Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont

Governor Scott and the Department of Labor today marked the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week in Vermont with a virtual proclamation signing (click here). Administered by the Department of Labor, the Vermont Registered Apprenticeship Program brings together businesses, job seekers, students and educators to develop apprenticeship opportunities to upskill the labor force to meet the […]

Veteran SmallBiz Webinar

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office and the Veteran Business Outreach Center are hosting a free small business webinar for Veterans and service-related members at 1:30 pm on November 2. Webinar topics include: Risks and rewards of self-employment Business plan basics Financing a small business Classes (Boots to Business and Start Your Own Business […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following events that might be of interest: FAME Live: Providing interested companies, schools, and stakeholders an opportunity to preview elements of this apprenticeship program and learn how to partner on October 21 from 9:30 am to 12:30 […]

Worksite Wellness Virtual Workshop Series

The Vermont Department of Health is hosting a Worksite Wellness Virtual Workshop Series from October 2020 through April 2021 on the theme of “Cultivating Connection; Supporting Employee Wellbeing”.  Registration is now open for the November workshop on Supporting Remote Employees; Balancing Work and Family. View descriptions of all sessions and register for the November workshop […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 12

Supply chain pros embrace AI for forecasting, inventory despite limitations during pandemic.  Supply Chain Dive 10/13 “Supply chain professionals are optimistic about the potential for artificial intelligence within their operations, but they have also struggled with the technology during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey from Secondmind, which develops machine-learning applications for businesses. . […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from USDOL and OSHA

Staying Safe in Flu Season Flu activity tends to rise in October and then peak between December and February. OSHA has tips to keep workers safe and limit the flu’s spread.  Click here. NDEAM Event Next Tuesday An online celebration on Oct. 20 will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 5

  Why Do So Many Lean Efforts Fail?  IndustryWeek 10/8 “There’s been a problem simmering in the lean world for years. The problem is the overwhelmingly high failure rate. What failure means is subject to interpretation but the available surveys and studies done reflect a large problem. In my view, it’s time for deeper reflection. […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from USDOL and OSHA

National Apprenticeship Week Dates Announced USDOL is recognizing National Apprenticeship Week November 8-14. National Apprenticeship Week is an annual event recognizing the value that apprenticeship offers employers, career seekers, and the communities.  Click here for more.   Combatting Forced Labor The Bureau of International Labor Affairs has added five goods produced in China to its […]

STEP Ahead Awards | 2021 Nominations Still Open

Since 2012, AIV’s national partners and allies at the Manufacturing Institute have honored more than 1,000 women for excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and production (STEP) careers, including providing leadership training.  You can learn more about this awards program clicking here. We encourage you to consider nominating your peers for this award to […]

Manufacturing Day and Manufacturing Month

October is Manufacturing Month and Manufacturing Day is this Friday, October 2.  You can find Vermont events clicking here and searching for Vermont USA. Learn more about this annual program for promoting manufacturing and manufacturing careers clicking here. If you might be interested in participating in Manufacturing Day and Month events in the future, please contact us at […]