California community colleges to receive manufacturing jobs grant

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Manufacturing matters in California and Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation making sure the industry gets the support it needs.

Manufacturing? Yes, manufacturing. If there's one industry that will help the state's economy, it's this one. Need proof? Southern California alone continues to be the "largest manufacturing area in the country" with 29,000 workers in the industry, states California Manufacturing Technology Consulting.

Make no mistake about it: the industry is making a huge comeback and that's why folks with the California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) want to give students every opportunity to develop the skills needed to enter the industry.

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