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MARCH 2017

Why employers should invest in their employees’ professional development
For many employees, receiving job-specific training can be the difference between seeking a new job and staying loyal to a current employer. Read more

Member spotlight: The Carlson Group
CME connected with Dieter Loewen, CEO on The Carlson Group’s success and his own history of personal and professional development. Among his insights? Dream big, aim high and fail fast. Read more

Full Dare to Compete lineup now online
The full schedule and conference agenda is now available online. Dare to Compete is western Canada’s largest annual conference and a once-a-year opportunity to learn from the best manufacturing has to offer. Hurry – only one week left to register!

Thoughts for the C-Suite: Industry 4.0 – fact or fiction?
Kevin Lusk advises CEOs and senior executives to learn as much as possible about 4.0.,
less risk becoming obsolete in ten years or less. Read more

Made-in-Manitoba carbon tax response
One way or another, carbon tax is coming by 2018. Ron Koslowsky tells Manitoba manufacturers what they need to know today. Read more

CETA: What you need to know
CETA is a big deal for Canadian companies. Now ratified and under implementation, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will create jobs, strengthen economic relations and boost Canada's trade with the world’s second-largest market. Read more

Creating capacity for change through training and leadership
CME training programs create capacity for change and help manufacturers grow. Are you looking to accelerate change and develop your people? Don’t miss these upcoming events! Read more

Embracing Excellence 2018
Canada’s largest LEAN conference is back again, June 4-7, 2018. Read more

New Industrie 2030 reports available!
Fostering Innovation, Commercialization, and New Product Development, is the third of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME's Industrie 2030 initiative aimed at doubling manufacturing output by 2030

FenCon 2017
Ian Marshall, CME LEAN Champion, was among several well-received presentations at FenCon 2017.

2017 Kaizen Conference a resounding success
A record number of private and public sector LEAN practitioners, managers and leaders attended the 9th annual Manitoba Kaizen Conference, held February 15, 2017 at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre auditorium. Read more

For more CME training info, click here, or contact Tammy Oakes at the CME office at 204-949-1454

April 11 | LEAN Level 1
April 13 | Leadership Development Program
April 18 | Greenbelt

TWI - various dates available, for more information please contact Brett Hisock at 204-619-1540 or

Visit for a comprehensive listing of upcoming courses!

Open to consortia members only; pre-registration required.

Consortia Meetings
April 6 | SMLC
April 4 | MCOE
April 12 | MCME
April 13 | MCSI
April 18 | WLC

Consortia Plant Tours
March 23 | Prolific Group
April 20 | Loewen / Barkman Concrete
April 27 | Melet Plastics
May 18 | BE Aerospace

For more information, contact Lee-Anne Carter, LEAN Coordinator 204-949-1454

Spring 2017 in this issue:

Spotlight: Manitoba
Special feature: Made in Manitoba, By Manitobans
Click here to view

Next issue Summer 2017:

Spotlight: Skilling up for Success
Special feature: Women in Industry
Booking deadline: May 12th
Click here for more information

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