News


There is still time to enroll employees at DCCC for the Fall 2018 semester.


Dear Employers –

 

There is still time to enroll employees for the Fall 2018 semester.  There are some late start classes.

 

DCCC will provide selected manufacturing-related courses for employees of manufacturing members of the MACC/DC at zero tuition. The zero tuition applies to courses which have seat availability within 5 days prior to close of registration in each semester. Key points:

 

This program applies to any of the open enrollment classes listed on the attached schedules, below.

201809 Schedule REVISED

 

Courses may have Prerequisites.  Prerequisite courses are required unless prior learning/ experience is documented.  Prerequisite coursework may be waived at the discretion of the College based on prior applicable work.  To explore this option please reach out to Karen Kozachyn, Dean Workforce Development and Community Education.  kkozachyn@dccc.edu

 

Thank you.

Karen Kozachyn




Preparing for Generation Z


At our partnership meeting on 9/12, there was discussion regarding how organizations can adapt to the needs of Generation Z, which will soon outnumber living Baby Boomers.

Please see the attached for information on this important topic:

https://goo.gl/YB7jM8

61 million members of Gen Z are about to rock the workforce




September 12 Presentations and Networking Event Attracts over 80 participants


Over 80 participants from all  Industry Partnerships (SEI, ITAG, Health Care Connect and the Manufacturing Alliance), attended  richly informative presentations on techniques to attract and retain your best talent.

After the presentations, participants enjoyed networking, food and beverages. Participants were actively sharing best practices, common issues, and business connections.

The following experts provided excellent and useful information on ways to attract and retain your best talent:


Cassandra Toroian
 – Bell Rock Capital will provide insights for manufacturers regarding her specialization in 401(K) Advisory Services for Employers. Cassandra founded Bell Rock Capital in 2006, and has grown the firm to 12 professionals and $350 million in Assets Under Management and is a frequently used resource by national media, including CNBC, Fox Business and Fox News.

Rob Marchalonis (author of IncentShare) will provide insights, research, stories, and solutions to help you decide if incentives are right for your business or nonprofit enterprise. Rob challenges misconceptions about compensation while proving his point with workplace engagement statistics, employment data, and real-world examples that demonstrate the power of incentives.

We plan to have another valuable and enjoyable event in early December. Please monitor this website for event details.




May 9 at La Cabra Brewing: Spring Partnership Meeting & Networking Event


The Manufacturing Alliance of Chester & Delaware Counties – Spring Partnership Meeting & Networking Event on May 9 at La Cabra Brewing

We had a very successful Spring Partnership meeting, which included a presentation by Sassan Hejazi (Director, Technology Solutions) from Kreischer Miller. Sassan provided a summary of the Kreischer Miller Manufacturing Survey which contained valuable information for manufacturers located all across our Region. This is the 4th year that Kreischer Miller has done the survey;  they have developed some good trend information that was discussed at the presentation that is specific to only our region. The Networking event featured latin-inspired gastropub appetizers and craft beers brewed on site.

Please help us to grow the Alliance by coming to the next event in September, and  inviting a fellow manufacturer to attend!

Service providers are welcome, however, we respectfully ask that you invite a manufacturer to register and attend the event with you.

 

Ralf Weiser, Aerzen USA. MACC/DC Board Chair

Patrick Meese, CCEDC. MACC

Craig Fitz, Delaware County Community College. MADC

Mark Cohen, Malvern Bank. MACCDC Marketing Committee Chair




How modern manufacturers can create positive perceptions with the US public…A Study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute


Please click on the following link for this interesting information:

http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/News-Articles/2017/07/~/media/9607397D3AFC423AB68133505EE2C348.ashx




Postponed due to weather: March 7 Partnership Meeting


Manufacturing Alliance of Chester & Delaware Counties – March Partnership Meeting

Where: Chester County Economic Development Council – Conference Center
737 Constitution Drive
Exton, PA 19341

When: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
9:00am-10:30am

Pre-Registration for this event is required – to register today, click here.

Manufacturers $15
Non-Manufacturers $20

This meeting will feature two special guest speakers:

Cassandra Toroian – Bell Rock Capital will provide insights for manufacturers regarding her specialization in 401(K) Advisory Services for Employers. Cassandra founded Bell Rock Capital in 2006, and has grown the firm to 12 professionals and $350 million in Assets Under Management and is a frequently used resource by national media, including CNBC, Fox Business and Fox News.

Rob Marchalonis (author of IncentShare) will provide insights, research, stories, and solutions to help you decide if incentives are right for your business or nonprofit enterprise. Rob challenges misconceptions about compensation while proving his point with workplace engagement statistics, employment data, and real-world examples that demonstrate the power of incentives.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting –

Ralf Weiser, MACC/DC Chair Tom Walser, MACC/DC Vice-Chair
Aerzen USA CNC Manufacturing, Inc.
rweiser@aerzenusa.com tom.walser@cncmfg.com

Patrick Meese, MACC/DC Co- Project Manager Craig Fitz, MACCDC Co-Project Manager
CCEDC DCCC
pmeese@ccedcpa.com cfitz@dccc.edu




DCCC’s Spring Schedule of Manufacturing Classes


Delaware County Community College has posted its Spring 2018 schedule of manufacturing classes. These are eligible for MACC/DC reduced tuition benefits.

DCCC Spring 2018 Schedule

Please contact Karen Kozachyn with any questions:

Karen P. Kozachyn Ed.D.
Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education.
Delaware County Community College
901 South Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063
Office T202
kkozachyn@dccc.edu
Voice: 610.359.5362
Fax: 610.359.5054




From AON: How To Respond To Rising Global Medical Costs


 

Aon’s 2018 Global Medical Trend Rates survey reveals that the cost of health care is rising faster than inflation. In 2017, the global average increase in medical costs was 8.2 percent, against a worldwide inflation rate of 2.8 percent.

To keep workforces happy, healthy and productive, companies should accelerate their efforts in helping employees understand risk factors and begin taking steps to improve their health.

 

http://app.comms.aon.com/e/es?s=526&e=550479&elqTrackId=DDAC8A7A47D8F0FD5F1D60AB7EA8B37C&elq=8be748b4699d46689c3d08e635bb1f92&elqaid=50702&elqat=1




ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PREMIER: DECEMBER 11, 2017


Join us for a  day at the TCHS Pickering Campus to get high school students, their parents and adults excited about careers in advanced manufacturing. Our direct engagement can demonstrate the connection between our field and STEM education to get the future STEM workforce pumped about advanced manufacturing!

See attached flyer for details:

TCHS0617002 AMP Partner Flyer- no contact person




From AON: The Key To A Holistic Cyber Security Program: The Human Element


From AON:

The Key To A Holistic Cyber Security Program: The Human Element

 

Please click on the following link:

http://app.comms.aon.com/e/es?s=526&e=546204&elqTrackId=DDAC8A7A47D8F0FD5F1D60AB7EA8B37C&elq=daad013a66a6432d9da84d1cba16e92e&elqaid=50440&elqat=1




Philadelphia Fed’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey


Please click on the link below for the latest Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey.

bos1017




MACC/DC Partner’s Meeting Focuses on Cyber Security


On September 13, 2017 the Manufacturing Alliance of Chester County and Delaware County held an Industrial Partners’ meeting on the topic of Cyber Security.  Charles Sgrillo of Kreischer Miller, a “Certified Ethical Hacker”, presented an interesting and chilling assessment of today’s cyber risks and what all organizations should do to mitigate them.

See this link for his presentation:  InfoSec 101.

In addition to the presentation, the discussion and post-meeting conversation generated valuable information for those in attendance.

We understand the busy schedule we all keep these days; consequently, we strive to provide useful, practical information and peer dialog at each meeting.   Members indicated that the meeting was very worthwhile.

Save the date for our next Partners’ meeting, November 16, in conjunction with Tech360, being held at Penn State Great Valley. We hope to see you there!




Omega Design and Netzsch Premier Technologies Sign Up for Manufacturing Day Events – 10/6/2017


WHAT IS MANUFACTURING DAY?

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year Manufacturing Day is Oct 6, 2017.

While Manufacturing Day is officially Oct. 6, companies and community organizations should plan their events on the date in October that works best for them. No matter the date, events should be registered on the site and can be marked as public or invitation-only events.

Registered event hosts have access to free event planning and execution resources and toolkits to make planning a Manufacturing Day event easy!

So far, MACC/DC members Omega Design and Netzsch Premier Technologies have signed up to host an event!

Should you be interested, please follow this link:

http://www.mfgday.com/user/register




Tuition Free Manufacturing Courses at DCCC


Attached are the Fall 2017 courses available for the Manufacturing Alliance’s exclusive Tuition Free Manufacturing Course Program at DCCC. If any of your employees needs or has an interest in one of these Fall 2017 courses, please call or email:

 

Karen P. Kozachyn Ed.D.
Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education.
Delaware County Community College
 e-mail: Kkozachyn@dccc.edu
901 South Media Line Rd
Media, PA 19063
Office T202
Voice: 610.359.5362
Right click to see attachment below:

 




From AON: 4 Lessons And 7 Questions From The WannaCry Ransomware Attack


OVERVIEW

All around the world, hundreds of thousands of computer users have been confronted with a big red screen demanding in big red letters a payment of up to $600 in bitcoins to unlock it.

They had fallen victim to the ransomware virus WannaCry, which locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries on May 12, 2017.

While the initial WannaCry virus was partially stopped in its tracks after a couple of days, the full extent of the damage remains unclear. Plus there are fears that a second wave of ransomware viruses could soon be on its way.

“WannaCry’s worm-like behavior and its ability to easily propagate across the organization make this a particularly dangerous strain of ransomware,” says Ed Stroz, Co-President at Stroz Friedberg, an Aon Company.

“The malware spreads from the infected computer by scanning other computers and systems on the network, and over the internet, infecting these connected machines by exploiting the same vulnerability, all without any user action.

“Essentially, it only takes one infected user on a network to put the whole organization at risk.”

Another factor behind WannaCry’s speed and relative success is the intricate and Byzantine nature of modern computer networks.

“One of the challenges of cyber is that it is a very complex environment,” says Jim Trainor, Senior Vice President, Aon Risk Solutions and former Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division in Washington, DC.

“Bad actors use and exploit infrastructure both in and out of the United States. A lot of groups who conduct such criminal activity don’t reside in the U.S. This makes it increasingly challenging for both government and companies to protect themselves because those attacking them don’t actually reside in the locations in which they operate.”

With cyber risk on the rise, and business interruption a growing concern, what key lessons can organizations learn from the WannaCry incident?

 

Please click on the following link for more information:

http://www.theonebrief.com/lessons-learned-questions-posed-by-wannacry-ransomware-attack/?elq_mid=48380&elq_cid=6471335&utm_source=weeklyemail3&utm_campaign=weeklyemail3&elqTrackId=5288470b423146138f512b9af08b7a81&elq=4bd0acb36a0b4c3483c923d67cc86213&elqaid=48380&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=19007