18 MiMfg Magazine September / October 2022
Introducing New MMA Workforce Solutions
Talent continues to be a primary barrier to growth for our industry , our state , and our employers . The shortage of people interested in and prepared for a career in manufacturing is a persistent challenge exacerbated by the global pandemic and related economic disruption .
To navigate the gaps between workforce supply and demand , MMA is working with quality and experienced partners on collaborative solutions to help our members develop the strongest and most competitive manufacturing workforce in the world .
Bill Rayl , MMA Executive Director of Workforce Solutions , has a proven track record of establishing successful programs that help manufacturers attract , retain and develop a world-class workforce . Contact Bill to strategize on your short- and long-term talent management approach or learn more about MMA ’ s New Workforce Solutions partners at mimfg . org . 6
Bill Rayl serves as MMA ’ s Executive Director of Workforce Solutions . He may be reached at 517-487-8513 or rayl @ mimfg . org .
NEW ! MMA Workforce Solutions
Certified Operator Training – powered by The Luminous Group
As senior operators retire , many companies struggle to maintain strong output on their lines with inexperienced operators and without a comprehensive operator training program .
Exclusive to MMA members and provided at a 5 % discount , Certified Operator Training ( COT ) teaches manufacturing leaders how to effectively train operators .
• Ensures training is consistent and thorough
• Application-based and apprenticeship-style training program
• Increases retention
• Increases manufacturing output
Leadership Development – powered by Dale Carnegie TM
Develop leadership and communication skills to inspire and motivate others with the world-famous Dale Carnegie TM Course . Members get exclusive savings to support professionals at all levels who wish to optimize their performance , lead with conviction and positively impact the bottom line .
For leaders of all experience levels , the methodology of the Dale Carnegie Course can provide the mindset and the skillset to achieve better and different results .
Get More ! Find details about new and existing MMA Workforce Solutions at mimfg . org .
Management and Operations Training –
powered by Davenport University IPEx
Targeted training programs create a competitive advantage for your team . MMA members save 20 %!
Certificate of Management In this six-session program , learn to build collaboration , promote trust and empower employees .
Certificate of Project Management Gain the tools every project manager needs to ensure successful projects from start to finish in this twoday program .
Operations and Supply Chain Management Spearhead innovation , maximize organizational savings , boost company profits with effective supply chain strategies learned over six weeks .
And Don ’ t Miss Existing Talent Solutions Available to Members
MMA and the SME Education Foundation ’ s Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education ( PRIME ®) initiative provides a proven hiring solution for manufacturing companies across Michigan and real-world training for the students who want to graduate , find a good career , and set down roots in Michigan . Learn more at mimfg . org .
MMA is committed to standing by our industry and the communities where we operate to advance solutions that will build a brighter and better tomorrow . See mimfg . org / dei to access MMA ’ s Diversity , Equity and Inclusion ( DEI ) resources including curated content and webinars to support the growth , education and competitiveness of Michigan ’ s manufacturing sector .