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MMA-MEP "HELPS" Regional Meeting (Jackson)
Hiring dependable, skilled and talented employees continues to be a challenge. An aging workforce, ongoing labor shortages, and lack of knowledge of available resources are all contributing factors. To ensure industry leaders are aware of the many effective training and placement programs available to them, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MMA-MEP) will present a series of regional meetings, entitled Help for Employers to Link Programs to Skills (HELPS). These meetings will be held throughout the state.
The regional meetings will feature specific front-line case studies of successful recruiting strategies. Leaders in workforce training will provide actionable strategies and HELPS. After attending, participants will be able to expand applicant pools to include nontraditional job seekers, access training resources, and build critical partnerships.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Registration: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.; Program: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mississippi Manufacturers Association
720 N President St.
Jackson, MS 39202
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Human Resource Managers and anyone charged with recruitment and training should attend.
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks —
James Williams, Director, MMA-MEP
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Smart Start —
Robin Parker, Hinds Community College
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Closing the Skill Gap Discussion Panel: Creative Connections —
Representatives from the South Central Workforce Development Area, Hinds Community College, and Career Technical High School
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Creating Inclusive Workplaces: Hiring an Untapped Population of Dedicated Employees —
Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Mississippi Department of Corrections, and Mississippi National Guard
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
American Graduate: Getting to Work Initiative —
Sharon Person, Director of Community Engagement, Mississippi Public Broadcasting
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Status of Manufacturing in Mississippi —
Jay C. Moon, President & CEO, MMA; and John McKay, Executive Vice President, MMA
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Registration includes handout materials, breakfast, refreshments and lunch. Space is limited to 50 people. Limited to two (2) people per company.
If registration is full and you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Carolyn Miller at 601-709-2923 or
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Mississippi Manufactures Association 720 N President St Jackson, MS 39202