- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick and former Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray will be among the speakers at a summit being held on advanced manufacturing in Massachusetts.

The event hosted by the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative is scheduled for Tuesday at the DCU Center in Worcester. Hundreds of industry executives are expected to attend and discuss challenges faced by their firms.

Among the topics will be workforce development and efforts to align vocational school and community college training programs with the needs of advanced manufacturing companies.

Murray, now president of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, will help open the second annual event and Patrick is scheduled to speak later in the day.

The collaborative was created as a public-private partnership in 2011 to improve the state’s competitive position in manufacturing.