NEWMA 10th Anniversary

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One Big Idea Wow, how things change! Our message to young people used to be, "If you don't buckle down, you'll be stuck working in manufacturing." Now, as the Alliance has expanded its impact and manufacturing has reached world-class levels, the message is clearly, "If you don't buckle down, you won't be skilled enough to work in manufacturing." These days, local manufacturing attracts top-level talent who experience rewarding careers. You can continue our success and help us to solve the ongoing skills shortage by joining NEWMA! Learn more: ABOUT US Since 2006, the NEW Manufacturing Alliance has been working with educational institutions, workforce development boards, New North Inc., chambers of commerce, and state organizations to promote manufacturing in the 18-county region that makes up Northeast Wisconsin. MISSION Drive development of a diverse, innovative, and sustainable workforce by promoting an inspiring image of northeast Wisconsin manufacturing to the world. VISION Every northeast Wisconsin manufacturer can find the talent it needs. H I S T O R Y Dear fellow manufacturer, If you're like me, finding talent is a challenge that has a significant impact on your company. This is why the NEW Manufacturing Alliance ( was formed in 2006—to change the image of manufacturing and attract talent by working collaboratively with K-16 education, and workforce and economic development. When the Alliance was formed, I knew manufacturers had to get out and share their stories, including what skills are needed in advanced manufacturing. As a fellow manufacturer, you know our passion for the industry, so who better to share that message than us? That's why the Alliance is different from other organizations, because it's for manufacturers, by manufacturers. Since the Alliance formed 10 years ago, I've seen dramatic results from manufacturers working together to promote manufacturing: • 300% increase in manufacturing- related program enrollment at local technical colleges • $140,000 in college scholarships supported by Alliance membership • Partnering with New North colleges to launch a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology • News media now showing manufacturing careers in a positive light Your company is invited to join us as we continue to push our K-16 collaboration and regional outreach to even higher levels. Sincerely, Paul Rauscher, CEO Founding Member EMT International

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