— Youth Manufacturing Skills Pilot (YMSP)

The Youth Manufacturing Skills Pilot (YMSP) is supporting the expansion of successful advancement manufacturing CTE programs to meet employers’ growing need for a skilled labor pipeline and to provide opportunities for high wage jobs to eligible youth. The pilot is expanding work-based learning strategies that enable students to work in their chosen field even as they continue to develop their skills.

Four regional pilot projects throughout the State are connecting local workforce investment boards, multiple manufacturing employers, and educational institutions in a sector partnership. Each pilot is funded by the State Board, in coordination with the Employment Development Department and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

This Community of Practice Web Portal serves as a central resource for the latest information and materials in support of the pilot. Check back regularly for updates from key project partners.

For more information, follow the link to the State Plan: