The Made in Memphis initiative is a partnership between the Workforce Investment Network and the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce designed to create a pipeline of skilled workers to meet the needs of local manufacturing companies as they continue to achieve and grow.
The Made In Memphis team surveyed scores of the area’s manufacturing employers to determine exactly what their employment needs are, and particularly what specific skills they seek in their employees. This data has been communicated to local educational institutions to customize and build training to equip the Memphis-area workforce with skills that directly address manufacturing employers’ hiring needs.
An example of the success of this approach is the Industrial Readiness Training course. The course was developed in 2012 by Southwest Tennessee Community College in partnership with WIN and area manufacturing employers.
The comprehensive Manufacturing Industry Survey Report has been published and is now available to the public. Please follow the link to the Survey Report to read the document and the consortium's recommendations.