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Advanced Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing sector includes traditional manufacturing work in addition to jobs and careers dedicated to customization, scalability and technologies that improve the entire manufacturing process. In other words, it could be called the “how to” in the production of goods.

It’s now known that for every job created in manufacturing, two and a half jobs are needed to support the overall sector.

Policymakers are discovering how critical and beneficial manufacturing is to California’s economy and are building policies to help create more growth.

With this renewed focus on manufacturing, the entire sector should continue to expand, translating to more jobs, opportunities and security for those who choose this career path.

California Community Colleges provide numerous career pathways in advanced manufacturing, some of which are only available in California.

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