$270,000 MJSP grant funds training for 280 employees
Dakota County Technical College is partnering with Northern Tier Bakery/SuperMom’s on a $270,959 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) training grant. DCTC hosted a grant-signing event in the Dakota Room on the college’s main campus in Rosemount, Minnesota, Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Meriem Aman, a manufacturing and IT coordinator with Minnesota Training Connection, worked with SuperMom’s and MJSP to facilitate the grant and develop the project’s training curriculum. Aman reported that SuperMom’s is a Minnesota-grown bakery and commissary located in St. Paul Park, Minnesota.
“SuperMom’s produces fresh and frozen bakery and commissary items marketed under their own signature brands and several customers’ exclusive private brands,” Aman said. “SuperMom’s is a major employer in St. Paul Park with a workforce deployed in the company’s food manufacturing, packing and distribution and transportation areas as well as in the corporate office.”
Aman added that the MJSP grant will train 280 employees, a number that includes 15 new workers, over the next three years in the following disciplines:
- Lean Manufacturing
- Basic Electrical & Advanced Electrical Systems
- Basic Computer Training
- Business Writing
- Food Safety
“The customized training will take place onsite, online or on the DCTC campus, depending on the specific class and company needs,” Aman said. “Training will result in employee skills development that will support continuous improvement goals, creation of a career path and opportunities for promotion, increased safety for the workforce, and leadership development for plant supervisors and managers.”
Aman noted that the project will enhance the college’s ability to develop skills and customized and sustainable training with the food manufacturing industry. “Projects like this benefit Minnesota’s economy and workforce,” she said.
SuperMom’s® is a high-quality bakery and commissary located in the historic town of St. Paul Park, Minnesota. We are committed to providing safe, high-quality products to our customers.
Our capabilities include fresh and frozen bakery and commissary items. We produce products under our own signature brands and under our customers’ exclusive private brands. SuperMom’s offers a wide selection of products to choose from, but we are passionate about creating new innovations help grow our customers’ businesses.
Our rich history dates back to 1979 when Jim Grebe Sr., of family-owned Grebes Bakery, started the widely known and respected SuperMom’s brand. SuperMom’s was one of the original pioneers of ready-to-eat hot food in convenience stores. We continue to improve the quality of our products and assortment that we offer.
Since breaking ground, SuperMom’s has been dedicated to supporting the community and our neighborhood, and is one of the city’s major employers. In addition to our fresh products, we have developed several product lines over the decades including freeze-thaw, individually wrapped, and extended shelf life products to deliver fresh tasting quality products nationwide. We service a broad range of channels from leading convenience store chains to premier coffee houses. We are committed to leading the industry in new product innovation, quality and taste. Read more…
— Courtesy of SuperMom’s
DCTC and SuperMom’s MJSP grant-signing gallery
About Minnesota Training Connection…
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The learn more about the DCTC and SuperMom’s MJSP grant project, contact:
Manufacturing & IT Coordinator
Minnesota Training Connection