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Throughout 2023, the Missouri Association of Manufacturers and its Partners will be hosting a Manufacturing Seminar Series to bring resources to Manufacturers in the state. These seminars will be held at the

MAM Office and throughout the state, covering a variety

of topics.

All seminars are half-day events, start at $45 and

include light refreshments.

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Upcoming Seminars

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Build Your Workforce with Untapped Resources

Thursday, February 23rd

8:30AM - Noon 

MAM Office

1329 E. Republic Rd, Suite J

Springfield, MO 65807

Cost: FREE

Space is limited; early registration is encouraged.  A light breakfast will be provided.

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Seminar Description

Join MAM, the Missouri Department of Social Services, and the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development to learn about untapped resources you can utilize to build your workforce and fill those spots on your production floor.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The Federal Bonding Program (FBP)

  • The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

  • Hiring Justice-Involved Individuals

  • Dept. of Social Services Business & Community Engagement

Our Speakers

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Mark Embry – Federal Bonding Coordinator | MO Dept. of Higher Ed. & Workforce Dev.

   Mark Embry is part of the Technical Assistance Team providing training to State and Contracted Staff on various procedures and functions, within the Policy and Performance Division; of the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD). 
  He has provided service to the Special Programs Unit, training and providing guidance to groups and agencies assisting individuals looking to improve their ability to be find meaningful employment, utilizing the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.  
  He also serves as the Coordinator for the Federal Bonding Program (FBP) traveling throughout the Missouri, educating and assisting Employers and Job Seekers with removing barriers to employment.  His office is located in the Harry S. Truman State Office Building in Jefferson City, Missouri. After a career in Education, he came to the State of Missouri; assisting individuals at the Jefferson City Job Center.  He and his wife Kelli reside near New Bloomfield Missouri, and are the parents of two.

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Laura Laramore – Community Development Specialist | MO Dept. of Higher Ed. & Workforce Dev.

   Laura is part of the state wide Community Development Team with the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. As a Community Development Specialist, Laura connects with community resources and business services to partner and educate citizens about Missouri Job Center resources. She has over 14 years of experience in the workforce development field. Laura received her undergraduate from Missouri Southern State University with an emphases in Criminal Justice 2001 and in 2020 obtained her MBA from Pittsburg State University with an emphases in Human Resource.

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Marty Meyer – Program Specialist - Bus. & Comm. Engagement | MO Dept. of Social Services

Bio coming soon!

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Sondra Huey – Business & Community Engagement | MO Dept. of Social Services

Bio coming soon!

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Keri McKee – Business & Community Engagement | MO Dept. of Social Services

Bio coming soon!

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