Non KCMN Events for your consideration

BotsKC Industry Mentors Needed!

From KC Natioinal Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA):

BotsKC has doubled again!  Schools/Students/Teachers love working on these fun 15 pound BATTLE bots!  We need more manufacturers to work with these teams to help guide and critique their engineering/build process throughout the year as they prepare for the April 7th competition in Olathe.  Each team has a group of students, a teacher/coach and hopefully an industry mentor to help them see the connection between “cool ideas” and “design/build/compete”.

The ASK:
1-2 hours per week Sept-March to meet with schools, offer tours of your shops, etc.
2-4 hours per week March -April – crunch time for build, testing and finalizing bots for April 7th event.
Scrap metal, possible small parts, help with build issues

Please contact Torree Pederson, Executive Director, Greater KC Chapter of NTMA at 816-739-4422/ or Ashley Gorman  if they can count on you to mentor the future workforce of manufacturing.  They need you and you need them!

Here is a link to a Video, our flyer and sponsorship information:

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Decision Making Approaches & Tools

By: Kansas City Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers Chapter

Join IISE’s Kansas City chapter on October 12th at the K-State Olathe campus for a conference demonstrating proven decision making approaches and tools.

A successful, sustainable decision making process is one of the hardest things for corporations to successfully achieve. Do you use tribal knowledge and intuition? Just data? There are so many ways to go about it and each organization has its own culture that impacts how decisions are made.

The goal of this conference is to explore different decision making methods and tools, and to understand what has worked in actual application and why. What is successfully being used by engineers in different industries to bring about successful, sustainable decision making processes that produce results?
Thu, October 12, 2017
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
K-State Olathe

22201 W. Innovation Dr.
Room 145
Olathe, KS 66061-1304

For more information CLICK HERE

Northland CAPS Seeks Business Partners

Does your business or organization have a project that really needs to get done but you don’t have the manpower to complete it?  What about a Northland CAPS student intern? We are in the process of securing requests for the Spring 2018 semester. (

Last year we placed 250+ interns in over 100 companies throughout the metro. This year our program has grown and we look to place 100 more associates in positions.

Northland CAPS Course Strands:  Digital Media and Design, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, Global Business and Entrepreneurship, Global Logistics, Medicine and Healthcare, and Technology Solutions.

If chosen students would be available on site with you during their class time, either 7:30 am – 10:00 am or 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Tuesday – Thursday.

Students apply in November and would interview with you in December.  The internships would run from January 9 – April 27.

Happy to talk through this with you if you have questions, appreciate your consideration.

Jon Newcomb
Business Development
Northland CAPS

 FYI – New Revenue Recognition Standard



Bullying in the Workplace JCCC Breakfast Event

Bullying is called the silent epidemic. At work, bullying can cause stress, low productivity, absenteeism, and other health conditions that can impact your employees’ health and the quality of their work. It can lead to high turnover and low reputation amongst the company and its management.

Although half of workers have experienced or witnessed bullying, policies and laws dealing with it are far less prevalent. This is, in part, because bullying can be hard to identify and address. People wonder, what does bullying look like? How can we discourage it in our workplace? What can I do to protect my staff and co-workers?

Join us for a discussion by a panel of experts where many of these questions (and more!) will be covered. Hot breakfast included. Pre-registration required.
Thursday, September 28
7:30-9 a.m.
Johnson County Community College, Regnier Center 101

Register HERE 

Moderator: Cheryl Wright

Celeste Gruhin – HR Specialist, UPS
Dawn Murphy – Senior VP of HR, St. Luke’s Healthcare
Cathy Hanna – Senior HR Business Partner, Amazon Distribution
Nancy Fry, PhD, MBA – Psychologist, Coach, Consultant
SHRM & HRCI Approval Pending

Apprenticeships Work! Learn How To Implement Them In Your Business.

Come To Breakfast Or Dinner.

The skills gap is real, and finding the right fit for your most in demand roles is hitting your bottom line. We can help answer that need with a modern apprenticeship program. Our program can upskill your labor force, train new employees and identify an untapped labor pool. Equip your employees with the skills necessary to be successful. RSVP today!

Business-Led Apprenticeship Breakfast Open House
Breakfast, Presentation and Panel Discussion Followed by Tour

October 5th at 7:30 a.m.

RSVP for Breakfast
Or email to RSVP.

MCC-Business & Technology
Campus Room TC200
1775 Universal Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64102

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Business-Led Apprenticeship Dinner Open House

Dinner, Presentation and Panel Discussion Followed by Tour
October 5th at 6 p.m.

RSVP for Dinner Event 

MCC-Business & Technology
Campus Room TC200
1775 Universal Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64102

Or email to RSVP.

I-9 & Immigration Law Compliance

Immigation Law