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ASQ Harrisburg Section 503


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Please Register by:



02:30 PM

Registration can be completed, below


5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Four Points by Sheraton York 1650 Toronita St. York, PA 17402
phn: 717-846-4940

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Taste of Italy Dinner Buffet: Grilled Pesto Marinated Chicken W/ Pan Juices, and Pistachio-Crusted Pan Seared Salmon Filet, Eggplant Parmesan;
Baby Spinach & Bay Shrimp, Roasted Peppers W/ Artichoke Hearts and Italian Balsamic Dressing, Buffalo Mozzarella, Sliced Roma Tomatoes, Served With Chiffonade of Basil Italian Dressing;
Rolls & Butter;
Coffee and Tea Service;
Assorted Cakes and Pastries


Pre-Registered:Section Members - $25.00 each | Non ASQ Members/Guests - $30.00 | Students - $15.00
At the Door:Section Members - $30.00 each | Non ASQ Members/Guests - $35.00 | Students - $15.00


The Skills Gap and the Future of Employment in South-Central PA

Mr. Palisin will provide an overview of the state of the manufacturing economy in southcentral PA including recent trends and future changes for the regional industry. US Manufacturing has experienced its largest employment growth in 20 years in 2018, what are the growth opportunities and headwinds going forward? Of particular focus will be the skills gap which the manufacturing and other trade and technical sectors find themselves struggling to address. Questions will be discussed including what companies can do, how they have been addressing skills gaps and if this a temporary situation for the industry. He will also discuss current initiatives of the Manufacturers' Association and how their efforts will impact the growth of the industry in addressing the most critical issues.


Tom Palisin, Executive Director, The Manufacturers' Association

Tom Palisin has served as the Executive Director of the Manufacturers' Association since 2014. The Association plays a key role in helping manufacturers' grow and compete by offering training and workforce development services, HR consulting, government advocacy, health insurance and other valued member services. Prior to his current position, Mr. Palisin served several roles in state government including as the first Manufacturing Ombudsman, Acting Deputy Secretary for Technology Investment and as Executive Director of the Technology Development Authority. Mr. Palisin also led key state initiatives including the Governor's Manufacturing Advisory Council, 3D Printing Initiatives and several other manufacturing programs. In 2006, Mr. Palisin was honored as Champion of the Year by the US Department of Commerce's Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program. He is a graduate of Penn State University and lives with his family in the Harrisburg area.


Note: New Policy

To meet the hotel notification requirements and allow for preparation for our meetings, all reservations need to be received online by 2:30 PM on the Friday preceding the meeting.

Please register online by 2:30 PM on Friday May 3, 2019

Same Price Registration

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