Pro Staff and Ware Initiate Partnership with Dream It. Do It. to promote manufacturing careers in Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn.–Pro Staff and Ware Technology Services, two staffing and recruiting firms focused on placing people in manufacturing and engineering jobs within the Atterro Human Capital Group, made a joint donation to Dream It. Do It. Minnesota, led by 360-degrees, to encourage the pursuit of manufacturing careers throughout Minnesota.

The donation was initiated by Pro Staff and Ware in conjunction with their sponsorship of Minnesota Business Magazine’s 2014 Manufacturing Awards. A check was presented on behalf of the award nominees and finalists at the awards event on September 23, 2014, in Minneapolis.

This is the first donation ever received by Dream It. Do It. Minnesota from a staffing agency and has opened up new possibilities for funding of its efforts by other Minnesota businesses in the future.

As awareness of next generation manufacturing grows, new attention is being paid to the role of a skilled workforce in the industry’s success, as skilled workers are critical to growth and innovation. Today’s manufacturing is still a powerhouse in the U.S. economy, and through changing the current perception of manufacturing, Dream It. Do It.’s goal is to promote rewarding careers in manufacturing.

In response to the offer of partnership and financial support, Jaimee Meyer, Executive Director of Dream It. Do It. Minnesota, said, “Thank you so much for reaching out and recognizing our mission and efforts. I feel this partnership will enhance Dream It. Do It.’s overall reach and impact. This partnership supports Dream It. Do It.’s goals to become the primary information resource for modern manufacturing and career opportunities in the industry. Partnering with a staffing agency supports our mission to build a new pipeline of skilled workers for manufacturing businesses hiring needs.”

Clay Morel, President and CEO of Atterro, said, “We are committed to career development for people, to improve their opportunities and to ensure the success of their employers. Manufacturing is the backbone of the economy and we are proud of our new partnership with Dream It Do It for the future of Minnesota and for the U.S. as a whole.”

Dream It. Do It. Minnesota, led by 360-degrees Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence, collaborates with industry members to promote careers in modern manufacturing in Minnesota. It is a statewide program aimed at improving the perception of manufacturing in Minnesota and growing a community of future employees. The program provides resources for students, parents, educators and manufacturers to get involved in manufacturing-related events and activities such as facility tours, robotics competitions, classroom presentations and summer camps. To learn more about Dream It. Do It. Minnesota, visit dreamitdoitmn.com or contact Jaimee Meyer at 218-755-2206 or jmeyer@bemidjistate.edu.

Atterro Human Capital Group offers interim staffing, search and SmartSourcing services to local, regional and national customers. Atterro’s experienced industry professionals utilize the latest research, recruiting technology and assessment tools to serve clients through its six specialty brands–Blue Edge RPO for Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Digital People for Creative, Interactive and Marketing, Hunter Hamilton for Finance and Accounting, Pro Staff for Administrative and Light Industrial, Technical ProSource for Information Technology, and Ware Technology Services for Engineering. Visit www.atterro.com.