The California Community College Chancellor’s Office Center for Excellence on Advanced Manufacturing published a report on ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CLUSTER: WORKFORCE NEEDS ASSESSMENT for the Sacramento Capitol region in 2015.
The study shows that in the Sacramento region, “the Advanced Manufacturing cluster contributes a total of $12.4 billion in output, more than 42,000 jobs and $3.3 billion in labor income.” (pg.12)
In the summary, the report indicates that “Priorities that may be elevated based on this analysis include:
- Develop or expand training programs for machinist and computer-controlled machine tool operators. These programs have high projected growth and replacement needs, and no discernible education programs in the region exist.
- Identify engineering specialties that are the most difficult to fill. Determine strategies to recruit engineers with specific specialties from outside the area.
- Conduct primary research to assess potential skill gaps in existing training programs. Partner with regional employers and education institutions to identify skill requirements and competencies, and to close skills gaps.
- Incorporate training to prepare students for the professional credential/certificates most in demand, such as Certified Qualified Engineer, American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certification, and Six Sigma Certification.” (pg. 23)