Dr. Mark Martin
Regional Director, Employer Engagement
Advanced Manufacturing, Bay Area
T (650) 248-7728
The Bay Area Regional Director, Employer Engagement works with manufacturing companies within the 11 county Bay Area to help them with their workforce development needs. This includes connecting industry with the 28 community colleges in the Bay Area, K-12 schools, workforce investment boards, community based organizations, elected officials and other institutions in support of manufacturing. The goal is to create a stronger network among these groups in order to positively impact Bay Area manufacturing by leveraging the community college training programs. Regional Director, Employer Engagement roles:
Quality Control Inspector Certificate
Currently working with four community colleges in the Bay Area (De Anza, Laney, San Jose, Santa Rosa) to develop new courses, a certificate, and purchase equipment to train quality control inspectors.
Introduction to Manufacturing Bridge Program
An introductory course was developed and offered at Laney College to introduce high school students and young adults to manufacturing careers. This one semester program (offered during the school year and summer sessions) gave students a chance to work in machining, welding, carpentry and wood technology – while also taking courses in OSHA safety, math, and career and college readiness. Many of the students continued on for further training in these career pathways, or found work in the manufacturing industry.
East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (EBAMP)
Supported and took a lead role with industry, community colleges, and WIB’s to create the EBAMP. This organization is a manufacturing industry-driven organization that focuses on workforce development, marketing, agility, and other needs important to the member companies.