M-POWERED: FAST TRACK TRAINING

On November 2, the Minneapolis Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) grant board voted to fully fund Hennepin Technical College’s (HTC) $446,090 request to continue and expand its successful M-Powered program

Established in 2004 and jointly managed by the community-based organization, HIRED and HTC, M-Powered is an award-winning, fast-track training program that has successfully trained hundreds of Minnesotans for a manufacturing career. M-Powered has primarily served dislocated workers, the un- and underemployed and provides priority service to veterans and spouses of veterans.

Driven by manufacturing employers who saw a large skilled workforce shortage coming due to impending retirements and a lack of highly skilled replacements, the program brings the manufacturing community together with state and local economic development professionals, manufacturing associations and community partners to form a sector-based response.

The program integrates HTC’s technical training and industry-recognized credentials, with HIRED’s critical employability and job-search skills to prepare participants for careers as Computer Controlled Micro-Machining Operators and Precision Metal Stamping Technicians. HIRED’s Career Navigators work with the students to identify and reduce employment and educational barriers such as childcare, bus fare, and temporary employment. They also work with individuals to create career development plans to keep them on track.

“The success of the ten-year program is derived from the spirit of “coopetition” of these partners,” said Rich Kelly, Director of HTC’s Manufacturing Quality and Productivity. He noted that these partners have a shared interest in successfully closing the skilled workforce shortage by preparing participants for a lifelong, technical career in Minnesota’s precision manufacturing industry.

The M-Powered program was originally established under grants from three national foundations and has received support and encouragement from US Senator Al Franken, US Senator Amy Klobuchar, US Representative Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the United States Department of Labor.

Fast Track Career Training for Lifelong Learners

  • Do you have an interest in manufacturing?
  • Do you need updated technical skills to move your career forward?
  • Do you want to be a part of a growing industry in Minnesota?

M-Powered offeres a career pathway to prepare workers for CNC (Computer Numeric Controller) Mill or Lathe Technician.

The program focuses on individuals looking for an exciting manufacturing career as well as men and women already workng in
manufacturing and seeking advancement.

PROGRAM DATES
Next class starting Spring 2017

LOCATION
Brooklyn Park Campus
9000 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, MN 55447

REGISTRATION
To get started on your manufacturing career, get more information, and register, contact:
Chris Thanghe, HIRED
612-287-1370
Chris.Thanghe@HIRED.org

If you are currently employed at one of our 10 M-Powered employers, contact:
Katherine Stanley, HTC
952-995-1343
Katherine.Stanley@hennepintech.edu

Fast Track Career Training for Lifelong Learners

  • Do you have an interest in manufacturing?
  • Do you need updated technical skills to move your career forward?
  • Do you want to be a part of a growing industry in Minnesota?

M-Powered offeres a career pathway to prepare workers for Precision Metalforming.

The program focuses on individuals looking for an exciting manufacturing career as well as men and women already workng in
manufacturing and seeking advancement.

PROGRAM DATES
Classes start Fall 2016!

Dates: September 20th - December 13th, 2016

Apply Today

LOCATION
Brooklyn Park Campus
9000 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, MN 55447

REGISTRATION
To get started on your manufacturing career, get more information, and register, contact:
Chris Thanghe, HIRED
612-287-1370
Chris.Thanghe@HIRED.org

If you are currently employed at one of our M-Powered employers, contact:
Katherine Stanley, HTC
952-995-1343
Katherine.Stanley@hennepintech.edu


Last updated by drogalla : 2016-07-27 11:10:10