Partnering for a Strong Workforce

On November 12, I had the opportunity to attend a Partnership Breakfast sponsored by the School District of New Berlin, Wisconsin. The event brought all kinds of organizations together—the mayor’s office, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Junior Achievement and many local businesses—all with a common goal—to create a prepared workforce.

The two-hour program explored ways that the community can bring its resources together to form partnerships between industry and students. I attended two breakout sessions where the topics included career and service learning programs (apprenticeships, internships, jobs) as well as career days for middle and high school students.

The program included several partnership opportunities that align with NFPA’s workforce initiatives.

Did you know that NFPA has developed a Roadmap to Building a Strong Workforce? It outlines a number of ways that NFPA members can help:

  • Be a guest speaker at a local middle/high school
  • Adopt and help maintain a fluid power lab at a local school
  • Coach a FIRST Robotics team
  • Host an NFPA Student Career Connection program and offer tours of your company
  • Host a Fluid Power Challenge student competition
  • Sponsor a Senior Design Capstone Project at a local university
  • Offer internships at your company

For further information on how you can get involved in these workforce initiatives, contact Sue Chase at schase@nfpa.com or (414) 778-3376.

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