Workforce Development

Workforce Development Resources

The Workforce Development CoP will work with workforce member-practitioners to ensure they can train and educate incoming and existing employees, who can then take advantage of the manufacturing renaissance happening in cities.

UMA Toolkits, Resources, & Initiatives

UMA Event Recordings

Webinar: “Making Maker Spaces Work for Young People: Lessons from Sacramento,” facilitated by Laate Olukotun of NextFab; featuring Gina Lujan and Eric Ullrich of HakerLab and Carol Pepper-Kittredge of Sierra College. Full presentation available here and report out here.

Webinar: “Community College Partnerships to Create Workforce Pipelines: Lessons from Denver and San Bruno,” facilitated by Claire Michaels of SFMade; featuring Alpha Lewis of Skyline College and Goodwill Industries; Sarah Wilson from the City and County of Denver’s Office of Economic Development; and Janet Colvin from the Community College of Denver. April 2017. Full presentation available here.

Webinar: “Building Apprenticeship Programs to Engage Youth in Manufacturing Careers,” facilitated by Steve Charters of Made in Montreal, featuring Claire Michaels of SFMade; Stephen Tuckers of Partners for a Competitive Workforce; James Bax from thyssenkrupp Bilstein, Inc.; and Sarah Mongeau from Foremetal. February 2017. Full presentation available here.

Webinar: “Strategic Partnerships to Connect Youth to the Trades in Detroit,” facilitated by Jen Guarino of Shinola, featuring Kathy Laird of Goodwill Industries and Tammie Jones of the United Way. Sponsored by Shinola. December 2016. Full presentation available here and you can read our Webinar Takeaways here.

Webinar: “Building Partnerships for Successful Workforce Development Programs,” facilitated by Member Claire Michaels, featuring Members Dan Swinney of Manufacturing Renaissance Council and Steve Jurash of Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia (Audio only)

Webinar: “How We Can Help You Build Workforce Partnerships,” a conversation facilitated by Member Claire Michaels (Audio only)

UMA Member Publications

How to Cultivate a World-Class Manufacturing Cluster, published by the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium

YouthMade Toolkit: How to Develop a Local Manufacturing Youth Internship Program, published by SFMade and Juma Ventures

Food + Workforce: Connecting Growth and Good Jobs for NYC’s Emerging Specialty Food Manufacturing Sector by Evergreen Exchange and Pratt Center for Community Development

Outside Resources