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Manufacturing Talent Champion




Elyse Kopietz

Director of Communications, Marketing & Events

 517-487-8553

517-853-3353 (fax)

kopietz@mimfg.org

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Manufacturing Talent Champion
 
 
 

Nominations Now Open

MMA is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Manufacturing Talent Champion. Download the nomination form. There is no fee to nominate.
 
     

Do you know the next Manufacturing Talent Champion?

Your manufacturing success relies on an educated and highly skilled workforce. For manufacturers to compete in the global economy, we must collaborate with educators and local leaders to ensure the talent in Michigan finds careers in Michigan manufacturing.

Talent champions exist in every community and you know the champions in your town.

In support of educational outreach efforts, MMA is looking to recognize an individual who is working to turn attention toward the critical need of attracting Michigan’s next generation workforce to manufacturing’s variety of career options. Submit your nomination for Michigan’s next Manufacturing Talent Champion by Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Register to join us at the MFG Talent Summit on October 20 in Battle Creek as we recognize the award winner.

Who to Nominate

Your nominees may include educators, economic developers, non-profits, policymakers or other talent stakeholders who have been an exemplary partner and asset to the advancement of manufacturing talent in Michigan. The Talent Champion must be a non-manufacturer and all nominations must include a letter of support from a Michigan manufacturer.

Your Manufacturing Talent Champion will be manufacturer-supported and industry-selected for his or her extraordinary efforts to:
  • Strengthen the manufacturing skilled workforce, now and in the future
  • Utilize pioneering spirit and vision to identify creative solutions to manufacturing talent challenges
  • Display leadership in improving connectivity across diverse talent stakeholders
  • Promote the image of manufacturing and the value of manufacturing career
  • Align student training opportunities with manufacturing skill demand

Criteria


The Michigan Manufacturers Association will coordinate the judging panel which will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
  • How has the nominee connected manufacturers and stakeholders to strengthen the manufacturing skilled workforce, now and in the future
  • Describe how the nominee identified creative solutions to manufacturing talent challenges
  • How has the nominee exemplified leadership in improving connectivity across diverse talent stakeholders
  • What efforts has the nominee championed to promote advanced manufacturing careers
  • How has the nominee promoted the image of manufacturing and the value of manufacturing careers?
A letter of recommendation from a manufacturer is required.

Supporting documentation that may enhance the application include:
  • Promotional materials for manufacturing education opportunities
  • YouTube videos or other electronic promotional materials
  • Facebook pages or other social media demonstrations
  • Measurable program results
 

How to Nominate


Nominate online by July 29, 2016. Nominations must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a manufacturer.

Questions?


Questions may be directed to MMA’s Sarah Pytel at 517-487-8521 or pytel@mimfg.org.

Recognition of Past
Talent Champions



Read More on Our Past Champions:
Bill Rayl, 2013 (right)
Jason Luke, 2014 (left center)
Jay Kulbertis, 2015 (right center)