Expert Technical Training Becomes Harbour IQ Partner

As a pro-level partner, Expert Tech will provide workforce development insights for Harbour IQ, a source of data and trends for the tool and die industry.

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Harbour Results, Inc., (HRI) a leading business and operational consultant firm for the manufacturing industry, announced Expert Technical Training (Expert Tech) as a pro-level partner of its newest product offering, Harbour IQ.

Harbour IQ is the global source for performance benchmarking, trends, and financial and operational data for the tool and die industry. Partners and participants have access to relevant data and information that can be aggregated and queried into custom reports as well as manufacturing trend reports, white papers and various other technical reports. Harbour IQ unlocks the key to never-before-seen data and information critical to manufacturers in developing a successful long-term business strategy while managing the day-to-day business.

 Expert Tech is a leading provider of employee development and training services for the precision machining and die/mold industry. As a pro-level partner, Expert Tech will provide insights critical for developing the future manufacturing workforce and assisting in closing the skilled-trades labor gap.

 “Expert Tech is thrilled to partner with Harbour Results on its innovative product,” said Todd Finley, president of Expert Tech. “We look forward to the opportunity to further develop the tool and die industry by providing information on workforce development.”

 According to The MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, from 2015 to 2019, there will be an average annual increase of 66,800 manufacturing jobs. This increase translates to a growing demand for skilled trades and individuals pursuing a career in manufacturing. Education and training will be critical to the success U.S. manufacturing industry, including tool and die makers. Expert Tech’s knowledge and experience in training from entry-level, pre-apprenticeship training through advanced CNC and Die/Mold lays the necessary foundation.

“Having worked with Expert Tech for several years, we welcome them to Harbour IQ,” said Laurie Harbour, president and CEO, HRI. “Skilled labor training and education is critical to the future of the manufacturing industry. Expert Tech offers the comprehensive programs this industry requires to build tomorrow’s U.S. workforce and continue to be a leader in manufacturing.”