Next Generation Sector Partnership Community of Practice

Testimonials

Why Next Gen Partnerships Matter

 

“I participate because it grows my business. Since getting involved in organized efforts like this, I’ve grown my business 500-600 percent. I tell all my manufacturing peers and competitors to join: two hours working on your business will only help your business.”

— GRADY COPES, CEO, REATA ENGINEERING, METRO MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP, DENVER, CO

“We believe we can address anything the manufacturing community wants to address—we have a voice, we have some concrete wins, and we have the buy-in of the greater community. We have created this buzz because we get things done! Everybody – both private and public sector— is doing their piece.”

— JOHN HANSEN, CEO, LARON MANUFACTURING, KINGMAN AND MOHAVE MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP

“I think a lot of people had the will and it was about getting the people together to find the way. We did that, and now industry leaders like me know where to plug in.”

— TODD EDMAN, CEO OF LUNARLOGIC AND WAITTRAINER, LANE COUNTY TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP, EUGENE, OR.

“This process is a game-changer. If you follow the script, it allows public and private partners alike to give up their perceived power and move into the all-in moment. Now we can’t stop the momentum.”

— MEAGAN LANNAN, MONTANA WORKFORCE SERVICES DIVISION AND CO-CONVENER OF THE GALLATIN VALLEY ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIP, LIVINGSTON, MT

“The Northern Colorado Healthcare sector partnership has been the single place that I can come together with my competitors and solve common problems.”

— YVONNE MEYERS, COLUMBINE HEALTH SYSTEMS, BUSINESS LEADER IN THE NOCO HEALTH AND WELLNESS SECTOR PARTNERSHIP

“The sector partnership approach is the most productive way to align the assets in your community toward a common goal and common business solutions. You will not get this working one-on-one with individual companies. The people at the table are the industry leaders and they best know their opportunities for growth, whether it is a workforce issue or a regulatory issue or an operational issue. They are the best ones to sit and discuss it. ”

— JEN MILES, MOHAVE COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

“Industry wants to impact education, they want to impact workforce. This gives them that voice to do it”

— LYNN VOSLER, FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

“Workforce Boards are not THE experts. Our role is one of convener and bridge. We bring together the experts and empower them to do what they do best.”

— KRISTINA PAYNE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LANE COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, AND CONVENER OF LANE COUNTY TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP