The State of California Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Council was put together to be able help California develop better strategies to propel our economy forward into the year 2013 and beyond.
California Workforce Investment Board’s (State Board) Strategic Plan states that California’s economy of tomorrow is built on investment in training and education to prepare a globally competitive, highly-skilled workforce. The focus of the State Board is “advanced manufacturing” to stress that that the future of manufacturing in California will be based on innovative businesses, highly technological solutions, and highly skilled workers.
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and industry partners have developed dynamic models of the foundational and technical competencies that are necessary in economically vital industries and sectors of the American economy.
The goal is to promote an understanding of the skill sets and competencies that are essential to educate and train a globally competitive workforce.
The models serve as a resource to industry leaders, educators, economic developers, and public workforce investment professionals.
There are guides for a wide variety of industries including energy, manufacturing, business and transportation among others.
The Manufacturing Institute works with manufacturing certification organizations that are the world market leaders in skills certification programs. This collaborative effort resulted in an organization of the certification programs, and the credentials they offer, into a system of “stackable credentials” that can be awarded in post-secondary education.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) works for the success of the more than 12.8 million men and women who make things in America.
NAM’s work is centered around four values that make the industry strong and America exceptional: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.
These pillars guide what NAM does every day, whether it’s standing up for manufacturers in Washington, DC, inspiring the next generation of manufacturing talent, providing news and intelligence about the industry or helping members innovate and advance.
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