The meeting was hosted by Alcoa and other members of the IMA. This round table is part of Bennett’s initiative to tour and meet with businesses leaders throughout the district to discuss what he can do this legislative session to find innovative ways to spur economic development opportunities in Vermilion and Champaign Counties.  

"Senator Bennett demonstrated a strong understanding of the need for continuing education for workforce development. Manufacturers are actively seeking skilled workers for high wage positions,” said Jerry Peck, Associate Director of Government Affairs for the IMA. “Some require a 4-year degree while many others require post-secondary skills training.”

Companies represented at the discussion included Watchfire Signs, GEM Inc, Alcoa, Chem-Cast, SYGMA Network and Mervis industries.

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