Canton’s Tamasi attends White House summit

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On Friday, April 24, Canton resident Michael Tamasi traveled to Washington, DC, to take part in a White House summit on “Upskilling America’s Workforce.”

Michael Tamasi

Michael Tamasi

Tamasi, who is the CEO of Avon-based AccuRounds, a precision machining company, joined Vice President Joe Biden, cabinet secretaries, and members of both the business and labor communities in discussing and highlighting ways to help workers train to get ahead. The summit examined the best practices and commitments of those in attendance and emphasized the importance of upskilling frontline workers so that more can advance their careers while at the same time helping businesses grow.

Tamasi’s company, AccuRounds, has been at the forefront of this initiative, implementing a comprehensive skills training methodology that leads to wage growth and positions employees for roles with increased responsibility in the future. In addition to in-house training initiatives, AccuRounds is also involved with several local collaboratives that involve employers, educators, and government representatives.

Last month’s summit marked the second time in less than two years that Tamasi had been at the White House. In January 2014, he was one of only two small business owners in the country invited to take part in a roundtable discussion on long-term unemployment with President Barack Obama.

During the roundtable, Tamasi got a chance to voice his concerns directly to the president, providing input from a small business perspective and asking the Fortune 100 CEOs in attendance to include small and medium enterprises in future dialogue to ensure that the entire supply chain has a voice.

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