09/11/2013 -- CCAC presents labor & management discussion focusing on Wendell August Forge

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will present “Wendell August Forge—A Crucible of Reinvention,” a labor and management discussion taking place at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15. Featured speakers include Will Knecht, president, Wendell August Forge; Chris Keck, master craftsman, Wendell August Forge and representative, USW; and Dave Soltesz, president, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

“Wendell August Forge—A Crucible of Reinvention,” focuses on how, in the aftermath of a devastating fire, labor, management and the community came together to save a beloved western Pennsylvania institution. The event is the latest in the college’s Robert M. Mill Lecture Series, Pittsburgh Labor & Management Past & Future: A Labor-Management Discussion. This event provides a forum in which individuals with diverse viewpoints can gather to discuss the impact that labor-management relations have on the region and the economy. The event will take place in the Foerster Student Service Center Auditorium, CCAC–Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh (North Shore).

The discussion is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Members of the press are welcome. For more information or to make a reservation, contact 412.788.7350 or LaborManagement@ccac.edu.

Pittsburgh Labor & Management Past & Future: A Labor-Management Discussion embodies a series of interactive sessions designed to foster a sustained dialogue on economic development issues facing the region by bringing together members of labor and management to share their perspectives and expertise.

Recognizing CCAC Alumnus Robert M. Mill, a champion of the benefits of accessible education and an ardent supporter of aligning that education with business and labor, the Robert M. Mill Lecture Series, part of the CCAC Labor & Management Institute, offers a platform for open communication between all who will benefit from a future of positive labor-management relations and economic development in western Pennsylvania.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to nearly 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.

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