“Through the Valley Industrial Association, we have had many opportunities to train and grow and develop our employees. And networking is also an extremely important part of the VIA. One of the nice things about the networking opportunities is that they are available at many different levels of the organization; from the CEO to the Shop floor individual.”
Rich Hoster, President, Smith & Richardson, Inc.
In High Demand. Do you have a rising star that needs training on how to manger workers? This seminar has been training new managers for over 20 years in partnership with Waubonsee Community College!
NEW Refreshed content including Time Management for Supervisors added! Don't wait too long to register, we expect the Fall session (starting September 11, 2018) to Sell Out.
Members enjoy many benefits including networking opportunities, discounts on events and industry resources. Join us today!
In 2017 the VIA helped to coordinate over 800 tours of our member companies. We work with groups like VALEES, DAOES, and other area Education for Employment offices, schools and groups to help our members make connections. Every year we coordinate tours surrounding Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) in October, which is a national effort to increase public awareness of careers in Manufacturing. Our VIA tour day is on October 3, 2018 and have a Job Fair in Aurora scheduled on October 5th, (MFG DAY). Already in 2018 with our Spring Tour Day on April 25th almost 300 student visits were made on that day.
Please consider adding your company to our list of Manufacturers for October 3, 2018. Email us for more information as we coordinate another round of tours to help our members meet their future workforce needs!