Telephone
517-372-5900
Menu

 

Governor Snyder Highlights Skilled Trades as MMA Provides Unique Talent Solution

MMA and it’s PRIME® partner, the SME Education Foundation, are encouraged by the focus placed on skilled trades education programs by Governor Rick Snyder during his seventh State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

“Michigan is leading the nation in new manufacturing careers — more than 164,000 new jobs have been created since June 2009 — but more still needs to be done,” said Mike Johnston, MMA vice president of government affairs. “MMA and our partners at the SME Education Foundation are optimistic about Governor Snyder’s interest in re-dedicating Michigan to the development of a sustainable talent pipeline.”

The need to locate, develop and retain Michigan talent has been a focal point of the Governor’s second term, driving many to seek innovative new methods to solve the state’s talent crisis.

“MMA, SME’s PRIME® program and the Manufacturing Institute’s national Dream It Do It® initiative have established an innovative partnership to inspire and prepare high school students for skilled careers in manufacturing,” said Brian Glowiak, vice president of the SME Education Foundation. “The PRIME® program engages manufacturers and schools in local communities to implement customizable curricula and hands-on training using relevant equipment and technologies to address the current and future talent needs of local industry.”

As the legitimate purchasers of the product the educational system produces — talent — this unique program allows employers to maintain an active role in the development of a curriculum which achieves career-readiness for any high school student interested in pursuing a future in manufacturing. Available in 40 locations across 22 states, PRIME® has impacted more than 40,000 students nationally.

“Our ultimate goal is to create a manufacturing-driven pipeline in Michigan high schools and middle schools,” said Johnston.

MMA, SME’s Education Foundation and the Manufacturing Institute are currently talking to manufacturers across Michigan in search of opportunities to develop career tech programs in the K-12 system.

Contact Mike Johnston

Mike JohnstonVice President of Government Affairs
Call 517-487-8554
E-mail johnston@mimfg.org

MMA and it’s PRIME® partner, the SME Education Foundation, are encouraged by the focus placed on skilled trades education programs by Governor Rick Snyder during his seventh State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

“Michigan is leading the nation in new manufacturing careers — more than 164,000 new jobs have been created since June 2009 — but more still needs to be done,” said Mike Johnston, MMA vice president of government affairs. “MMA and our partners at the SME Education Foundation are optimistic about Governor Snyder’s interest in re-dedicating Michigan to the development of a sustainable talent pipeline.”

The need to locate, develop and retain Michigan talent has been a focal point of the Governor’s second term, driving many to seek innovative new methods to solve the state’s talent crisis.

“MMA, SME’s PRIME® program and the Manufacturing Institute’s national Dream It Do It® initiative have established an innovative partnership to inspire and prepare high school students for skilled careers in manufacturing,” said Brian Glowiak, vice president of the SME Education Foundation. “The PRIME® program engages manufacturers and schools in local communities to implement customizable curricula and hands-on training using relevant equipment and technologies to address the current and future talent needs of local industry.”

As the legitimate purchasers of the product the educational system produces — talent — this unique program allows employers to maintain an active role in the development of a curriculum which achieves career-readiness for any high school student interested in pursuing a future in manufacturing. Available in 40 locations across 22 states, PRIME® has impacted more than 40,000 students nationally.

“Our ultimate goal is to create a manufacturing-driven pipeline in Michigan high schools and middle schools,” said Johnston.

MMA, SME’s Education Foundation and the Manufacturing Institute are currently talking to manufacturers across Michigan in search of opportunities to develop career tech programs in the K-12 system.

Contact Mike Johnston

Mike JohnstonVice President of Government Affairs
Call 517-487-8554
E-mail johnston@mimfg.org
Mfg Excellence Awards 2017
Events
Mfg Excellence Awards 2017
This program recognizes excellence in manufacturing by honoring those who make a positive impact in their community and in their industry.
MFG Forum 2017
Events
MFG Forum 2017
The 2017 MFG Forum will outline the threats, discuss best practices and provide resources for protecting valuable manufacturing assets from cyber attack.
MFG Forum 2018
Events
MFG Forum 2018
The MFG Forum guides industry leaders through emerging issues like Industry 4.0 and provide resources to maintain Michigan’s manufacturing advantage in the 21st century.
Insurance Forms
Insurance, Internal Page
Insurance Forms
Download and print the forms you need to manage your benefits program.
Manufacturers Recognize Vantage Plastics for Community Impact
News
Manufacturers Recognize Vantage Plastics for Community Impact
MMA is proud to announce that Standish’s Vantage Plastics has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the MFG Community Impact Award.
Manufacturing’s Plan for Michigan
Advocacy
Manufacturing’s Plan for Michigan
Michigan’s economy is growing — but more remains to be done. Discover the industry’s top priorities for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session and help keep manufacturing moving forward.
Building a Competitive Michigan
Advocacy
Building a Competitive Michigan
MMA legislative and regulatory successes have saved Michigan manufacturers billions of dollars in recent years.
Insurance and Employee Benefits
Insurance, Internal Page
Insurance and Employee Benefits
An overview of MMA Insurance and Employee Benefits, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, MetLife, MTMIC, Forms and Superior Vision