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Meeting set to discuss Brainerd area workforce needs

Area employers are invited to a workforce community conversation event Tuesday, Jan. 15, hosted by the Minnesota PIPELINE (Private Investment, Public Education, Labor and Industry Experience) Program.

The event runs 10-11:30 a.m. at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce office, 224. W. Washington St., Brainerd.

Attendees are invited to share their workforce challenges and successes, network with other business leaders and learn about the PIPELINE Program's innovative approach to address current and future workforce needs through its dual-training approach. Focusing on the industries of advanced manufacturing, health care, information technology and agriculture, PIPELINE supports employers through consulting and program development.

RSVP at 651-284-5353.

The PIPELINE team at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry supports employers as they create or enhance competency-based dual-training programs where workers receive a combination of related instruction paired with on-the-job training.