Chris Holman spoke with Mike Johnston, Vice President of Government Affairs Michigan Manufacturers Association of Lansing about the impact decisions in Washington and Lansing are impacting the manufacturing sector. Decisions made there are also going up against changes in the market demographics. The Talent Gap is reviewed and training of the oncoming workforce through programs like PRIME program are discussed.
Mike shares about an informative breakfast about PRIME, and a bit about the MFG Forum day set for April 25th in Novi, MI.
More than 3.5 million manufacturing jobs are expected to be available by 2025, yet two million are estimated to go unfilled due to an increasing skills gap facing the industry. Michigan has created more than 171,300 new manufacturing jobs since the summer of 2009, yet it’s still struggling to meet a growing need.
The Michigan Manufacturers Association is partnering with the SME Education Foundation’s PRIME® initiative and the Manufacturing Institute’s Dream It Do It® program to offer an employer-driven solution.
The PRIME® program provides manufacturers a method to take ownership in the direction of their local community’s talent training when it comes to the skilled trades. Imagine, your community getting the type of customized curricula it needs to meet the unique demands of employers located right there in the community and with real career options waiting for qualified students once they graduate!
On April 25, MMA is hosting its 11th annual MFG Forum from the Suburban Collection Showplace. The morning of the Forum will feature a FREE, informational breakfast for all interested manufacturers to learn more about the PRIME® program, connect with SME Education Foundation VP Brian Glowiak, and MMA’s Mike Johnston.
It’s a no-strings opportunity to learn about a program that has had national success and is now reaching out to towns across Michigan.RSVP: Sarah Martin, MMA Event Coordinator, 517-487-8521 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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