AME to sponsor Tweet Chat on manufacturing growth

Online event to take place Aug. 22 at #AMESkillsGap

07/30/2012


Association for Manufacturing ExcellenceThe Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) recently posted a poll asking “What do you think is the most effective way to grow manufacturing?” The answers will be tabulated over a month and announced during an Aug. 22, 2012 Tweet Chat under the hashtag #AMESkillsGap.

The Tweet Chat will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST on Aug. 22, 2012 and will feature voices of the industry to be announced via AME’s social media channels between now and the Tweet Chat.

Follow AME on Twitter @AMEConnect for updates and to submit questions to the Tweet Chat participants in advance. Additionally, you can find AME on Facebook and LinkedIn where updates and additional information about AME and its commitment to leveraging the practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared-learning experience.

In addition to the poll results regarding the growth of the manufacturing industry, these professionals will also touch on other hot button issues such as the growing skills gap and lack of educational programs designed to prepare future workers.



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