23 Workforce development articles


Manufacturers should attend K12 Strong Workforce Program listening sessions
 Nov. 5, 2018

The K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP) kicked off a series of regional engagement meetings last week. These “listening sessions” will last through mid-November to provide information regarding strategy, funding priorities and ...
Workforce update in the May Revise
 May 11, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown released revisions to his January Budget proposal on Friday that include several key updates to his workforce development policies. As details continue to surface, here is what we know so far: K-12 Strong Workforce ...
Fed Update: Apprenticeship programs expansion
 June 19, 2017

President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) recently to expand national apprenticeship programs and, since coming into office, the Trump Administration has been ramping up comments around skilling-up workers for good-paying manufacturing ...
Post your manufacturing worker needs on CMTA's new jobs board
 April 29, 2016

CMTA now has an online "manufacturing jobs board". If your human resources department is looking to fill manufacturing vacancies, they can post a job opening online for 30 days. The system is in its beta stages and for now it is free of ...
Key manufacturing bills meet mixed results with Governor
 Oct. 12, 2015

California manufacturers saw a host of bills move through the Legislature this year. All in all approximately 40 percent of the bills introduced in the first year of this 2015-16 legislative session passed to the Governor who signed the majority of ...
Priority manufacturing bills sent to the Governor
 Sept. 25, 2015

The first year of what we expect to be a very active 2015-16 Legislative session came to a close on September 11th with hundreds of bills headed down to Governor Jerry Brown for a signature or veto by October 11th. In all, the Legislature ...
CMTA partners with San Joaquin Valley Industry Initiative
 July 30, 2015

CMTA officially partnered this month with the Manufacturing Cluster of the San Joaquin Valley to help support improved regional economic performance and grow the area's manufacturing base. Much like CMTA’s growing partnership with the ...
Small & mid-size manufacturers to meet Aug. 26 for MFG discussion
 July 29, 2015

On August 26th the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and CMTA are assembling a candid lunch panel at ACE Clearwater Enterprises in Torrance, California.  Panelists will discuss critical issues impacting manufacturing’s ...
New report finds petroleum reduction mandates would dramatically harm CA economy
 July 9, 2015

A study by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) concluded the role petroleum products play in the California economy is vast and deep. The report shows that California industry sectors dependent on petroleum are responsible for ...
Coastal Commission authority expansion
 June 21, 2013

The California Coastal Commission (CCC) is seeking expansion of its enforcement authority in AB 976, authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), the Assembly Majority Floor Leader.AB 976 would allow the CCC to impose administrative ...
Green chemistry deadline looming
 Oct. 5, 2012

The deadline for submission of comments on the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC’s) Safer Consumer Regulations is next Thursday, October 11th at 5PM. CMTA urges its member companies to weigh in on the effect these proposed ...
Comments due July 17 on CalRecycle 75% goal
 July 12, 2012

Last year, AB 341 (Wes Chesbro, D-Eureka) set a state goal of diverting 75 percent of all solid waste from landfills by 2020.  In an effort to meet this goal, the Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) was tasked with ...
Legislative proposal sets bad precedent
 May 18, 2012

Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) is carrying SB 1118, Solid Waste: Used Mattresses, which would require the mattress industry to develop a costly and inefficient system for collecting and processing used mattresses. This “gut and ...
CRV program rates increased
 March 9, 2012

CalRecycle has recently announced the implementation of increased bulk minimum redemption rates to the California Redemption Value (CRV) program.  The agency increased the rates in an effort to address concerns and issues raised by ...
Lawsuit filed against San Francisco ordinance expansion
 March 9, 2012

The “Save the Plastic Bag Coalition” has filed a lawsuit in the California Superior Court against the city of San Francisco’s recent extension of its plastic bag ban ordinance. San Francisco was the first city in the nation to pass ...
ARBís diesel rule effective Jan. 1
 Jan. 6, 2012

The Air Resources Board’s (ARB) diesel regulation, adopted in 2008 and later amended in 2010, went into effect January 1, 2012 and applies to all privately owned and federal government diesel trucks and buses that transport in California. ...
WSPA says LCFS could increase fuel costs by $54 billion
 Dec. 22, 2011

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently adopted regulatory amendments to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), affirming its commitment to the climate-change program. Although the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) ...
Draft green chemistry regulation released
 Nov. 4, 2011

The Department of Toxics Substances Control (DTSC) released the long-awaited draft Safer Consumer Product Regulation this week.  The proposal is the first released under the Brown Administration and will set the tone for what is to be ...
Deadlines approach for large refrigeration systems
 Nov. 4, 2011

A California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation to minimize leaks of “high global warming potential” refrigerants established the following requirements and deadlines for owners/operators of systems using 2,000 or more pounds of these ...
Draft industrial storm water permit may be more acceptable
 Oct. 21, 2011

Last June, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) proposed a revised industrial storm water permit that would force  businesses and public agencies to comply with several new requirements exceeding mandates by the U.S. Environmental ...
DTSC takes new approach on safer alternatives regulation
 Feb. 26, 2010

After months of debate and discussion, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is closing in on its development of the Safer Alternatives Regulation to implement AB 1879 (Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, 2008). Contrary to the approach taken in ...
Bill requires posting of consumer product contents
 Feb. 5, 2010

Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) has introduced a bill, SB 928, to require a manufacturer or wholesaler of a consumer product to provide a notice on their website that lists all substances within the product.  Substances would need to be ...
NRDC petitions US-EPA to delay SCAQMD permitting
 Jan. 29, 2010

When SB 827 (Roderick Wright, D-Los Angeles) was signed into law last year, it re-established a program at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to provide required air permits. For more than a year, a lawsuit by the Natural ...
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