San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance

Welcome to the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA). Founded April 1, 2016, the SJVMA is dedicated to building a robust Advanced Manufacturing Sector in the Central Valley of California, stretching from Kern County in the south to San Joaquin County in the north. Our board and members have been hard at work collaborating with our industry, education, government and student partners in the effort to build a World Class Career and Technical Education Ecosystem where our region produces the most skilled work ready talent of any region in the U.S.

Our SJVMA is all about bridging the gaps between student advancement and business success. We have celebrated many wins to date while connecting and collaborating with our strategic partners insuring that the Career and Technical Education curriculum at all levels is relevant and germane to today’s manufacturers.

Our results include members sitting on manufacturing advisory boards, students earning multiple internship opportunities, students job shadowing with industry and externship opportunities where leaders from our manufacturing community offer their knowledge in the classroom.

By viewing our home page you can learn about many of our successful initiatives. Our newest outreach is the launching of a collaborative Soft Skills & Life Skills initiative where every citizen in our region will have the opportunity to participate in the honing of their personal skills. We look forward to sharing more about all of our initiatives at our 2017 Manufacturing Summit on April 20, 2017.

Thank you for your interest and support!

Mike Betts Sam Geil
Chair Business Development Director