The Manufacturers’ Council (MCIE) is a strong unified voice for manufacturers and works to stimulate a robust economic and workforce climate for over 5,000 manufacturers in the Inland Empire.
Since 2005, the MCIE has worked with local educational institutions, and state and federal agencies to attract more than $50 million to support growth and innovation in manufacturing.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), there are 94,884 manufacturing jobs in the Inland Empire. S & P Global forecasts that manufacturing employment in the Inland Empire will grow by about 4 percent between 2022 and 2025.
With the reshoring of manufacturing, it is more important than ever that we work to improve the image of manufacturing as a productive, healthy, interesting and successful lifetime career. We have doubled our collaboration efforts with high schools, community colleges and universities to attract qualified students into good, in-demand careers in manufacturing. MCIE manufacturers helped to develop three competency-based registered apprenticeship programs and a pre-apprenticeship program, the first in California.
The MCIE provides networking opportunities among competitors, best practices tools, and access to local, state, and national governmental agencies, educational services, non-profits, training opportunities, and funding resources. The Manufacturers’ Council helps their members stay informed regarding legislation, smart technology, workforce training models and a myriad of issues impacting the industry.
As a 501 c3 non-profit, your membership in the Manufacturers’ Council provides important support to this effort. Membership is open to all manufacturers in the Southern California region, and to a limited number of supporters of manufacturing who may work in other industries, institutions, or agencies.*
Members appreciate these short, and to-the-point information meetings because of the operational savings they reap from not attending classes that require time, travel and accommodations expenses.
These are coordinated by the MCIE providing insider perspective into regional manufacturing plants and ports.
Networking events with other manufacturers and supporters of manufacturing designed to share information and resources.
Access to exclusive member-only events.
Member discounts to:
The MCIE is a liaison to apprenticeship programs, state and national manufacturing support (CMTC, NAM, IDEA, ETP), and community colleges and other training providers that offer upskilling for manufacturing to incumbent workers and new entrants into the workforce.
We refer manufacturers to providers of services for industry needs. Process/Procedure Assessments, offered by multiple partners, help identify and address production concerns, review lean practices, and identify other issues that might be addressed to provide higher quality/quantity outputs, better communication, and development of team leaders/shift supervisors.
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Access to full-length informational videos or training sessions.
(CMTA), the association that protects the ability for manufacturers to compete in California. Receive periodic updates on regulations and issues impacting manufacturers in California. (The role of MCIE is to educate members and the public at large.)