Value Stream 4 Extended Enterprise

Closing the extended enterprise skills gap

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Location Code
10:45am-11:45am Room 203/204, 2nd floor WP/28

How to retool the human capital value stream

Discover how an aggressive, collaborative approach can help to develop literate, skilled, career-ready candidates for manufacturing jobs; learn how to develop innovative strategies for preparing and attracting people to rewarding careers in advanced technology, logistics and manufacturing; create workplace learning opportunities for students; share your message about manufacturing career opportunities with your community as well as educators, students and parents.


Learn how you can help to eliminate the skills gap and nurture the work ethic needed for careers in manufacturing, logistics and advanced technology. Hear about the collective impact/collaborative approach Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), AME and other organizations are using to change curriculum offerings and revamp manufacturing’s image. NNS deployed the AME Adopt-a-School program and is a silver sponsor of the national Manufacturing Day, helping students, parents and guidance counselors learn about the modern workplace as well as technically-challenging, highly-paid careers. Get information about the NNS Career Pathways program, emphasizing career guidance and work-based learning opportunities for students; through the program, 300 NNS volunteers connected with more than 26,000 students. Hear about the NNS engineering day, drawing talent for its Apprentice School and the next generation of shipbuilders. Apprentices need a strong academic background in math, reading, writing and science. Technologies such as modeling and simulation used in tandem with virtual reality and augmented reality help NNS  reduce training, designing and assembly cycle times.


Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines. With approximately $4 billion in revenues and more than 23,000 employees, it is the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the largest U.S. shipbuilding company. NNS has built more than 800 ships, including both naval and commercial types. Its Newport News, VA facilities span more than 550 acres.

Speaker: Glenn Marshall

Glenn Marshall serves on the AME strategy team for revitalization of North American manufacturing; he leads the AME Manufacturing as a Desirable Career initiative. He reaches out to business leaders, academia, students, veterans and policymakers to promote strategies for creating opportunities and candidates in manufacturing. Marshall served as the benchmarking/process excellence advocate for Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). He serves on the AME board of directors and helped to launch the AME/APQC Benchmarking Community of Practice (CoP).