It really is amazing how quickly a year can pass and my hope is that it has been a good one for all. Through our activity this year, our goal has been to support ‘people’; to make their jobs a little easier and to make them successful within their organizations.
We have many great companies here in the Maritimes and know well that manufacturing is a tough business, we need to be the best we can be. It is our hope that through the networking events and available support, that EMC has been able to provide value to people and companies that will in some way contribute to your continued success.
It has been a pleasure to present our companies with their EMC member plaque over the past months. EMC is very proud to be associated with all of our members and to be able to learn from them, understand challenges and successes and leverage that information in an effort to bring them, or another company, value; through discussion, bench marking or making that connection that saves them from re-inventing the wheel.
This past year has seen a number of events throughout NB and PEI with a significant increase in cross consortium participation. The activity and topics discussed come from you, the member, and it is so important to have your continued input. Through active participation I give you my personal guarantee that you will receive value!
Thank you to all of our hosts, participants and subject matter experts that are so important to what we do.
As a result of a great deal of dedication and hard work on the part of many, including members, EMC partnered this past May with the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labor to offer fully funded Manufacturing Essential Skill Programs for supervisors and production workers. This is a valuable resource available to all New Brunswick Manufacturers and programs are now starting in various areas on a regular basis.
So, what does the year ahead hold?
- A continued focus of valuable, relevant networking events
- Consortium growth in all areas but particularly in the North East and North West regions
- Building on important community partner relationships
- Working hard for our members where ever needed.
Please accept my best wishes to all of you for a safe and happy Holiday Season and continued success in 2018!