Signing of International Memorandum of Understanding
On 24th May 2022, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between AMTCE’s founding body, the Louth Meath Education & Training Board, the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh, Catalyst Connection and the Portview Trade Centre in Belfast.
The signing of the cross border, cross continent MOU represents a significant step in the foundation of crucial, strategic educational and training alliances between the island of Ireland and the United States of America. It will promote the exchange of knowledge, information, training opportunities, and the effective translation of integrated advanced manufacturing skills across the island of Ireland and the US. In turn, this will pave the way for greater economic opportunities and development, reflective of a modern industrial ecosystem.
It was attended by Democratic Congressman Mike Doyle and Republican Congressman Mike Kelly, both U.S Representatives for Pennsylvania; Mr Jim Lamb, President of the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh; Ms Petra Mitchell, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh-based organization, Catalyst Connection and Mr Brendan Mackin, Chairman of Portview Trade Centre in Belfast.
Martin O’Brien, Chief Executive of LMETB and founder of AMTCE, commented: “The AMTCE has made a major contribution to the provision of training, supports and services to companies all across Ireland, helping to ensure they have a talent pipeline of highly skilled current and future employees in high value employment”
“It is precisely this type of partnership approach with thought leading organizations in both Northern Ireland and the US that allows us to continue knowledge and network sharing, enabling businesses of all sizes to become leaders in advanced manufacturing and to compete and thrive in the global economy,” O’Brien continued.