PIM deploys several new strategic workforce development initiatives to meet our members needs to recruit and train their future workforce.
New Workforce Development Consultation Program Supports Program Implementation
- DO IT YOURSELF – Programs described below support workforce hiring and training needs. They include contact information and instructions for implementing with your company’s internal resources.
- EXPERT SUPPORT AVAILABLE – For those seeking support in navigating these opportunities, Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) has created a new program called the PIM Workforce Development Consultation Program. This program is led by two experienced consultants who have already been hard at work uncovering workforce incentives and resources for several PIM members.
- Take a look at the opportunities described below for details and next steps. Then, contact our workforce development experts for implementation support.
It is important to develop connections and best practices for finding qualified employees. Use the following PIM suggestions to support developing your talent pipeline!
Community Based Organization Partners
Access candidate pools for workforce recruitment
Goodwill/Easter Seals and Avivo, two community-based organizations (CBOs), prepare un- or underemployed people for careers in specific industry sectors. PIM partnered with these CBOs to add Printing to their list of supported industries. Goodwill/Easter Seals and Avivo have candidate pools available now. These candidates successfully passed 60-hours of general pre-employment training. Therefore, contact these organizations directly for details on employee recruitment TODAY.
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Printing Industry Essentials is our region’s 1st print-specific pre-employment training program
A Minneapolis Pathways Grant funded this training course. It was awarded to Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) community partners Avivo & Goodwill/EasterSeals. This grant assists Minneapolis residents in finding paths leading to the print industry.
Minneapolis Career Pathways
Support funding of pre-employment training
The City of Minneapolis established funding through the Minneapolis Career Pathways program to assist employers with recruiting, training or preparing un- or underemployed. Minneapolis residents receive the skills needed to fill positions in businesses. PIM partners with Minneapolis Career Pathways to support our community-based organization partners, Goodwill/Easter Seals and Avivo, to introduce, identify and develop talent in the print industry.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Submit non-binding letters of intent to participate. PIM needs a strong showing of interest to support the approval of funding by Minneapolis Career Pathways. Commit your interest in hiring candidates from Goodwill/Easter Seal’s and Avivo, by submitting a non-binding letter of interest.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a letter template and submission details.
Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP)
Up to five PIM members to receive significant apprenticeship grant support.
MJSP is a grant program funded by the state of Minnesota. It supports the economic competitiveness of Minnesota businesses, by reinforcing partnerships to develop or improve employee training. PIM seeks commitment from up to five PIM members to support an MJSP grant request to develop a print-specific apprentice program.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Email email@example.com to receive a commitment letter template and details of the program. Support from PIM members would be binding if the MJSP grant is accepted.
Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI)
Access direct funding for apprenticeships
PIM works with the MN Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to update registered apprenticeship programs for commercial sheetfed and bindery positions. While the curriculum is being updated by PIM, members with employees in MN may submit an application for MAI funding now, before it runs out.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Apply for MAI Funding Now. Download the MAI application or contact LaRohn Latimer, Apprenticeship Field Representative, Program Development, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, at Larohn.Latimer@state.mn.us, 651-284-5223.
Federal and State Incentive Programs
Access workforce development resources by state
PIM uncovered more than thirty programs in our 5-state region. These programs offer strategies and financial support for current worker training and/or developing entry-level positions in graphic communications. Therefore, these programs can save on expenses related to training employees as well as offset costs associated with recruitment and new hires. Download workforce development financial incentives and resources by state from the links below.
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