Gardner Carrick

Vice President, Workforce Solutions, The Manufacturing Institute

Gardner Carrick is the Vice President of Workforce Solutions for The Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers.  Mr. Carrick leads the Institute’s efforts to create a world class workforce for the U.S. manufacturing sector.  He oversees the Institute’s award-winning FAME education program which is delivering global best entry-level technicians to hundreds of manufacturers nationwide.  He is creating a new national recognition program for the industry-based credentials used in most manufacturing education programs.  And, he is leading a public-private partnership to determine the outcomes of manufacturing education programs and develop solutions to improve their results.