Where Manufacturing Matters

Talent Is Job One . . . for WIRE-Net

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Aug 10, 2017 9:04:07 AM

WIRE-Net is finalizing its 2020 VISION strategic direction for the next three years. We’ve researched the emerging issues confronting greater Cleveland’s manufacturing sector, interviewed dozens of Ohio and United States manufacturing experts, conducted a series of manufacturing focus groups with member and non-member firms, organized a four-hour Future Search to identify and prioritize the challenges, and have been digesting this information and more to set our future direction. Over 130 people have been engaged in our 2020 VISION plan so far.

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Topics: Workforce Development, Workforce, Strategic Planning, Swagelok

2020 VISION – Hope I'm Not Stumbling 'round Blind!

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on May 18, 2017 10:15:00 AM

(Sorry for the obscure reference to Charlie Haden's version of the Gene Autry song!)

WIRE-Net's last full overhaul of its strategic direction was in 2013. In Northeast Ohio, we were still clawing our way out of the Great Recession, particularly in manufacturing. The changes we see now in the manufacturing sector had their genesis years ago, but the pace of change sure seems like it has accelerated. This is one of the observations from WIRE-Net's Future Search, held on April 21st.

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Topics: 2020 Vision, Strategic Planning

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