A one-day Workforce Summit will be held at Mitchell Technical Institute on Tuesday, November 15. Gov. Dennis Duaggard will open the summit.
The main topic of the summit is the need for employees with the particular education and skills required by the manufacturing industry. Workforce issues such as these have an impact on companies' abilities to expand and grow.
Planners of the Summit hope to achieve four goals during the day-long event:
1. Review workforce and population trends in the state
2. Identify workforce issues impacting manufacturing in South Dakota
3. Explore an innovative education model that may be a part of a longer-term solution
4. End with a Solutions Panel for the exchange of ideas.
Sponsors of the Summit include District III Planning and Development; Mitchell Technical Institute; Mitchell Area Development Corporation; Yankton Office of Economic Development; Northwestern Energy; Muth Electric and Trail King Industries.
Those wishing to attend should register at the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce (605-996-5564) or by emailing Sonya Moller