Blog: Blog

The Manufacturers’ Guide to Finding and Retaining Talent

Thursday, May 4, 2023 | Workforce Development
Improve and Enhance Your Employee Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement Employees matter. They are challenging to find and hard to replace, especially in today’s labor market. The longevity ... Read More

How Training Within Industry Helps Manufacturer Capture and Transfer Experience Know-How

Friday, April 21, 2023 | Workforce Development
Training Within Industry, commonly referred to as TWI originated in the United States in the 1940s during World War II. According to the TWI Institute, a national network of industry professio... Read More

Everett Community College's AMTEC Hosts Successful Manufacturing Day Tours with Local Industry Partners and Manufacturers

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | Workforce Development, Manufacturing Day
The importance of manufacturing in the United States cannot be overstated. Manufacturing accounts for over 11% of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) and employs millions of Americans. Unfort... Read More

Meet Impact Washington's First Female Board of Directors Chair, Kelley Sowards

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | News Release, Workforce Development, Her Story
March was Women’s History Month. The National Women’s History Alliance, which spearheaded the movement to recognize the month, has announced the women’s history theme for 2023 as ... Read More

Let’s Join Forces for a Successful MFG Day 2023 in Washington

Monday, April 17, 2023 | Workforce Development, Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day, or MFG Day, is a national event on the first Friday in October each year. This dedicated day raises awareness of modern manufacturing and its importance to the economy. In Washin... Read More

Wondering How You Can Stand Out to Potential Hires? Salary is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Workforce Development
Like any industry, attracting skilled manufacturing employees can be tricky. To potential applicants, work benefits are more than good pay and vacation days. Outside of salary and benefits, applicants... Read More

Two Decades of Fixing Factories - Sarah Stuart

Monday, March 20, 2023 | News Release, Workforce Development, Her Story
In honor of Women’s History Month this March, we highlight Sarah Stuart, who has been fixing factories for over 20 years with the team at Impact Washington, an MEP National Network member. ... Read More

Finding Her Calling - Carol Blayden

Monday, March 20, 2023 | News Release, Workforce Development, Her Story
  One woman reflects on the dream job she landed in manufacturing.  Carol Blayden is no stranger to the marketing world — but it took her until four years ago to land her dream job... Read More

Continually Improving - Jessica Ingle

Monday, March 20, 2023 | News Release, Workforce Development, Her Story
The Mission of Impact Washington Aligns with Hers Jessica Ingle is like many women, trying to juggle it all — work, family, and life. And she’s excelled at it all, including her 18 ye... Read More

Washington State Based Manufacturers Show Value Of MEP Program To Congressional Representatives

Several Washington manufacturing leaders traveled with Impact Washington – NIST MEP to Washington, DC, March 8th – March 9th to advocate for Impact Washington and the NIST Manufacturing... Read More