First Entrée Dinner!

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Last night VC Innovates, Doing What Matters, and the WEC hosted the first Entrée to Employment dinner of the season!  This month's theme was Business, Marketing, and Finance.  A huge thank you to all of our business partners who took the evening to meet with Ventura County students and talk to them.

It was a great night filled with fantastic food and opportunities for our students.  If you are interested in participating in a future Entrée to Employment dinner, or would like to learn more about the series, click on the button below.

Manufacturing Guild meets at HaasTech 2017

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Many thanks to Haas Automation for opening HaasTech 2017 to the WEC's October Manufacturing Guild meeting.  The meeting started with an excellent presentation by Montez King, Exec Director of NIMS.  Montez shared the value of NIMS competency based credentials to manufacturers' perpetual search for a skilled workforce. 

Following the Guild meeting, we enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Haas plant and the opportunity to speak with suppliers of the latest products for probing, tooling, chip conveyor, software, work holding, CAM, and more.

Thank you Haas for a great morning for Ventura County manufacturers.

April Manufacturing Guild Meeting

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A lot of great information was shared at today's Manufacturing Guild X meeting!  

Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the dialogue.  There are exciting new developments as the Manufacturing Guild begins to explore how best to recreate the success of the South Carolina Gene Haas Tech Center for Manufacturing Innovation here in Ventura County.

A huge thank you to Michael Bastine, Oygar Lindskog, Brian O'Rell, and Peter Zierhut for traveling across the country to learn more about innovative workforce development programs and for reporting back to the Guild today.

To learn more about how you can get involved in the Guild X or to see today's minutes click on the buttons below.

Not Enough Computer Scientists

Not Enough Computer Scientists

"There are currently about 530,000 computing jobs open in the US, but only 60,000 students graduated with bachelor's degrees in computer science in 2015.  A government study predicted that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer science related jobs available, but only 400,000 graduates with the skills needed to fill them." - The Week Magazine, volume 17 issue 815, page 32