Upcoming Workshop Focuses on Engaging and Retaining Talent

NWIRC’s Employee Development Specialist and DDI Facilitator, Lisa Pustelak, will conduct a workshop on August 11 in Erie on a topic that is always at the forefront for manufacturers…engaging and retaining talent. The program will provide leaders with a model…

NWIRC’s Robert Zaruta Named President of PA IRC Network

Robert Zaruta, President & CEO of the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC), was recently named President of the PA Statewide Industrial Resource Center Network (IRCN). The PA IRCN is comprised of 7 nonprofit Centers located strategically throughout the Commonwealth. These …

Does Your Manufacturing Firm Have a Big Idea?

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is offering emerging entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the opportunity to participate in our fun, risk-free $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest.  In the past few years – maybe because of the popularity…

Micro Gainz: Walmart Open Call Success

Congratulations to Micro Gainz, a small manufacturer in Clearfield, PA, who recently announced their success with the Walmart Open Call event they participated in at the end of June. Owner/CEO, Michael Reed, first appeared via video on LinkedIn to let…

What Does ‘Back to School’ Mean to Manufacturers?

by Jennifer Pontzer, Director, Career Street We are all familiar with the notion that once we turn the calendar over to August, “back to school” becomes the mindset of many, but what does it mean to manufacturers? We have emerged…

ARC Grant Awarded: Economic Recovery, Readiness & Resurgence

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) recently awarded Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) a grant for $122,500 for their proposed “Economic Recovery, Readiness & Resurgence Program (ERRRP) to serve manufacturers located in Northwest Pennsylvania. The ERRRP will help companies off-set the…

North Central PA Manufacturing Wage and Benefit Survey

The North Central Workforce Development Board and Workforce Solutions invites you to respond to the: 2021 Manufacturing Wage and Benefit Survey This survey was developed at the request of the Next Gen Manufacturing Industry Partners from the North Central workforce…