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PowerPoint slides from Roy Smith's presentation June 5, 2008 in Grand Rapids for MNCEME. The subject was the education to industry pipeline, opportunities and challenges in Northeast Minnesota.

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080605 Roy Smith Compressed

  1. 1. Thursday, June 5, 2008 Roy Smith, Regional Workforce Development Coordinator Iron Range Resources/Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  2. 2. <ul><li>Arrowhead Growth Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Private Sector Advisory Committee </li></ul>Result: Joint Regional Workforce Development Coordinator
  3. 3. Why Now?: The Economy <ul><li>Competition for skilled workers </li></ul><ul><li>Increased demand for products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Large Scale Projects on the horizon </li></ul><ul><li>Renewed recognition of regional interdependence </li></ul><ul><li>Retirements </li></ul><ul><li>Decline in emerging workforce/ aging workforce </li></ul>
  4. 4. ↓ 4.7% ↑ 27%
  5. 5. ↓ 5.5% ↑ 60.4%
  6. 6. DEMOGRAPHICS Older population
  7. 7. Source: MN Department of Employment & Economic Development and U.S. Census Bureau: Local Employment Dynamics (LED)
  8. 8. 75,000 Replacement Jobs Over the Next 10 Years, Not Counting…
  9. 9. <ul><li>Mesaba Energy $2,000,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Steel Industries, LLC $1,650,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Duluth Metals $ 800,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Franconia Minerals Corp. $ 616,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>PolyMet Mining Corp $ 379,600,000 </li></ul><ul><li>KeeTac $ 300,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Mesabi Nugget, LLC $ 235,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>MN Power Boswell Energy Center $ 200,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Laurentian Energy Authority $ 82,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Taconite Harbor Energy Center & Laskin Energy $ 40,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Northshore Mining Co. $ 22,000,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Total $6,324,600,000 </li></ul></ul></ul>Opportunities on the Horizon
  10. 10. A New Iron Range A New Iron Range
  11. 11. STUDY PURPOSE 9 Development Projects
  12. 12. STUDY PURPOSE 4 Development Projects: MN Power Mn Steel Mesabi Nugget PolyMet
  13. 13. Opportunities Galore
  14. 14. Life-long Employment vs Life-long Employability
  15. 15. Aerospace Taconite Pulp & Paper Power Generation Non-Ferrous Minerals Steel Production Vendors Transportation CORE SKILLS
  16. 16. A.A.S. Industrial Technology Mining Emphasis Power Generation Emphasis Process Specialist Emphasis Pulp and Paper Emphasis Maintenance Emphasis
  17. 17. Customized Training 50% of the workforce in 2025 are already in the workforce today 30% of our workforce is either un- or under- employed
  18. 18. Mission Statement “ Develop an organized, comprehensive, coordinated regional response to the development of the large projects”
  19. 19. Leadership Team Strategy Team Projects Team Workforce Team Housing Team Community Resources and Readiness Team Opportunities Development Team
  20. 20. Strategy Team
  21. 21. Projects Team
  22. 22. Workforce Team
  23. 23. Housing Team
  24. 24. Community Resources and Readiness Team
  25. 25. Opportunities Development Team
  26. 26. Questions? Comments? Contact Information: Roy Smith [email_address] 218-744-7334

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