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LABOR MARKET INFORMATION SHARED AT STATEWIDE ADVISORY MEETING

The Statewide Advisory Industry Skills Panel October 16, 2020. Michael Goss, Director, Inland Empire/Desert Region Center of Excellence, presented current Labor Market Information.

For mote information on the agenda, panelists and other information presented, go to the 2020 Advisory Meeting webpage.

Attend the Beverage Industry Advisory Meeting on November 5

Beverage Industries will hold a cross sector advisory meeting for the greater Sacramento region on November 5 from 2-4 PM.

The topic is Beverage Industries: Challenges & Opportunities, a Cross-Sector Workforce. The Fall Regional Advisory will feature new labor market information from the Centers of Excellence at Los Rios and a panel discussion of leading industry employers to identify trends and explore partnership opportunities. The virtual meeting will focus on beverage inception, creation, production, distribution and retail, to inform Strong Workforce Program engagement between colleges and employers that highlight trends and career opportunities.

Register for the Beverage Industry Advisory Meeting.

Industry Advisory Meet Oct. 16

Industry partners are invited to an Advisory Meeting to discuss workforce trends, challenges and initiatives in California for developing technicians and helping to close the skill gap. Who Should Attend:

  • Industry and Business stakeholders to share in the discussion.
  • Faculty, Deans and Administrators representing the Workforce Development and Career Technical Training Departments of the California Community College system to learn how to address skills gaps.
  • K-12 feeder school faculty and administrators to learn how to develop effective pathways.

The meeting is organized by Alan Braggins, Statewide Director, Advanced Manufacturing, California Community Colleges. Register Here

Sierra College Mechatronics Seeks Industry Input

This event has been postponed.

Advisory Committee Meeting: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 6:30 — 8 PM in the V-127 (V building of Sierra College Rocklin Campus)

The primary reason for having this advisory meeting is to ensure that the content of Mechatronics courses is as real-world as possible, explained Tony Osladil, Department Chair, Mechatronics, Sierra College.

“The goal of our Mechatronics program is to provide our local employers with technicians who are work-ready upon their graduation,” said Osladil. “To do that, the content of our classes is dictated by what skills our local employers tell us they want in their technicians.”

“We need industry input, especially on which technologies and skills are coming on strong and should therefore be added or enhanced in our program,” said Osladil. “We also want to know which skills are becoming less critical and should be pared back.”

In addition to the Advisory meeting on March 10, employers may be interested in the Mechatronics Career Fair on Friday, April 17.

Agricultural Manufacturing Advisory Meeting

The first joint-sector, Agriculture in Advanced Manufacturing, Regional Advisory Meeting was held on Friday, November 22 in Woodland with more than 70 participants. 

Keynote Speaker, Glenda Humiston, Ph.D., Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California, addressed the group on the Food and Agriculture Value Chain and presented a new report: California’s Working Landscape.  

The report indicates that California agriculture employs 1.5 million people earning $85 billion and that the 70,000 companies generate $333 billion in sales. The report covers agricultural distribution, agricultural processing, agricultural production, agricultural support, fishing, forestry, mining, outdoor recreation and renewable energy segments.

Rob Neenan, President/CEO, California Food Producers, with Humiston shared trends in food and production. The employer panel included speakers from Farmers’ Rice Cooperative, Pacific Coast Producers, Vite Ramen and Z Specialty Food LLC.

New certificate programs in Industrial Maintenance Mechanics at Yuba College and Sacramento City College …

“The employers discussed how advances in manufacturing their products have both helped and hindered their businesses,” said Carrie Peterson, Regional Director for Employer Engagement, North-Far North Region, Agriculture, Water, and Environmental Technology Sector, California Community Colleges.

“New certificate programs in Industrial Maintenance Mechanics at Yuba College and Sacramento City College were also presented. Afterwards, participants explored the possibilities of establishing more industry partnerships with educational institutions to pool resources.”

For more information contact Carrie Peterson at 530-668-2531 or cpeterso(at)yccd.edu.

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.