Creating effective hiring methods, improving communication, and onboarding people efficiently is at the core of building a successful manufacturing busines. Managing workforce can be challenging for any manufacturers.

Join PCC and OMEP for a 2-day training to learn how you can find, hire, and quickly bring new employees up to speed, as well as how you can keep existing employees motivated and engaged. Shaped by real-life manufacturing case studies, this course includes a special focus on apprenticeships as a resource to combat workforce shortages. Throughout the event, we’ll build a plan for your company’s workforce challenges, and you’ll get a customized consultation to understand how to implement your workforce plan as well as what type of apprenticeship connections might be right for you. You’ll also hear from other manufacturers who have successfully used apprentices to improve their workforce.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Recruit and onboard new employees effectively
  • Create employee training programs and compensation systems
  • Keep employees motivated to solve problems and grow into leadership roles
  • Create effective communication skills
  • Build a custom apprenticeship plan to tap into this underutilized workforce

Cost: $500 / company for up to 3 attendees

“The course covers a broad range of topics with the goal of attracting, training, developing and retaining an effective workforce. Course segments guided us through identifying the company’s needs and developing plans to achieve those goals. Based on my experience, I would recommend this course and desire to participate in more OMEP courses in the future.” – Former Attendee


Russ is an experienced Program Manager in design, deployment, and management of global development programs that reduce operating expenses and increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness. During his 20-year career, he has managed small and large teams that have delivered and exceeded performance goals. Russ is skilled in defining and executing strategic and operational objectives that deliver results.



From prep kitchen chef, to food scientist, to supply chain and operations management, Linda brings over ten years of experience to her work with OMEP clients. Drawing from her scientific background, creative vision, and operational savvy, Linda approaches food processors and manufacturers with an innovative approach. Linda enjoys assisting entrepreneurs and small business owners in making the right connections and progress to achieve their goals. She shares their passion and commitment to the unique food and beverage culture only found in the Pacific Northwest.

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