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Aerospace Summit set for Wednesday at Clover Park Technical College

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on July 16, 2013 at 3:36 pm with No Comments »
July 16, 2013 3:36 pm

What are state and local governments and private businesses doing to ensure that Washington remains a hub of the aerospace industry?

Get a briefing Wednesday on that aerospace retention effort at Pierce County’s annual Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Summit at the McGavick Center at Clover Park Technical College.

Alex Pietsch, director of the governor’s office of aerospace, is one of several speakers on the agenda. Pietsch will discuss Washington’s aerospace strategy and the Evergreen State’s recruitment efforts at the recent Paris Air Show.

Other speakers include: Dr. Amit Bandyopadhyay, professor at Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.  He will speak on Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) of Hard Materials Research at WSU; Michelle Burreson, manager of Workforce Development for Boeing.  She will discuss aerospace training program development trends.

Attendees will also hear about the latest in composites technology from representatives from Toray Composites (America), Inc. and Pacific Coast Composites.

Additionally, a panel of workforce training institutions will discuss new training opportunities for employers, including. Among those institutions are Workforce Central, Clover Park Technical College, the Pierce County Skills Center and the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

The summit begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m.  Registration is available at the Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board’s website.

Summit sponsors include US Bank and Workforce Central and reception sponsor Moss Adams.


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