Senate Bill 40 (SB 40) was approved last week by the State Senate and seeks to provide additional support for advanced manufacturing skills training. Manufacturers have identified access to skilled workers as one of their top concerns when they try to fill positions. This program encourages and allows for collaboration between employers and technical colleges to improve workers’ manufacturing skills.
This training partnership between businesses and technical colleges provides valuable employee training and ensures that workers are prepared with the skills to work with the latest technology. SB 40 had bipartisan support in the Senate and now awaits action the State Assembly.