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Each week, Ari Santiago interviews a thriving manufacturing leader to share the positive messages around the industry with two goals:

1) To share best practices amongst manufacturing business leaders to help each other to grow and succeed

2) To spread the word that manufacturing is a growing part of our economy and offers exciting opportunities for incredible, well-paying careers 


Ari Santiago is the CEO of CompassMSP a Technology Managed Service Provider with offices from Miami to Milwaukee and down the eastern seaboard. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it makes on our economy.


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Jun 8, 2021

This week, we are featuring Melanie Hoben, Director of Workforce Development for Goodwin University, onto the Made in America podcast!

Melanie discusses her role within Goodwin University and how she is consistently assessing the needs of both manufacturers and incumbent workers. She focuses in on the great training programs available to students and how employers can take advantage of them.

Melanie also talks to Ari about Goodwin's partnership with the Department of Labor, CCAT, and the CSCU system. She stresses the importance of building relationships, upskilling the manufacturing workforce, and preparing students for the working world!

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