The Upper Mississippi Manufacturing Alliance recognizes that communication with students, parents, and educators of our region is important to share the wonderful career opportunities that are available in the manufacturing fields. For this reason, TUMMA’s largest and fastest-growing task force is our K-12 Taskforce working on exciting projects and events to bring exposure to manufacturing careers to students and parents!
2022 TUMMA K-12 Taskforce key areas
- Educate and update TUMMA members on INSPIRE.
- Continue Tech Ed / TUMMA events in spring and fall. Spring virtual and possibly in-person in Fall.
- Collaborate and communicate on the manufacturing Seven Rivers Regional Career Pathway.
- Award TUMMA scholarships and attend scholarship award nights at high schools to present them.
- Communicate virtual format to educators on the opportunities of Q&A sessions with students and manufacturers.
TUMMA members work with education leaders to develop communication and events to give first-hand exposure to the careers in manufacturing and the skills needed. Knowing the skills needed throughout a student’s K12 grades will give them a great advantage when entering higher education training and highly needed skilled trade positions.
Past events include facility tours, educator/TUMMA member gatherings at local high schools, Q&A with classrooms virtually, serving on high school panels, and working with education leaders on their development of new space in buildings that are being renovated and expanded.
TUMMA K-12 Taskforce & Members 2023 Meeting (Virtual Meetings)
February 9th 2pm to 3pm
April 20th 2pm to 3pm
June 8th 2:30pm to 3:30pm
August 10th 2:30pm to 3:30pm
September 14th 2:30pm to 3:30pm
October 12th 2:30pm to 3:30pm
December 14th 2:30pm to 3:30pm
K12 Taskforce Meetings are on the second Thursday of February, April, June, August, September, October, & December unless notified in advance.
2023 TUMMA Board Meeting Dates
Western Technical College La Crosse Campus, ITC Building, Room 401 (virtual optional)
February 9th 3pm to 4:30pm
April 20th 3pm to 4:30pm (conflict on April 13th)
June 8th 3pm to 4:30pm
August 10th 3:30pm to 4:30pm
September 14th 3:30pm to 4:30pm
October 12th 3:30pm to 4:30pm
December 14th 3:30pm to 4:30pm