How Policymakers Can Help Build the U.S. Manufacturing Workforce of Tomorrow

EDT
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Capitol Visitor Center SVC 201
1st Street NE
Washington, DC 20510
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The future of America’s economic competitiveness and its national security depends on the strength of its manufacturing industrial base, which in turn depends on our nation’s ability to produce a highly skilled engineering workforce. Unfortunately, industrially relevant manufacturing training is rarely a priority at U.S. universities. Increasing focus on “engineering as a science” has moved university engineering education away from real-world problem solving. If the United States wants to succeed in the advanced manufacturing economy of tomorrow and secure its future national security interests, America’s university engineering programs must move their engineering curricula toward more hands-on training in industry-relevant subject areas—including more joint industry-university research projects—and teaching students practical manufacturing applications of engineering skills.

Please join ITIF and the bipartisan Senate Competitiveness Caucus to discuss how public policies can support America’s universities as they work to train America’s future manufacturing workforce of tomorrow. 

Speakers: 
Chris Coons
Senator (D-DE)
U.S. Congress
Keynote Speaker
Jerry Moran
Senator (R-KS)
U.S. Congress
Keynote Speaker
Pooja Anand
Head of Strategic Projects, Talent Acquisition
Siemens
Panelist
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
William B. Bonvillian
Former Director
MIT Washington Office
Panelist
John Chrosniak
President, Sustainable Solutions
Dupont
Panelist
Scot McLemore
Manager, Technical Workforce Development
Honda North America
Panelist
Dev Shenoy
Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing Office
Department of Energy
Panelist