FLORENCE, Ky., June 28, 2022 – Mazak Human Resources Director William Weier has accepted appointment to two Northern Kentucky advisory boards that guide regional employment policies and align education to employer needs. The Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (NKWIB), which administers federal funding and local policies connecting employers and job candidates, and the Manufacturing Advisory Committee for Gateway Community & Technical College both appointed Weier in April.
The organizations’ visions align with Weier’s experience and are essential in supporting Northern Kentucky’s employers and job seekers currently and in the future. Starting out as a machinist at Cincinnati Milacron more than 40 years ago, Weier has experienced the manufacturing world from both sides – on the shop floor making the product as well as from the management side focused on strategic workforce planning in his current position at Mazak.
Gateway Community & Technical College is a major influence on the Northern Kentucky economy by providing students the skills and training necessary to support a variety of regional businesses and industries.
“Gateway’s support of educational alignment to the needs of Northern Kentucky industrial partners is critical to providing the skill sets needed for growth in the region,” said Weier.
The NKWIB’s focus on career planning and talent development are also important goals for Weier. He said that its initiatives on career planning, diversity through outreach and building a workforce pipeline for the future have also been key strategies for Mazak to develop the next generation of manufacturing leaders.
“I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with both boards and have a role responding to the needs of the Northern Kentucky industrial community,” Weier said.