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Manufacturers, teachers, employment service staff, student counselors and immigration support workers gathered in Gananoque (Heart of the Thousand Islands) for a morning packed with presentations on topics that will touch all of our businesses in the near future. The need for robust labour market data, the current role of manufacturers in ensuring future jobs and business continuity, social media and support for immigrants dominated the discussion.

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Members of two Eastern Ontario EMC Consortia have truly embraced the EMC mission to share best practices and experience with each other. Anne Graham, HR Leader, Pillar5 Pharma, Arnprior, and Ed Reeves, Supply Chain Manager, Canada, Eaton Corporation, Perth both gave very comprehensive presentations and led extension discussion re: Succession Planning at a recent joint event (Ottawa Valley + Perth/Smiths Falls/Carleton Place Consortia)

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Supervisors from six area plants met to get to know one another and discuss common challenges, issues and successes. Supervisors across Eastern Ontario have been getting together over the past two years and are surprised how much they have in common even though their plants make completely different products.

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