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
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.
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