Ivy Tech Corporate College is planning a summit focusing on how industry certifications can help bridge the manufacturing skills gap next month in Indianapolis. Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder and Manufacturers Skills Standards Council Chair Leo Reddy are scheduled to take part in the event. The national conference, “Industry Certifications: Closing the Manufacting Skills Gap in the Great Lakes Region,” is scheduled for Tuesday, June 17 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Other speakers for next month's event include Jeannine with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Lieutenant Colonel James Dyke of the United States Army, and Brent Weil with the National Association of Manufacturers. Canada General Counsel Douglas George will also deliver remarks on “harmonizing” U.S. and Canadian skill standards and certifications.

There will also be breakout sessions on several topics. Companies represented in the panels include Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG).

Sources: Inside INdiana Business, Ivy Tech Corporate College

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