Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative
The Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) is a new industry-lead collaboration to build and sustain a robust manufacturing sector in the Sacramento region by informing and supporting education and training providers about the needs of the 21st Century manufacturing workforce. The efforts of SVMI will help address the chronic shortage of qualified and skilled workers in the manufacturing industry.
The manufacturing sector is alive and growing in the Sacramento region. The manufacturing sector today has a high economic impact on the region, offers great career opportunities, and requires a skilled workforce. A common challenge faced by manufacturers in growing their business is finding people with the skills required to make products and succeed in the workplace. The looming retirement of highly skilled manufacturing workers is increasing this challenge. By building a pipeline of skilled workers, manufacturers can reduce costs, improve productivity, and confidently plan for the growth of their businesses. Students and working-age adults can find well-paying jobs and opportunities for career growth with local manufacturers.
The Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative aligns with Valley Vision’s 21st Century Workforce strategy and regional system planning efforts underway with workforce innovation boards, community colleges, and other system partners.