President Container Delivers CI's Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership to Emerging Leaders

Workforce News ,

A cohort of 20 team leaders, supervisors and managers from corrugated packaging manufacturer President Container Group are receiving the Council of Industry’s manufacturing leadership training this Spring. The Popular Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership program consists of 8 courses: 

  • Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making 
  • Effective Business Communication 
  • Human Resource Management Issues
  • Environment, Health and Safety Essentials
  • Best Practices and Continuous Improvement
  • Making a Profit in Manufacturing 
  • Positive Motivation and Discipline

Richard Goldberg, Vice President of Operations at President Container Group, is a strong advocate of investing in training and education for his workforce. The company has built out a state-of-the-art training facility at its Ballard Road facility in Middletown and will be using it to upskill workers throughout the company, including developing the leadership and management skills of President’s front line supervisors through the Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership. 

“We are excited to be working with President Container Group,”said Johnnieanne Hansen, Vice President of Operations and Workforce Development for the Council of Industry. “Supervisor development is so important if companies are to be successful in today’s business climate. We are happy to be a part of their investment in their emerging leaders.”

This will be the first time since the Fall of 2019 this training is being delivered completely in person. The Spring 2020 section of the program was forced online due to COVID closures. Since then, four sections have been delivered remotely. Both the in person and remote options offer their own sets of benefits and obstacles. While the remote delivery has made the training more accessible to participants from across the region (and beyond)--and great efforts have been made to make the Zoom based training participatory and engaging–it does not quite capture the camaraderie and “cross-pollination” that occurs with the in-person option. 

With that in mind, the Council will look to make both options available to members in the months and years ahead.