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MPMA Strategic Plan
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Mission Statement

To Drive Success in Precision Manufacturing by Strengthening the Skilled Workforce


Workforce development is the foundation of MPMA's Strategic Plan. The following are the three strategic pillars of the MPMA:

Advocacy and Government Relations: To be the leading voice for Minnesota’s precision manufacturing industry, through our advocacy, to strengthen the skilled workforce.

  • Understand  the advocacy needs of MPMA members  to ascertain the major external  and internal challenges  facing our members.
  • Inform legislators and other stakeholders about challenges facing manufacturers and opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with local chambers, workforce boards, economic development groups, education providers, and other manufacturing associations.
  • Foster relationships with legislators.

Career Pathways and Opportunities: To develop and coordinate integrated and progressive pathway activities within manufacturing for parents, students, and educators from elementary school to post high school.

  • Define student systems in elementary, intermediate, high school and post high school to create exposure, readiness, and training.
  • Define the gap between manufacturers and students.
  • Serve as the intermediary between educators, students, parents, manufacturers, and business organizations.
  • Development meaningful partnerships with educational organizations.

Workforce Training (Incumbent Skills): Provide training support for the machinists, emerging leaders, and owners of MPMA member companies. 

  • Establish MPMA as the one-stop shop to coordinate training resources for members.
  • Be the facilitator of member training programs.
  • Improve business for members through networking and collaboration with other manufacturing and local business groups.
  • Provide guidance in obtaining and implementing grant and apprenticeship resources.
  • Partner with members that can provide automation integration resources to fellow members.

MPMA's President's Vlog

With President/CEO Steve Kalina


For more information about how you can get involved with MPMA's Strategic Plan,
contact Executive Director Steve Kalina at 952-564-3041 or email