AMBayArea is dedicated to helping manufacturers and community partners grow the talent pipeline and connect manufacturers with a skilled workforce. AMBayArea coordinates the Bay Area Dream it. Do it. ambassador program that connects manufacturers with students, parents and educators.This work is carried out in partnership with AMTAC, Inc., The Manufacturing Institute, Bay Area Community Colleges, Earn & Learn East Bay, the region’s Workforce Development Boards, Project Lead the Way, and other intermediaries and schools.
Dream it. Do it.
In 2016, the Bay Area chapter of the Dream it. Do it. network was formed by the East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (EBAMP) in collaboration with the California Community Colleges, the Manufacturing Institute, and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Dream It. Do It. works to change the perception of the industry and inspire next-generation workers to pursue manufacturing careers. The initiative offers local manufacturers, schools, community-based organizations and other stakeholders the opportunity to partner with a respected national platform to promote manufacturing as a top tier career choice in the United States. Dream It. Do It. promotes manufacturing to three distinct target markets: student, parents and educators.
Since the Bay Area chapter’s inception in 2016, seventeen ambassadors from five companies have interacted with over 650 students, more than 30 educators, and others through classroom discussions and career fairs in Martinez, Pittsburg, Clayton, Oakland, San Lorenzo, and Hayward.
AMBayArea continues to coordinate this successful ambassador program with community and national partners.
Dream it. Do it. Event at American Steel Studios in Oakland - February 16, 2017