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The NSN Network fosters collaboration among educators and employers to improve the employability skills of technicians in STEM-related occupations. The Network’s Community of Practice facilitates interdisciplinary conversations enabling members to share promising practices to advance employability skills instruction across the STEM disciplines.


Industry Insights: A Conversation with Manufacturing Employers

Webinar: April 24, 6:00–7:00 pm

The Necessary Skills Now Network hosted an engaging discussion between employers and students preparing to work in the manufacturing sector. A panel of industry representatives and community college students talked about the importance of employability and professional skills in today's workplace.

Industry Panelists included:

  • Andrew Strickland, Framatome
  • Jake Speaks, Dynamic Machining X Manufacturing (DM²)
  • Nikki Murphy, Siemens
  • Terry Swade, Salem 1, Inc.

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