Developing workforce training programs that combine traditional machine tool technology school training, and self-driven training through an employer-structured apprenticeship. MPMA is partnering with state grant programs to provide our members with training at little to no cost.
We connect our members to state and local community programs to attract and train people for technical careers. We identify groups to increase and diversify our state labor pool.
We support high school programs using a multi-faceted approach by working with instructors, school administrators, other successful schools, local industry, and legislative leaders.
At the state Capitol, MPMA advances legislation that impacts our industry. We spearheaded the legislation that created the Youth Skills Training Program in 2017, and we continually work to strengthen Minnesota's skilled workforce and the manufacturing economy by working directly with legislators, state agencies and the MN Chamber of Commerce.
Members get exclusive access to a Community Group platform that provides an online community to members to exchange resources with each other.
MPMA's Leadership Councils meet monthly to discuss challenges faced as leaders. Leadership Councils are an additional expense for an interactive peer group.
MPMA hosts events throughout the year, including: Golden Gloves Boxing, Open Golf, Shoot for Scholarships, facility tours, and educational programs.
Committees are a volunteer activity to support our three pillars (gov relations, career pathways, and skilled training), plus communications and membership.