01 May Manufactured Yorkshire Takes Place Today!
â€˜Manufactured Yorkshire 13â€™ will be held at the Stadium today, with the Town Foundation joining forces with Hillrich and John Walton (Machine Tools) Ltd to place one apprentice into a business.
The event, scheduled for 14 May, will bring together manufacturers and their supply chains in a day of learning, collaboration and networking in order to strengthen trade links with a focus on the future of manufacturing.
Proceeds made from stand sales will go to the Town Foundation, which will use the money to place one lucky apprentice in work at a manufacturing company.
Seminars on the day will come from manufacturing heavyweights such as Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman; Terry Scouler, CEO of EEF, Siemens HR Director Mike Jones, Chief Executive of Finance Yorkshire Alex McWhirter; Mark Ridgway OBE, Chairman of Group Rhodes; Nick McLean, outgoing Chair of Leeds LEP and Mark Oâ€™Reilly, Chairman of Team Humber Marine Alliance.
Seminar topics will include â€˜The Future Of Manufacturingâ€™, â€˜Skills For Growth In Manufacturingâ€™, an Export Panel Q&A, â€˜Becoming Supply Chain Readyâ€™, â€˜Funding For Future Growthâ€™ and â€˜Meet The Buyerâ€™.
The Town Foundationâ€™s Corporate Fundraising Officer Mandy Taylor added:
â€œIn partnership with the team behind MY â€˜13, we aim to have the financial means to fund a first year manufacturing apprentice entering the industry.
â€œAll participating organisations will have the opportunity to apply for this unique initiative. Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invests in them.
â€œThey have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career with over 80% of those employers who employ them agreeing that they make their workplace a more productive place.
â€œThis is yet another new and innovative project that we, as a local charity are incredibly proud to benefit from. Our mission is to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people within our community and we are incredibly grateful for the awareness opportunity that this event will give.â€
For more information on the event visit www.manufacturedyorkshire.com.
All delegate places are free and individuals in the manufacturing sector or supply chain can book now by clickingÂ HERE.