MA
WestRock – 51 Independence Dr, Devens, MA
Special manufacturing bus tour for students and chaperons of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School. The tour will visit local manufacturers in the region and showcase the region’s manufacturing jobs and the options for opportunities in North Central Massachusetts.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – CEO Unplugged featuring Ray Martino, President & CEO of Simonds International
The Chamber’s CEO Unplugged series gives young professionals access to local leaders for a chance to connect and learn about their journey to success. Each session provides a chance to meet with a local CEO in their workplace to discuss professional development such as leadership values, entrepreneurship, and investment in community and career paths. In honor of manufacturing month, the October edition features Ray Martino, President & CEO of Simonds International, a global leader in the manufacturing of wood processing equipment and one of the largest manufacturers in Fitchburg. Attendance is open to any young professionals within the Chamber membership. But, seats will be limited to no more than 12 people. The program is free, but pre-registration is required.
Student Manufacturing Tours – Various Dates and Locations
Throughout the month of October, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce will be partnering with local manufacturers, Mount Wachusett Community College, the MassHire North Central Workforce Board and other partners to host a series of manufacturing tours for local students from various high schools in North Central Massachusetts. These efforts are intended to showcase careers in advanced manufacturing and dispel old, negative myths and stereotypes that exist about manufacturing jobs.