Bringing Together Manufacturers and Students at the ACM Workforce Fair

Nearly 100 local manufacturers gave high school students a first-hand learning experience at the ACM annual Future Workforce Opportunities Fair. Sirois Tool joined ninety-three other Aerospace Components Manufacturer member firms with a booth at the show, as well as approximately 1,000 students from forty-one area schools.

The ACM annual workforce trade show is designed to give young prospective hires the opportunity to see the benefits of working for a manufacturing company. College representatives also attended to discuss career alternatives that are available outside of a four-year program.

Due to an aging workforce, a lack of skilled workers, and increased production demands, job openings for manufacturing positions are expected to grow. As the banner at Sirois Tool’s booth read, “With more than 4,900 manufacturers in CT – there’s a job for you!” The fair was an opportunity for Sirois Tool to show prospective workers what it’s like to “work for a company that feels like a family.”

The event was held on November 9, 2016, in the Connecticut Convention Center, a change from the previous venue in order to accommodate the growing numbers of member booths and attendees. The show offers valuable networking for ACM members and other businesses in the industry, with over 200 business guests from six countries coming to see what Aerospace Alley has to offer.

The ACM show helps to strengthen the supply chain within the aerospace corridor by promoting collaboration among aerospace manufacturers. Sirois Tool supports the aerospace industry’s second and third tier providers with tooling at a time when tooling skills are a valuable commodity.

When companies are without the resources to house their own tooling staff, Sirois Tool will partner with them to produce tooling and gages for their needs. Sirois Tool supports the world’s aerospace manufacturers with a diversity of tooling capabilities that ensures on time, quality results from highly skilled toolmakers.

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