Polk State College’s Eric Roe recently spoke at the 2012 Defense Manufacturing Conference in Orlando.
Roe, director of the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Development Institute at Polk State College, presented during the National Defense Industry Association Panel on Workforce Development. He discussed Florida’s statewide model for advanced manufacturing workforce development that links high schools, universities, registered apprenticeships and workforce training with national industry certifications and pathways for earning college credit.
The AMTDI at Polk State is a public/private consortium of academic, workforce, economic development and industry programs that ensure the state’s manufacturing sector has access to the most cutting-edge knowledge, skills and certifications.
More than 1,000 attendees took part in the Defense Manufacturing Conference, representing the Department of Defense, large and small businesses, independent contractors, civilian agencies and academia.