Keynote Speaker - Why Manufacturing Matters



Jennifer M. McNelly

180 Skills, LLC

Jennifer McNelly serves as the President of 180 Skills, LLC, an online education provider delivering education with purpose. Manufacturing matters - to be competitive, manufactures need quality talent.  The 180 Skills learning system is the most comprehensive, employer-focused, talent solution in the industry.

180 Skills helps employers create, grow, and retain talent. With a library of over 700 courses high-quality, low-cost, online career & technical education skills courses 180 Skills makes closing the skills gap easy for employers, educators, and workforce professionals.

Prior to joining 180 Skills, Jennifer was the President and Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. Jennifer has extensive experience in bringing the public and private sectors together to grow talent and the economy.  

Jennifer is a host for the Women And Manufacturing Radio Show and in 2012 Jennifer was recognized as one of the 100 inaugural Women in STEM. She is the immediate past chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Advanced Manufacturing.  Jennifer is a national workforce thought leader, supporting the skills gap research in manufacturing and as a committee member in the National Academy of Sciences study Building America’s Technical Workforce.

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Maryland and lives in Indianapolis, IN.