First DuPage United Manufacturers' Round Table

leaders from manufacturing, county and state officials, and educators gathered to hear directly from local manufacturers.  The manufacturers described the kind of trained workforce they need in order to expand their operations.
 
A presentation from a recruiting organization called Project Iowa (founded by a sister organization to DuPage United) provided ideas for further discussion of what could be done in DuPage County.  The roundtable participants decided to move ahead with plans to develop a local pilot project to recruit, assess, train, and place new people into the good manufacturing jobs that exist here and go unfilled. This led to the announcement of the formation of the Metro West Manufacturing Workforce