Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative hosts meeting of educators and manufacturers

Sacramento, CA – May 3, 2018 — Sacramento area manufacturers met with educators on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at Siemens rolling stock manufacturing facility in Sacramento, California. Education administration officials from Elk Grove Unified School District, Sacramento City College and California Department of Education attended the event. Also in attendance were manufacturers from across the area, including Hose and Fitting, etc. and Snowline Engineering.

Chris Hoffman, Superintendent EGUSD, began the meeting by stating how important it is to have responsible industry partners to continue their success in CTE pathways. Kevin McGrew, Siemens Director of Quality Management and SVMI President, coordinated a detailed tour of the plant where the participants saw all stages of the trains get built, and heard detailed accounts by employees throughout the tour.

After the tour, Donnetta Web, Dean of Advanced Technology Division, Sacramento City College presented their plans to develop a Product Design Engineering Technology A.S. degree. R.  Mary Gallet, California Secondary Career Education Lead for Manufacturing and Product Development industry sector strongly encouraged the industry and education representatives continue with this cooperation. The goal is to create a network of regional school district – manufacturing company partnerships that create a pipeline of prepared, energized workers for the 21st century advanced manufacturing in the Sacramento region.


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About SVMI – Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative was chartered in 2018 as a regional organization under Valley Vision with the intention of coordinating like minded manufacturers to support education and workforce development in careers for advanced manufacturing of the 21st century.

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