Area manufacturing CEOs and plant managers are invited to attend a roundtable
forum hosted by the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (GO-EDC) on
Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. The event will be held in the third floor
training room of the Commerce Center Building located at 200 East Third Street. This
GO-EDC roundtable forum will provide CEOs and plant managers a unique opportunity
to discuss industry challenges and workforce trends and solutions.
The quality of our workforce is and will be for the foreseeable future the most
important economic development driver of our economy. GO-EDC plays a pivotal role
in bringing key manufacturing stakeholders together in order to develop collaborative
solutions. said Madison Silvert, president and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic
Regional workforce development collaborations, such as the Greater Owensboro Federation
for Advanced Manufacturing Education (GO FAME) will be highlighted during the roundtable
forum. Launched in 2015, GO FAME is a successful apprenticeship-style model designed
to grow the communitys pipeline of skilled advanced manufacturing technicians. The
GO FAME consortia is comprised of manufacturing companies, Owensboro Community and
Technical College, and GO-EDC.
Current GO FAME companies include: Big Rivers, Castlen Steel, Daicel Safety Systems,
Domtar, Kentron, Kimberly Clark, Metalsa, Omico Plastics, Precision Roll Grinders,
Specialty Foods Group, Sun Windows, Trifecta, TTMA and UniFirst.
Representatives from GO FAME chapter members (employers) will be on hand to talk about
the training programs success and its impact on developing highly skilled technicians.
In addition, information on how to participate as a GO FAME employer member, and a
survey of manufacturing skills and needs for 2016-17 will be discussed during the
For more information on the CEO/Plant Manager roundtable forum or the GO FAME initiative,
contact Patty Osborne at 270-926-4339 or Cindy Fiorella at 270-686-4445. To learn
more about KY FAME, visit www.KYFAME.com.