High Impact Technology Exchange Conference

Preparing America's Skilled Technical Workforce



Manufacturing USA is a national network of manufacturing innovation institutes created to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing through large-scale public-private collaboration on technology, supply chain, and education and workforce development. The institutes convene business competitors, academic institutions, and other stakeholders to test applications of new technology, create new products, reduce cost and risk, and enable the manufacturing workforce with the skills of the future.


The National Electric Vehicle Consortium (NEVC), funded by the National Science Foundation, promotes the interaction of a critical mass of academic, agency, and industry experts across all EV disciplines to help secure the nation’s EV workforce pipeline. The NEVC will:

  • Host tri-annual meetings to align academia and industry
  • Analyze EV workforce training practices (non-credit, credit, incumbent worker, and upskilling)
  • Develop certifications and educational material
  • Align with a spectrum of NSF ATE Centers and projects
  • Identify gaps (pipeline, curriculum, alignment, infrastructure…)
  • Support grant submissions, papers, and presentations


The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, philanthropy and market research, CompTIA promotes industry growth, the development of a highly-skilled workforce and a commitment to creating an environment where innovation happens and the opportunities and benefits made possible through technology are available to all.

Prime movers in the field of automation and technical education. Each and every day at Festo, we pursue the goal of making tomorrow’s working world more productive, simpler and more sustainable. That’s why we develop solutions for automation and technical education which prepare people, companies and organizations for the digital future in production, and for new technologies.

Jones & Bartlett Learning is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary education, post-secondary education, and professional markets.

Jones & Bartlett Learning is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary education, post-secondary education, and professional markets.

The Micro Nano Technology Education Center was founded on the idea that working together to accomplish a greater goal will enhance the quality of education for our students who then become higher quality technicians for our industry. The goal of The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC) is to grow the MNT technician workforce by fostering academic and industry mentorship between existing MNT partners and educators developing prospective community college MNT programs. MNT-EC provided bags, pens, and highlighters for the conference.

The National Leader in Semiconductor Talent Pipeline Development
National USDOL Contract to Lead the Expansion of Registered Apprenticeships in Semiconductor/Nanotech Sectors

Bringing Industry Expertise and a National Approach to Developing the Talent Pipeline
The National Institute for Innovation and Technology (NIIT) is a 501c(3) with a mission to monitor risks to innovation in strategic industry sectors—those important to national security and global competitiveness—an ensure they are eliminated. Given the shortfall of talent in these industries, a major focus of the NIIT is the development of the talent pipeline, with a specific focus on the semiconductor industry. As the nation’s leader in semiconductor talent pipeline development and under a U.S. Department of labor contract to lead the expansion of Registered Apprenticeships in semiconductor/nanotech sectors, the NIIT is able to leverage its state-of-the-art National Talent Hub to facilitate alignment between course curriculum, industry requirements and individual skill profiles, and to connect individuals with careers and “learn and earn” opportunities through innovative Registered Apprenticeships.