Join Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters this October as we celebrate Manufacturing Month which helps raise the profile of our industry to government, youth, the workforce, and to the public. CME connects forces with our partners to organize plant tours, workshops and networking events.
MANUFACTURING MONTH UPCOMING EVENTS
OCT 6 - HEALTH AND SAFETY WORKSHOP ON SAFEGUARDING
CME and WorkSafeBC are hosting a workshop to educate employers on the basic components of Safeguarding
This course will provide the ability and knowledge on:
• 2021 – 2023 Manufacturing High Risk Strategy
• Overview of 2022 focuses
• Injury claims and rates
• Definition of Safeguarding and Lockout
• Hazards and Risks associated with Safeguarding
• Controls for Safeguarding
• Steps to Lockout
• Resources for Safeguarding and Lockout
OCT 17 - MANUFACTURING DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE
Meet with decision makers and take advantage of CME’s unique access to inform MLAs and their staff of your challenges and opportunities as manufacturers. Groups will meet with participating Members of the Legislative Assembly from all political parties; senior bureaucrats; and other key decision makers in BC.
The full day event enables manufacturers to speak with one voice on key issues affecting industry and how we can work with government to drive investment, create jobs and increase export opportunities.
Our Manufacturing Day at the Legislature will include a reception to celebrate manufacturing in BC. All manufacturers and MLAs are invited to attend.
OCTOBER 18 & 20 - 2ND ANNUAL BC WIM SUCCESS FORUM
Attracting more women into manufacturing professions is critical to helping companies grow. Our 2nd Annual BC Women in Manufacturing (WIM) Success Forum 2022 will focus on how we engage and inspire young women to consider careers in manufacturing and to help manufacturers attract and retain women in their workplaces. By achieving this, we empower, support, and accelerate women in the industry.
Our forum will take place virtually over the course of two days. Join us on Oct 18 and Oct 20! Learn from thought leaders in manufacturing, attend engaging panel discussions, and be inspired by the stories you hear!
Help CME increase the number of women in manufacturing by 100,000 in 5 years.
Together, We Can Do It!
VARIOUS DATES - PLANT TOURS
As part of our October Manufacturing Month activities this year, we are organizing plant tours for High School students (Grade 10 – Grade 12). Our tours provide students and teachers with a different perspective about the variety of career options available in the industry and also showcase how fascinating the BC manufacturing industry is.
SEP 29 - SHOP TALKS WORKSHOP ON EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION/COACHING
CME’s Shop Talks series connects front line leaders and supervisors, providing a forum to exchange information, ideas and insights. Participants gather for topical learning and a facilitated discussion. The peer-driven discussion ensures a high level of commitment and accountability which in turn offers invaluable key takeaways and innovative solutions.
This session will provide the ability and knowledge to:
Why communication breaksdown
Communication factors and methods
Make expectations clear
Motivate others to action
Active and authentic listening
OCT 12 - LEAN 101
This one-day, hands-on, ‘learning by doing’ style of workshop will cover the Lean concepts of customer focus, information and material flow and waste elimination. In this introductory session, participants will take part in simulation exercises to gain an understanding of the foundations of Lean and learn what it means to pursue perfection.