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    Upper Midwest Manufacturing Alliance Seminar

    Date: January 23, 2019 Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    Event Description

    Upper Midwest Manufacturing Alliance Seminar
    January 23, 2019
    UMMA invites you to its next informational seminar on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 to hear from governmental and industry leaders on their efforts to meet your workforce needs.
    8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    (doors open at 7:30 a.m. for registration, networking and refreshments)

    for January 23 Seminar

    UMMA is an industry group organized to bring together owners and executives of leading manufacturing companies in the Upper Midwest to provide a platform for:
    • Sharing best practices and creating thought leadership the industry
    • Enhancing economic growth and development opportunities
    • Developing strategic alliances and networks
    Manufacturing Workforce 
    Partnerships & Programs

    Most manufacturers are experiencing workforce shortages. There are a variety of partnership programs between industry partners and schools, as well as programs aimed at growing your talent pipeline with existing and new employees. Join us for an insightful session as we hear from the Assistant Commissioner at the Department of Labor and Industry and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's (DEED) Labor Market Analyst. In addition, learn about the Youth Skills Training Program and also the Pipeline Project. We'll hear from program staff as well as manufacturers who have leveraged these programs as a part of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry's efforts to meet the workforce needs. 
    Featured Speakers:
    Heather McGannon, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Labor and Industry
    Tim O'Neil, Market Analyst, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development

    Rich Wessels, Senior Project Specialist (Youth Skills Training Program, DLI)
    Joy Vander Heiden, Human Resources Manager (Schwing America)
    Justin McPhee, Co-Owner (Mold Craft)
    Dan Soloman, Program Consultant (Pipeline Project, DLI)
    Ted Biggs, VP of Manufacturing (AWT Labels and Packing)
    Ling Becker, Executive Director Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation
    We are expecting a full house so register now to reserve your spot.  Contact us with any questions.
    Barb Graf
    Olsen Thielen CPAs

    Event Location Olsen Thielen CPAs Roseville Office
    2675 Long Lake Road
    Roseville, MN 55113
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    Date/Time Information

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM CST

    Doors open at 7:30 a.m. for refreshments and networking

    Contact Information
    Barb Graf Olsen Thielen CPAs 651-483-4521
    Registration is free to manufacturers.
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