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 »

California Manufacturing Champions Recognized

In Wanted: Skilled workers for California’s manufacturing comeback on the California Economic Summit webpage, some of California’s manufacturers were recognized as “champions” for their innovation and were quoted about the need for skilled workers. “One of the top issues for manufacturers and many California… Read More »

Technology Degrees Fill Manufacturing Skills Gap

There is “no substitute to a two-year technical school program or four-year degree in engineering or technology,” writes Joseph Lampinen in a June 11, 2014 Detroit News article, Bridging the talent gap in manufacturing. According to Lampinen, America is experiencing a manufacturing renaissance and… Read More »

Manufacturers benefit from MSSC training

Manufacturing Skills Standards are being used by American companies to upgrade and standardize employee’s production skills. These movies describe the online training program and assessment for production technicians in manufacturing: MSSC Manufacturing Skills Standards: Milwaukee Gear – MSSC Training at MATC Part 1:… Read More »

Manufacturers Embrace Production Technician Certification

US Farm Systems Service Manager, Mike Mahler, already sees results from an online “Certified Production Technician (CPT)” employee training and assessment program offered by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) with support from College of the Sequoias (COS). “US Farm Systems is dedicated to… Read More »

Employers & Colleges Prepare Welders

Businesses and educators are working together in California’s Central Valley to better prepare students with entry-level welding skills. With an expected shortage of experienced workers, these efforts are needed to fill the pipeline with new employees who come to work with the skills required… Read More »

April 19- Food Manufacturers Invited to Review Skills Standards

To address the skills gap between businesses’ needs and food maintenance employees’ abilities, Central Valley colleges met with food manufacturers to identify common requirements. On April 19, employers are invited to review, verify and fine-tune the proposed standards. This meeting will be hosted at… Read More »