How to find good people willing to work in the manufacturing industry will be the subject of a discussion at next month’s Fabtech.

“Solutions for a Qualified Workforce Pipeline” at 12:30 p.m. Central time Nov. 20 will bring together industry officials to discuss ways educators, companies and the government can steer people into manufacturing careers.

Scheduled to take part in the roundtable discussion are: Stacey DelVecchio, manager of product development and global technology for Caterpillar; Joe Lampinen, director of engineering services APG at Kelly Services; Scott Mazzulla, vice president for planning and development – CWI at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology; and Jeannine Kunz, director of training and development at SME. Moderator will be Pam McDonough, president and CEO of the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing/North Business & Industrial Council.

John Catalano, Fabtech show co-manager, said the issue is a priority for many conference attendees.

“We work to ensure that Fabtech features timely and relevant discussions every year, and there is no greater challenge facing workers today than workforce development issues,” said show co-manager John Catalano.  “The ‘Solutions for a Qualified Workforce Pipeline’ panel will outline recommendations for developing employees of tomorrow to meet the skilled labor needs of today’s manufacturers.”

More information on the show, which will run Nov. 18-21 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is available at