Agriculture & Advanced Manufacturing Joint Meeting

A Regional Advisory Meeting focused on Advanced Manufacturing in Food and Agriculture Industries will be held on Friday, November 22 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the Woodland Community Center, 2001 East St, Woodland, CA 95776. RSVP HERE

Participate in preparing a robust pipeline of highly qualified workers to meet labor market demand in Advanced Manufacturing in Food and Agriculture by contributing advice on key skills and competencies. The greater Sacramento Region is an epicenter for innovation in agricultural advancement and the two sectors are a major priority for the region’s economic prosperity strategy. Employers and educators are collaborating to meet labor market needs for these high-skill, high-wage occupations.

For more information, contact Emma Koefoed at Emma.koefoed(at)valleyvision.org or 916-462-0687.

Manufacturers Donate Surplus to Schools Preparing Future Employees

To support manufacturing classes, several companies have donated equipment, tooling and scrap material to colleges and high schools in the region, explained Mike Bell, Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing, North Region, California Community Colleges (Edu2Mfg).

RobbJack has donated tooling in the past to Sierra College, Rocklin High School, JFK High School and Sacramento State University,” said Bell.

Ceratizit has also donated tooling to Sierra College and is working with other schools.

Tri Tool Inc. recently donated 15,000 pounds of remnant aluminum that is being stored at the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center and JFK High School has already received 1500 pounds.”

Contact Mike Bell if you have donations to offer or if your education program is interested in being alerted when material becomes available by phone 916-432-0741 or email mike(at)edu2mfg.org.