Recruiting: TRSA Teams with Manufacturing Inst.

Posted March 3, 2017 at 1:26 pm

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TRSA recently announced a new partnership with the Manufacturing Institute, a Washington DC-based organization that seeks to promote and expand opportunities in U.S. manufacturing.

The partnership is designed to reach the next generation of manufacturing employees and the textile services industry, according to a news release. TRSA is the second trade association to join the institute’s “Dream It. Do It.” program. That initiative provides a collection of best practices, how-to guides and resources for activities proven to influence the perception of careers in manufacturing.

Through this partnership, TRSA and its members will have access to market-tested materials targeting young people, parents and teachers. This library includes posters, brochures, social media, videos and web content.

The Dream It. Do It. program is an important component of an ambitious effort by TRSA to grow the pipeline of employees in textile service operations, the release said. The organization’s multifaceted workforce initiatives include career awareness, internship and apprenticeship programs, and recruiting veterans into the industry. TRSA also plans to target Manufacturing Day, on or around Oct. 6, for member operators to hold tours and connect with schools in their communities. Manufacturing Day is an initiative of the Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers.

“TRSA is developing alliances that improve our ability to recruit, retain and develop the executives, managers and skilled workers necessary to continue the growth of the linen, uniform and facility services industry,” said Joseph Ricci, president and CEO of TRSA. “Our partnership with the Manufacturing Institute offers access to expertise, contacts and resources that advance these objectives.”

Brent Weil, sr. vice president of the Institute, added that he’s delighted to have TRSA join this effort. “The skills gap is very real and impacts virtually every sector of manufacturing,” Weil said. “I applaud TRSA for its bold leadership in addressing the skills needs head-on. Joining Dream It. Do It. is an important first step in turning that vision into action.” Click here to learn more.