Developing Strategies for Your Workforce – Today and Tomorrow

KCMN January Meeting

While there a growing number of institutions working to develop the next generation manufacturing employee with the right skills, getting them in the door is only the first step. Join KCMN panelists in a discussion about best practices for working with interns and new employees, and partnering with area resources to develop the skill sets you need for your plant floor.

  • Mike Stradinger, CEO, Holland 1916, Inc
  • Robert Kohl, Plant Manager, MeadWestvaco Corporation
  • Allison Clemens, Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)
  • Donna Deeds, Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)
  • W. David Wellmaker Jr., Cirriculum development, Technology Summer, JCCC

Our panelists will discuss resources and strategies for working with education partners to develop employees with the necessary skills for success, share best practices for working with interns, and getting the most from your employee development program.  Audience members will be invited to share their experiences and best practices as well.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
7:30-9:00 AM

Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

Cost is $15 for members, $25 for guests.  Register by January 10 BY CLICKING HERE or contact Donna Gordon at 816-304-7958. Due to our need to cover costs, no shows or cancellations after January 10 will be billed, or you may send a substitute in your place.

Speakers - 2012-09-21 - 15h-34m-30sMike Stradinger - Holland 1916 is corporate parent for five manufacturing companies providing innovative solutions to their customers, including nameplates, RFID solutions, and interface solutions. Holland 1916 has partnered with Northland CAPS, which provides students the opportunity to work in real business settings and apply skill sets to real life issues and projects.

 Robert Kohl   - MeadWestvaco (MWV) is a global packaging company with products in healthcare, beauty and personal global_logo_redesigncare, food, beverage, tobacco, and home and garden markets around the world. MWV has partnered with the Grandview school district and the Metropolitan Community College to develop their next generation workforce.

Northland CAPS

Allison Clemens  - Northland CAPS provide high school students in the Northland with a pre-professional, innovative and entrepreneurial education through career oriented experiences that are both hands on and real world.

logoDonna Deeds – CAPS provides students the opportunity to deeply explore professions of interest through a problem-based, inquiry learning method. Local and global business partners participate with highly skilled instructors to provide authentic exposure and skill acquisition in 21st century professions. Students can earn college credit and/or certifications while earning core and elective high school credit.

David Wellmaker is a consultant, training developer, facilitator, and team coach with over 25 years experience developing and implementing effective business solutions. He has led diverse teams of 4 to 1000 people, with positions of corporate trainer and manager of Fair Employment and Diversity for a Fortune 500 Company.

KCMN is brought to you by our sponsor partners, MAMTC, whose mission is to help companies realize never ending growth in the rapidly changing global marketplace and Missouri Enterprise, whose mission is to help Missouri manufacturers succeed.