NewsBytes: July / August 2017

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Ctoc_departments50pxheck out some of the latest news and events happening around MPMA and the manufacturing industry. If you have something you would like to submit for publishing to our news section, please email For more news and events be sure to check out

6th Annual Shoot for Scholarships is September 14

Screen Shot 2017-07-06 at 2.35.47 PMMPMA’s 6th Annual Shoot for Scholarships is Thursday, September 14, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake. This is an opportunity to come together with your co-workers, friends, colleagues, and customers for an afternoon of shooting sporting clays while raising money for the MPMA’s Education Foundation. Cost is $150 per person, or $850 for a group of five, plus station sponsorship. This includes sporting clays at 18 stations. Bring your own guns/shells/hearing protection, or rent/purchase them from the club at $15 per gun, $8.50 per 25 shells, and 50 cents for earplugs.

There are also a variety of sponsorship opportunities including: Station Sponsor, Gun Board Sponsor, Shell Sponsor, On-Course Beverage Sponsor, Cocktail Sponsor, and Lunch Sponsor.  For more information about sponsorships or registration, contact Shelly Losinski at, or 952-564-3041.

Sen. Franken Introduces ‘Skills Gap’ Legislation

As part of his years-long effort to close the nation’s workforce “skills gap,” U.S. Sen. Al Franken has introduced new legislation to spur innovative job training and career exploration partnerships between K-12 schools and local businesses in Minnesota and across the country.

The Advancing Career Pathways Innovation Act will encourage local school districts to partner with businesses to help elementary, middle, and high school students explore a variety of career pathways.

In the past several Legislative sessions, Sen. Franken has pushed his Community College to Career Fund Act to incentivize businesses to partner with community and technical colleges on training and support efforts. And now, his Advancing Career Pathways Innovation Act will encourage local K-12 school districts in Minnesota and across the country to explore partnerships with businesses to expose elementary, middle, and high school students to a variety of career pathways.  pm_endmarkgrn-e1320337194716

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