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Issue: March 2012


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   Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) Survey

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   Governor Patrick and the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) have issued a survey for all Massachusetts manufactures to help the Commonwealth better understand our business needs.
   In the cover letter issued by Governor Patrick, he states the following:

"I am pleased with the progress the AMC is making and I am grateful for the active participation of many manufacturers in our discussions and projects. We have created five Working Committees: Promoting Manufacturing; Workforce and Education; Technology and Innovation; Business Costs; and Access to Capital. Those working groups have already identified steps we can take right now to strengthen and expand manufacturing.
Presently, AMC is engaging in an important effort to collect feedback from businesses across the Commonwealth. We are issuing a survey to be completed by manufacturers to better understand our businesses’ current needs, the barriers they face, and what our Commonwealth can do to help. A survey of this type was carried out in 2007 and helped us emphasize the importance and facilitate the growth of manufacturing in Massachusetts."

Let’s make sure that the Governor and his team hear directly from all of the manufacturers in the Commonwealth. The survey is available on-line at this address: Please note that the address is case sensitive.



(AMC) Workforce & Education Working Group

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   Please join the members of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative’s Workforce & Education Working Group on Tuesday, April 24th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm for a special session featuring speakers from across the state sharing best practices from workforce and training efforts in the Massachusetts manufacturing sector.
  As a featured speaker, Joanna Dowling will be giving an overview of Center for Manufacturing Technology's curriculum, training methods, workforce development, the importance of Math and Science education and how that relates to the manufacturing industry.
   The event to be held in the Weiss Conference Center at the Mass Tech Collaborative 75 North Drive, Westborough, MA

A meeting agenda and additional information to follow. Please RSVP to Christopher Scranton at to receive additional materials.

Center for Manufacturing Technology 30 Nashua Street, Woburn, MA   P. 781.933.0049  F. 781-935-3904
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