CHALLENGES & STRATEGIES
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. ~ Program 7:30 a.m.
REGISTER TODAY! Download Registration Form HERE.
Hear two different strategies in Wisconsin helping manufacturing employers tackle workforce challenges.
NEW Manufacturing Alliance, located in Northeast Wisconsin, has over 160 manufacturing members whose only focus is on workforce development issues. One prime strategy of the Alliance is manufacturing-related enrollment in area technical colleges. Ann Franz, of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College an Mark Kaiser, CEO of Lindquist Machine Corporation in Green Bay, serve as Director of and Board Member of the Alliance and will share its remarkable progress and programs.
Another approach will be shared by Mike Reader, CEO of Precision Plus in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Mike recruits top students from area schools and begins them on a training journey that leads them towards 2 or 4 year degrees. This approach has garnered him many permanent employees; in addition to bringing attention to new manufacturing techniques, clean and high-tech atmosphere, and solid economic rewards.
Please make plans to join us for the 58th Annual Economic Forum!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
LADCO along with th La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the La Crosse Chamber of Commerce will be teaming up with nearly 100 representatives of the greater La Crosse area to travel to our state capitol in Madison on Wednesday, October 21.
We will meet up with elected legislators as a unified voice of our business community and to promote business growth and opportunities in our area. Join us on a day long trip to the capitol by bus caravan and visit with leaders in our state government at the Oktoberfest in the Capitol Gala Reception.
The cost for this daylong trip includes a prepared packet of issue-oriented materials and reception is $50/person. Lunch is on your own.
For more information, or to register, contact Jim Hill
La Crosse Area Development Corporation
Thank you to all who attended LADCO's Industry Appreciation Breakfast!
Managing the Talent Pipeline:
Closing the Skills Gap
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how our free enterprise system improves society and the economy. The Foundation conducts research and produces events on issues facing businesses now and in the future.
One such prevailing issue that is impacting employers across the country, and can be attested to here in western Wisconsin, is the struggle to find skilled workers who can contribute to their companies' growth and success.
Jason Tyszko, Senior Director of Education and Workforce Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and his colleagues at the Foundation have been engaging employers and their partners across the country in developing a new demand-driven approach to close the skills gap. This innovative practice of managing the talent pipeline calls for employers to play a new and expanded leadership roll with education and workforce partnerships. Below we offer you Jason's presentation both as a pdf file and as a PowerPoint Presentation for your professional use.
The document below is an overview of the program. The paper identifies three
foundational principles for a new talent pipeline management system and concludes by highlighting
implications for key stakeholders, including employers, education and workforce providers, students and workers and policymakers.
For more information about Talent Pipeline Management, visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation website.
Additional Links of Interest
More companies are thinking through the long term goals of training a sustainable supply of labor, and maintaining a productive workforce as manufacturing technology continues to evolve.
U.S. manufacturers now have a plan for closing the skills gap and opening the door to economic development.
Every labor market is unique, and there are many factors to consider beyond population size and unemployment rate.