180 Studios: New Maker Program – Pat Harper

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Date(s) - Wednesday, January 17, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

Pat Harper

180 Studios Maker Space

Patrick Harper has developed an expertise in manufacturing and R & D thru his years with Hewlett-Packard and its spin offs Agilent and Keysight Technologies. He is currently Vice President and General Manager of Technology Order Fulfillment at Keysight- a 1000 member strong worldwide team. In preparation for today’s presentation, Pat wrote:

“There is a renewed understanding of the need for Manufacturing Jobs in the US but there is a shortage of programs to train the needed skilled labor force. The Bureau Of Labor Statistics estimates that the need for Manufacturing jobs in the US will essentially remain flat over the next 7 years. However of the estimated 12 Million Skilled Labor employees in the US it is estimated that > 60% of these employees will retire in this same time frame (7 years). That leaves a gap of 7.2 Million skilled workers needed. Today there are not enough training programs to fill these Jobs and 180 Studios Maker Space is designed to be part of the solution to this job gap. In my talk I will show the need for these jobs in Sonoma County and some of the challenges for obtaining  skilled labor for Sonoma County companies and will talk about how 180 Studios Maker Space is partnering with the school system and Industry to help fill this need.”


Pat will also share the story of Keysight’s recovery since the fire’s destruction.

January 17th will be a great time to bring a visitor!

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