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11/16/22: Advocacy Day, led by the Ministers for Manufacturing Committee, 16 CMRC members visited elected officials in Springfield, IL to share the latest about our efforts to expand inclusive manufacturing ecosystem programs that help build communities. Read more here.
02/18/22: Ministers for Manufacturing Committee Meeting. This quarter’s meeting features Craig Freedman, CEO of Freedman Seating, Andrew Stettner and Michelle Burris of The Century Foundation, DeeDee Jones of Manufacturing Renaissance, and Mari Castaldi of the Jane Addams Resource Corporation. Click here for recording.
02/04/22: From educators, environmentalists, union leaders, we are here to convene champions for economic justice and manufacturing. We are proposing a national manufacturing renaissance strategy that centers inclusive sustainable development that will make America more competitive through investing in the training and education related to manufacturing and green jobs prioritizing low-income, Black, Latinx and other communities of color. Join us and learn more at https://mrcampaign.net/. Hosted by The Century Foundation, Manufacturing Renaissance, Progressive Democrats of America, Democracy Partners, Great Cities Institute, African American Policy and Leadership Institute, Prieto Wood & Boyer. Click here for recording.
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Education and Training: The Education and Training (Ed&T) Committee will provide a space for members to learn, network, and advocate for a broad, racially, and socially diverse advanced manufacturing eco-system. Fostering strong partnerships amongst secondary and post-secondary education and training providers, the CMRC Ed&T Committee will drive solutions and best practices to ensure an inclusive and sustainable workforce development.
Industry Advisory: The Industry Advisory Committee represents the voice of our regional manufacturing sector within the CMRC while providing leadership and mentorship to workforce training programs. 2023 Goals include a review of hiring and training best practices, a review of the manufacturing sector human capital needs, and the expansion effort of MR programs into additional CPS locations.
Leadership Committee: The Leadership Committee reflects a cross section of the key stakeholders in the CMRC network to provide guidance and leadership to the CMRC’s network’s ability to achieve its goals.
Ministers for Manufacturing: The Ministers for Manufacturing Committee seeks to engage the regional faith community to advocate for and promote manufacturing as a tool for social inclusion and community development.
Colin Cosgrove, Vice President of Fabrication, S & C Electric
Mollie Dowling, Executive Director, OAI, Inc.
Craig Freedman, CEO, Freedman Seating
Reggie Greenwood, Executive Director of the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation and the Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator
Rev. Anthony Haynes, Ministers for Manufacturing Chairman
Michael Moriarty, Career Pathways Coordinator, Chicago Teachers Union Foundation – Co-Chair
Dr. Alice Palmer, Former Illinois State Senator, 13th District and Associate Dean and Director of Northwestern University’s African-American Student Affairs
Jim Piper, President, Matot, Inc. – Co-Chair
Irene Sherr, Deputy Bureau Chief, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development
Paola Velasquez, Director of Diversity in Manufacturing, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center
Don Villar, Secretary-Treasurer, Chicago Federation of Labor