What can Manufacturers do on October 3?

Take advantage of the national promotion of Manufacturing Day on October 3, 2014 to share your company’s contributions with the community. The purpose behind the event is to bring recognition to businesses in the Central Valley and around the country that make products in… Read More »

Manufacturing Continues Growth

According to the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation , the manufacturing sector continues to expand. In the MAPI Business Outlook: Manufacturing Continues to Ride the Growth Wave , the article reports: “The June 2014 composite index improved to 71 from 69 in the… Read More »

Next Generation Employees Surveyed

In Filling the Pipeline of Next-Generation Manufacturing Leaders – , published by Manufacturing Leadership, learn what you should know about millennials (born 1980s – early 2000s)  to attract them to work at your company. According to the article, your future workforce may not hold the… Read More »

How is Manufacturing Perceived?

The impetus behind National Manufacturing Day on October 3 is that modern manufacturing is not well understood by the general public and young people are unaware of the many exciting, interesting and well paid career opportunities. Similarly, parents may recall manufacturing as a less desirable… Read More »

Central Valley Colleges Develop Skilled Workers

Businesses can upgrade employees’ skills and recruit students prepared for employment by working Community Colleges in the Central Valley and Mother Lode regions. Employees and prospective workers can take courses as well as earn certificates and degrees sought after by regional employers. In addition,… Read More »

Three Ideas for Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day is a way for your company to show your community what you produce and the positive impact you have on the local economy. By participating in events for students, you can also influence their decision to continue their higher education and gain… Read More »

Central Valley Manufacturing Mission

Central Valley Manufacturing, housed at College of the Sequoias, works with businesses and educators throughout the Central Valley. According to Gurminder Sangha, Deputy Sector Navigator for Advanced Manufacturing in the Central Valley, his mission is to serve as a hub for industry-specific workforce development.… Read More »

How to fill the Manufacturing Skills gap

The movie, Manufacturing Skills Gap, was posted by the McClatchy Washington Bureau on May 22, 2014. It describes how colleges are working with industry to address the skills mismatch – those looking for jobs don’t have the skills required by manufacturers. According to the… Read More »

Math & Science Funding

The California Department of Education is making funding available to projects that improve the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science through a focus on the integration of STEM disciplines. The California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP) program will continue to fund previously… Read More »

More Manufacturing Jobs in Madera County

According to the Fresno Business Journal on July 18, 2014, Central Valley unemployment rates mostly steady in June. Read the article here. In Madera County, manufacturing employment increased by 200 positions in June according to the article, based on a recent Employment Development Department report.… Read More »