The Minnesota Careers in Auto Repair & Service (MNCARS) will host an Automotive Workforce Summit, Tuesday, October 17 at the 3M Collision Repair Training Center in St. Paul.
The event will bring together industry (shops, suppliers, dealerships, etc.), workforce organizations (Real Time Talent, MNTCOE, MNCARS) and educators (administrators, teachers, continuing education like I-CAR and ASE) for a day of presentations by expert speaker Dr. Melissa Furman, and organizations who are actively working on addressing the talent shortage, as well as round table/workshop sessions for everyone to participate in. The goal is to raise awareness of the amazing work that is already happening, to build new collaborations, and to learn from one another to strengthen each other’s individual and collective efforts.
Here’s what’s happening:
7:30am: Registration & Breakfast
8am: Opening Remarks & Recognition (each segment of participants asked to stand)
9:15am: Coffee Break
9:30am: Opportunity Pitches: 10 presentations for 10 minutes each by organizations actively working on addressing the workforce crisis. Each presentation to include:
Organization brief – Mission, vision, business model, scale, etc.
Current work and impact – Focus on actions and measurable outcomes
Opportunities or ask – Ways to support, collaborate, and build on efforts
11:30am: Lunch with Presentations & Networking
RealTime Talent – Data on Today’s Transportation Workforce
Goodwill, What is Family – Sustaining-Wage?
1pm: Workshop & Round Tables
3pm: Cookie Break – Cookie Cart Spotlight
3:15pm: Automotive Talent Management Pipeline Announcement
3:45pm: Closing Keynote
4:15pm: Closing Remarks
If you are interested in attending this event, please call (612) 623-1110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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Want more? Check out the September 2023 issue of AASP-MN News!