Our Four Objectives:
1. Create a positive view of manufacturing careers in our area.
2. Grow partnerships with K-16, media and other manufacturers.
3. Promote workforce development.
4. Advance collaboration efforts that promote the health of manufacturing.
NEWMA Announces Funding of $20,000 in Scholarships for 2013
At the March 2013 General Membership meeting, Mark Kaiser, President of Lindquist Machine Corp. and NEWMA Chair, announced the Alliance is now sponsoring $20,000 in college scholarships, primarily funded through its membership dues! This is one step towards solving the skills shortage by investing in the future workforce. In addition, the Alliance just received notification of the approval of its 501(c)6 status.
NEW Manufacturing Alliance Initiatives
See a mind map of the committees and their activities that makeup the NEW Manufacturing Alliance.
Alliance members are hiring!
To view member company open positions, under the "Job Seekers" tab, click "Hot Jobs". ALSO, under the "Manufacturers" tab click "Alliance Members' Websites" to visit member companies online to learn about all their open positions and how to apply.
To be considered for positions with the member companies of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance, go to the "Job Seekers" tab. Click "Create a Networking Profile". After you submit your profile, the 80 manufacturers that represent the Alliance may contact you for job openings within their organization.
2013 Mfg. Vitality Index
The third annual 2013 NEW Manufacturing Alliance's Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Vitality Index results were announced on December 7, 2012. The study focused on northeast Wisconsin manufacturers' plans for 2013. The study surveyed employers that had $3 million dollars or more in annual revenue and 25 or more employees. There were 156 manufacturers that responded to the survey.
Business Growth: 68% expect an increase in sales in 2013.
Capital Investment & Plant Modernization: 46% plan on plant modernization in the next 12-24 months.
Workforce Growth & Recruitment: One in three manufacturers are planning on hiring throughout each quarter in 2013. The study found 46% expect they will have difficulty locating talent in the region. Occupations that are in demand are: CNC machinists, engineers, skilled trades, welders and machine operators. Soft skills are another concern area for manufacturers. Employers are finding the workforce lacking in communication skills, work ethic, attendance, following directions and teamwork.
Click for the full report: 2013 Mfg. Vitality Index
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Click here or on the magazine cover to access the 2013 online publication.
Calendar of Events
Quarterly General Membership Meeting - Radisson, Green Bay
Development Task Force - EMT International
Communications Task Force - Wipfli, Appleton