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January 8, 2019

CONTACT:  James  Honerman, 651-284-5313 or james.honerman@state.mn.us.


Area employers are invited to a Workforce Community Conversation event Tuesday, Jan. 15, hosted by the Minnesota PIPELINE (Private Investment, Public Education, Labor and Industry Experience) Program. The event runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber Office, 224, W. Washington St., Brainerd.

Attendees are invited to share their workforce challenges and successes, network with other business leaders and learn about the PIPELINE Program’s innovative approach to address current and future workforce needs through its dual-training approach. Focusing on the industries of advanced manufacturing, health care, information technology and agriculture, PIPELINE supports employers through consulting and program development.

To join the conversation, RSVP here or call 651-284-5353.

About the PIPELINE Program

Minnesota's economy is booming, but finding talent in today's tight labor market is a challenge for many employers, including those in the Brainerd area. Dual training is an employer-driven solution to provide employees with the skills they need to succeed at work. 

The PIPELINE team at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry supports employers as they create or enhance competency-based dual-training programs where workers receive a combination of related instruction paired with on-the-job training. Read more about the PIPELINE Program.