Manufacturing has a high job multiplier effect.

As noted by a report from the Milken Institute: “For every job created in manufacturing, 2.5 jobs are created in other sectors.”  For science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related manufacturing, the job multiplier effect increases. For example, 16 other jobs are generated from one electronic computer manufacturing job.  Workforce training in manufacturing technologies includes training for careers that do not yet exist or are only emerging.

Training and Educational Resources for Employers

California Community Colleges

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 116 colleges serving 1.8 million students per year.  California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; and degree and certificate pathways. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success, a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps. For more information, please visit the California Community Colleges website.

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Please watch the What is Contract Education video for more information on how our Contract Education units can assist your team. 

Many units offer low-cost or no-cost training to upskill your workforce.

For more information, please find a Contract Education Unit near you by selecting a region below.


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The California Network for Manufacturing Innovation (CNMI) was established as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of promoting manufacturing competitiveness in California through a collaboration of industry, national laboratories, technical assistance, government agencies, academia, economic and workforce development organizations.  CNMI is designed to create a unified voice & plan to create programs and physical centers for California’s small and medium-sized manufacturers, so that they may access and use advanced manufacturing technologies to help them grow and compete in the global marketplace.
The goals of CNMI are as follows:
  • Improve the transfer of technology to California manufacturers
  • Engage other collaboratives to improve funding and resources directed at manufacturing innovation
  • Develop industry partners to enhance workforce skills
  • Combine research and development efforts of collaborators
  • Conduct advocacy to enhance manufacturing environment in California


California’s Manufacturing Network (CMTC) is a trusted resource for a thriving manufacturing industry in California. We’re committed to helping small manufacturers grow.
  • We are recognized as the only organization exclusively servicing the manufacturing sector.
  • We have the capability to deliver a broad array of services from the production floor to the discovery of new products and markets.
  • We offer incentives to proactive manufacturers who want to grow their businesses.
  • We deploy third-party surveys to measure customer impact and value.