New York.-Roto Frank of America’s president and CEO, Chris Dimou, recently participated as a panelist in the East Coast Industry Forum (ECIF). The forum took place in Hartford, Ct., on Friday, October 12, and focused on advanced manufacturing and workforce development.

Dimou and other panelists agreed that there must be an ongoing discussion with manufacturing companies, the Department of Labor, community colleges and schools to expand the knowledge of skilled labor and apprenticeship programs.

“Now is the right time to apply a more holistic approach in tackling the topic of shortage of skilled labor and manufacturing resources. Various stakeholders like state, industry, chambers and colleges need to be closer in collaboration, in order to create synergies and efficiencies,” said Dimou.

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