How to Create a ‘Maker’ Workforce

Fremont, California, is experiencing a boom in manufacturing.

It’s the fourth largest city in the Bay Area, and home to over 800 manufacturing companies which employ 26,000, accounting for 25% of the workforce.

Large companies such as Boston Scientific, Western Digital, Seagate Technologies and Plexus all have facilities there. And then Tesla moved in employing 6,000. Following Tesla, many suppliers are setting up shops in the area.

The city is trying hard to keep the talent pipeline flowing. While there are many excellent educational programs in place, city planners are casting a strategic eye toward the future and are setting some expansive plans into motion.

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