Manufacturing Support

Chamber Committees:

Workforce Development/Manufacturing Support Committee:
Meet Every Third Tuesday, 11:00

Chair: Matt Langdon, USG Interiors

GOAL: Collaborate with education and manufacturing entities to promote local workforce development and focus on educating our youth for the future. 




Manufacturing Support Mission:

To create effective interfaces among industry, education and the community - bridging the needs through collaboration. 





Manufacturing Support Commitments:


  • v  Continue to implement and coordinate CEO’s in the School Program in Carlton County:

    Ø  Increase the number of school districts participating in the program each year.

    Ø  Reinforce the various post secondary opportunities for students – Technical & Vocational schools and credentials, community colleges, 2 and 4 year degrees.

    Ø  Open the student’s minds to the opportunities of local careers.

    v  Plan and coordinate a High School Career Readiness Program in Carlton County building on the goals and foundation of the 8th grade program. 

    Ø  Partner with NEMOJT to bring Career EdVenture 10th -12th grade E-Mentoring program to Carlton County

    v  Assist in bringing qualified people together to develop programs that prepare students for manufacturing and technical careers, and applicable degrees, to ensure our youth have a path forward that will assist them in the workforce today and tomorrow. 

    v  Annually recognize local manufacturing during Manufacturing Week

    Ø  Promote the MN Chambers Manufacturing Week to our members

    v  Participate in Career Days at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

    Ø  Assisting the college staff with the preparation and coordination of the event.

    Ø  Recruit businesses to participate in the event to educate students on local career opportunities.

    On Going Initiatives

    v  Maintain ongoing open communication between businesses, school districts and the college to facilitate an effort to determine the needs of the business community/workforce development.

    v  Maintain ongoing open communication with the local industries in order to promptly address and respond to their needs.  



Education and Manufacturing Support Committee:

Chair: Matt Langdon - USG Interiors

Rob Schilling - Sappi

Ken Scarbrough - ISD #94

Warren Peterson - ISD #94

Kevin Maki - FDLTCC

Dee LeBlanc - Northern Lights Special Ed - Coop

Stacy Kenyon, NMNOJT

Cynthia Slater - MN Workforce/AEOA

Nic Hanson - Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative

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