Below are links to additional programs and resources available to Bay Area manufacturers and companies.
Bay Area Manufacturing Careers
Bay Area Manufacturing Careers is a comprehensive resource website that helps companies and jobseekers find information about Bay Area manufacturing, including a list of all community college manufacturing programs in the region.
Heroes MAKE America
The Manufacturing Institute created the Heroes MAKE America program in an effort to build a pipeline from military to manufacturing careers for transitioning service members. It is a full-time, 10-week career skills program.
Manufacturing Day® is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and occurs on the first Friday in October. Visit MFGDay.com for resources to get involved.
The Employment Training Panel (ETP) is a state agency that funds the costs of vocational training. ETP is governed by an eight member panel and is funded by a tax on employers, collected alongside the unemployment insurance tax.
Third party program managers, such as Manex or Training Funding Source, provide the support necessary so that the manufacturer can focus on their business while getting, free high quality training for their staff.
LendEDU provides a filterable grant search tool, allowing small business owners and entrepreneurs to input criteria to look for a particular grant.
Manex has a $1 million contract for Employment Training Panel (ETP) funding to help Northern California manufacturing businesses. Eligible companies can use these ETP funds towards training programs including Lean Manufacturing, FSMA Compliance & Food Safety, ISO Training and more.
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration (SBA) helps businesses find funding, including grants for research and development and grants for exporting.
RECYCLING & WASTE MANAGEMENT
StopWaste offers companies and institutions in Alameda County free help to lower operating costs, increase efficiency, and protect the environment through recycling improvements.
Santa Clara County CESQG Program
Businesses that generate small quantities of hazardous waste may qualify to use the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) program through the Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
2019 CA Labor Laws
With 2019 comes a host of new California employment laws that take effect on January 1 and beyond. CalChamber’s 2019 Labor Laws Affecting California Employers White Paper tells you more.