CMMA April Meeting
CMMA Breakfast Meeting on April 27 features "Employment Based Training" presentation
Topic: Employment-Based Training for Manufacturing in Minnesota
PRESENTERS: Dan Solomon, LaRohn Latimer, and Rich Wessels from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Hear from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) about three employment-based training programs: Registered apprenticeship, Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline and Youth Skills Training. Learn about ways to partner with these programs to support your current and future workforce needs.
Dan Solomon is the Manager of the Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline program at Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Dan has spent over a decade in public service with an emphasis on education and workforce policy. He has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Hamline University and a bachelor’s from the University of Minnesota.
LaRohn Latimer is a Senior Field Representative for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) working in the Apprenticeship unit since January of 2015. Before joining the DLI, LaRohn was the Transportation Program Manager at the YWCA St. Paul where he and his staff coached life skills, work readiness and helped more than 300 individuals earn a commercial driver’s license, leading to gainful employment.
For most of his professional career, LaRohn has been involved in workforce development serving as a Human Resources Generalist for Companies like Prudential, Securitas USA, and Carlson Companies.
LaRohn served as a member of the Governors Workforce Development Council and Employment Practices Committee; he also facilitates workshops for the Saint Paul Intervention Project to eliminate domestic violence. In his current role LaRohn works to advance the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative that focuses on developing apprenticeship in nontraditional sectors (Agriculture, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care, Information Technology and Transportation).
Rich Wessels has managed the Youth Skills Training Program at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry since its inception in 2017. Rich’s background includes over 15 years of experience as a school psychologist and work with students, employers, educators, and community organizations to support the development of pathway programs in key industries including manufacturing.
About the Tour: Pace Industries
Pace Industries is North America's leading full-service aluminum die casting, zinc die casting and magnesium die casting manufacturer. Having produced the highest-quality die cast parts and assemblies for major customers since 1970, Pace Industries shares your dedication to stretching the boundaries of what's possible in manufacturing. Their full-service solutions and unique blend of experience, innovation and expertise provide manufacturers with confidence in having the best parts for their products.
Date and Time
Thursday Apr 27, 2023
7:15 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
7:15 - 9:00 AM Breakfast / Meeting
9:00 - 10:00 AM Tour of Pace Industries
MEETING Location- TBD
TOUR Location: PACE Industries
Includes full breakfast. CMMA requests remittance for all reservations not canceled prior to the meeting.
*If a company is a CMMA member, ALL employees are eligible to attend at the member rate. Special needs? Contact Alisa or 800-654-5773