June 12, 2015

Jennifer McNelly

Jennifer McNelly

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Jennifer McNelly, president of the Manufacturing Institute — a nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers — will lead a discussion with local manufacturing and workforce agencies next week at Guilford Technical Community College. The topic of her discussion will focus on current issues facing the manufacturing industry including how to attract qualified, skilled employees.

McNelly has extensive experience in workforce development, employer engagement and business. As president of the Manufacturing Institute, she has driven an agenda focused on improving and expanding manufacturing in the United States through education, innovation and research. Her visit coincides with the National Aviation Consortium Peer-to-Peer Conference June 16-18 at the GTCC Cameron Campus. GTCC is one of the five consortium partners in the country.

Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at


— Carla Kucinski

WHO: Jennifer McNelly, president, National Manufacturing Institute

WHAT:  Discussion on current issues in manufacturing

WHEN:  3 p.m. Monday, June 15

WHERE:  Room 219, GTCC Donald W. Cameron Campus, 7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax


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* Media will have an opportunity at the event for interviews.