Local CMTC Client Included in Recent White House Report
TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recently the White House released a new report entitled, Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity. Accurate Dial and Nameplate, a manufacturer located in Glendale, CA was mentioned in the report (page 56). The 76-page report outlines key programs across the country related to job training, from regional partnerships to apprenticeships. One program identified was the collaboration between CMTC and the regional Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs).
“CMTC’s collaboration with local Workforce Investment Boards finds at risk manufacturers before they are forced to layoff employees. We jointly address financial, production, quality, and market issues to name just a few. The program has retained thousands of California manufacturing jobs”
The mention of a local company in a White House Report is extraordinary, especially for Accurate Dial, a 65-year-old company that had suffered a 25% reduction in sales. This jeopardized the staff of this 22 person company. CMTC through collaborative efforts with the Verdugo WIB was able to step in and help the company retain its workforce and save 10 jobs from being eliminated. With consulting assistance from CMTC, Accurate Dial obtained ISO 9001/AS9100C certification (aerospace quality standard) which enabled the company to be awarded several new contracts.
“Our work with CMTC and the Verdugo WIB has been a great experience. Our working relationship has led to an invitation to participate on the Steering Committee for the Verdugo Creative Technology Consortium with Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network to provide input for grant funding to local schools. And, being recognized in the White House Report is quite an honor for our small company in Glendale,” stated Erin Dyer, Vice President at Accurate Dial.
The example outlined in the report focuses on the value of the collaborative efforts between Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers and Workforce Investment Boards, just one example of successful workforce development programs across the U.S. CMTC, the designated MEP Center in Southern California, works with twelve local Workforce Investment Boards to identify the early warning signs of business risk. Not only are process improvement opportunities assessed, but workforce skills needs are identified. The collaborative effort between CMTC and WIBs provides much needed assistance to at risk manufacturers retaining high paying jobs in California.
“CMTC’s collaboration with local Workforce Investment Boards finds at risk manufacturers before they are forced to layoff employees. We jointly address financial, production, quality, and market issues to name just a few. The program has retained thousands of California manufacturing jobs,” stated Jim Watson, President and CEO of CMTC.
A private, nonprofit corporation established in 1992, CMTC is the Southern California affiliate of NIST MEP, under the Federal Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, a network of more than 60 centers across the country that provides assistance to small, medium and large manufacturers. CMTC serves Fresno to San Diego/Imperial County. CMTC and MANEX represent the MEP system in California and work in close collaboration on all manufacturing issues and opportunities within the State of California. For more information, visit www.cmtc.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Subscribe to our manufacturing network blog at http://www.cmtc.com/blog.