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Central PA Talent Pipeline Lunch & Learn

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Central Pennsylvania Talent Pipeline Project Lunch and Learn

Update on Submarine Industrial Base Initiatives

Target Audience: Manufacturing enterprises involved in both primary, secondary or any tier contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD)/Navy, actively seeking skilled trades personnel and anticipating the recruitment of a minimum of 1 employee within the upcoming 12-18 months.

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The Objective

  • Over the past decade, the Military Industrial sector has experienced a reduction of 40%. Presently, the US Navy has undertaken an ambitious program to enhance its ability to construct Columbia Class Submarines, aiming for a twofold increase in capacity.
  • Get a briefing on efforts and resources, supporting expansion of the Submarine Industrial base, available to Central PA Manufacturers.


  • 12-12:30 Tour
  • 12:30 Lunch/Meeting
  • 1:00 p.m. Lunch Speaker
  • 1:45-2:00 pm Lobby Photo/Meeting ends
  • After this event participants are invited back to the Manufacturers’ Association for a workshop tour and additional networking.

Date: February, 15, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pam
Location: York Precision Machining & Hydraulics – 706 Willow Springs Lane, York, PA 17406


  • Bruce Warner, Program Manager, Philly Flag- National Expansion of TPP Program
  • Tom Palisin, Executive Director, Manufacturers’ Association- Update on TIDE Program
  • Randy Handwerk, M.Ed, MSgt. USAF, Ret., Transitional Work Program Coordinator,  Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, Lebanon VA Medical Center-Building a Veteran Pipeline- how the Lebanon VA can help.
  • Stefanie Montejano,  General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB)B))
    • How EB is supporting TPP and SIB initiatives, EB our strategic initiatives to solve workforce challenges, How EB can be a valuable resource to suppliers, TPP and the SIB
  • Chris Medford, SIB- Why TPP matters to the Navy and DIB/SIB companies

Please note this is a functional machine shop proper PPE includes steel toe shoes and safety glasses.  If you do not have steel toe shoes wear closed toe shoes. PPE will be provided if you do not have your own.   

Registration is at capacity, if you have any questions, please contact Becky Becker bbecker@mascpa.org

If you would like to learn more about the efforts or you want to be considered for resources and are not able to attend please contact:
Becky Becker, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Training & Business Development Manager
Direct Line: (717) 885-9517
cell/text (717) 542-2028


February 15
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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