South San Joaquin Valley Industrial Summit, October 26th, 2017.

Tulare & Kings County Employers Learned about California Compete Tax Credit

October 9, 2014   Visalia (DWM) – California Competes Tax Credit workshop was held at Lamp Liter Inn, Visalia and was attended by several Tulare and Kings county employers and public and private agencies. Mr. Will Koch, Deputy Director, California Competes Tax Credit, and… Read More »

West Hills College, Coalinga Celebrates National Manufacturing Day

October 3, 2014 Coalinga (DWM) – West Hills College, Coalinga celebrated National Manufacturing Day by engaging employers and exposing 19 students of the welding class (WT-70) to the local manufacturing industry. Students enjoyed a day of industry guest speakers from the Robert Heely Construction… Read More »

Metrics Improve Manufacturing Performance

In the Central Valley, Gurminder Sangha is the Advanced Manufacturing Deputy Sector Navigator for California Community Colleges. He can be a resource for businesses that are looking for ways to improve their processes using lean and other process improvement tools. Reach him at (559)… Read More »

Technical Education is a Ticket to the American Dream

At a time when many high schools have reduced the number of “shop” classes, there is more demand for skilled workers who know how things work, ways to take them apart, repair them and keep them running. Parents who have been pushing their high… Read More »

$50,000 grant for FCOE

          July 16, 2014   Fresno County Office of Education contact: Lisa Birrell, (559) 304-7342,     Pumping steam into STEM: FCOE received $50,000 grant. The Fresno County Office of Education received a $50,000 grant from the Deputy Sector… Read More »

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 »