SMI Donates $10,000 to Pomona Adult and Career Education. In collaboration with the Centers for Applied Competitive Technology, we provided a donation to help preserve and support...read more
SMI is a non-profit, manufacturing-driven institute that recognizes the needs and opportunities to service small manufacturers and school programs. Through local collaboration and regional networks, we create industry models that grow profit, engage local leadership, revive manufacturing educational programs, build skilled workers, and increase economic growth to communities.
California is number one in most manufacturing jobs in the nation.
Manufacturers in California employ 7.72% of the workforce, an average of 1,326,000 manufacturing employees (2018).
In 2018, the output from manufacturing was $316.76 billion, accounting for 10.67% of the total output in the state.
The average total annual compensation for a manufacturing employee in California was $105,240.80 in 2017.
Los Angeles-Glendale-Long Beach is the largest industrial center in the nation, with 348,000 manufacturing jobs. But the area has lost an estimated 20% of its manufacturing jobs in the past decade.
Dr. Doug Marriott
SMI has been a leader in new economic Development models and workforce training solutions. We have been a partner with them in creating processes that connect the college with...read more
Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprentice
SMI is a matchmaker between schools and manufacturers. Within our region model we are out hunting for matches between the best companies and students who are serious about a...read more