Mar 9 180 SKILLS HIRES JENNIFER MCNELLY AS NEW PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS THE NATIONAL SKILLS GAP

Indianapolis – February 13, 2017 – Today, 180 Skills, LLC, is announcing that it has selected Jennifer McNelly as its new President. Jennifer will join 180 Skills on February 16, 2017.

As President, Jennifer will lead industry engagement and strategy for 180 Skills, focusing on national and international strategic partnerships.

Joe Kitterman, Founder and CEO of 180 Skills said, “We are excited to have Jennifer join our team. As a nationally recognized expert in workforce development, Jennifer will help us form strategic partnerships that will address our national skills gap and address critical training needs in high-growth, high-demand jobs.”

Prior to joining 180 Skills, Jennifer was President and Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute, the national authority on the attraction, qualification, and development of world class manufacturing talent. Under her leadership, the Institutes drove an agenda to close the manufacturing skills gap and make manufacturers in America globally competitive.

For over a decade, Jennifer led national efforts to change the perception of careers and reestablish the U.S. as the global leader of technical education. Jennifer led efforts to elevate the national dialogue on manufacturing with research; Change national and state investments in manufacturing education to improve quality by aligning to industry standards; engage millions of students via National Manufacturing Day and the Dream It. Do It. Network; and, inspire an army of women leaders in industry to advocate for manufacturing careers, founding the national STEP Ahead initiative.

Jennifer has over 20 years of extensive experience in workforce development, employer engagement, and business.

In 2012, Jennifer was named one of the inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

She is also the immediate past chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Advanced Manufacturing.

Great Education for Real Careers
Founded in 2009, 180 Skills is an online career and technical education experience that fills the skills gap and gets the job done. With a content library of over 700 courses and 1,200 hours of education, 180 Skills enables career seekers to gain the skills they need to attain meaningful careers in the least amount of time.

180 Skills Career and Technical education programs have maintained a 90% graduation and placement rate and our graduates are now employed at over 150 U.S. manufacturing companies.

Learn more at 180 SKills.