Education & Resources

Career Coach

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

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Central California Workforce Training

Central California Workforce Training is a one-stop for employers to connect with regional community colleges to source fee based customized (contract education) training.

California Community Colleges focus on building human, financial, and economic capacity of the region's employers. There are currently 14 California Community Colleges in the Central Region of California with dedicated training units to serve business and industry partners. Workforce training utilizes lecture, activity, and hands-on instructional formats to encourage a "learning-by-experience" methodology that has proven successful with adult learners.

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Dream It, Do It

Dream It Do It (DIDI) is an initiative/network created and managed by the Manufacturing Institute designed to inspire youth to consider a career in manufacturing. Designed in 2005, DIDI addresses the need to change the perception that manufacturing is not a viable profession.

In 2016, the Alliance purchased a licence to market DIDI in the eight county region from Kern to San Joaquin (the first license in California, Oregon and Washington).

Steering Committee

  • Sam Geil, Chair
  • Becky Barabe, SCCCD, Fresno City College
  • Kristen Borosky, Fresno Unified School District
  • Sally Fowler, Fresno Unified School District
  • Lori Morton, Fresno County Office of Education
  • Sheryl Sisil, Madera Unified School District
  • Rick Watson, Center for Advanced Research & Technology
  • Kristie Wiens, Clovis Unified School District

Objective: Build a three-year roll out strategy in the San Joaquin Valley (Kern to San Joaquin) and determine the DIDI Leadership Team. The steering committee will be disbanded once the above objective is accomplished.

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Click here to view facts and figures


Recruiting Students for Welding and Mechatronics


Manufacturing Day

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During the week of October 3, 2016, local high school students, studying in the CTE areas, toured local manufacturing companies.

Click here to learn more about this year's event

NAM Leading Edge SmartBrief
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
The Manufacturing Institute
Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania
Tooling U-SME

Tooling U-SME works to build high performers who help their companies drive quality, productivity, innovation, and employee satisfaction. Tooling U-SME works with Fortune 500 manufacturing companies and educational institutions across the country to help prepare the next generation of workforce by providing industry-driven curriculum.

Please visit their website to learn more,