CAMA is committed to working with Colorado K-12 students to rebuild the workforce pipeline. One way we do this is the Cardboard Challenge. On October 8th hundreds of students from Kindergarten up through 12th grade gathered for the challenge in Cherry creek. Using cardboard, tape, string, and any other recycled materials they could find, the kids let their imagination run wild. More than 400 entries were judged throughout the age categories Kindergarten – 2nd, 3rd – 5th, Middle School and High School. Whether in groups or individually, students used their creativity to build the most innovative projects from solar fans to bicycles, functional games to intricate dinosaur replicas. CAMA then rewards these students with cash prizes ranging from $200 -500 dollars.
CAMA's Program of WorkCAMA aims to make manufacturing vogue all over the state. CAMA is working to foster a strong and expanding manufacturing base here in Colorado for today and tomorrow. Our Program of Work focuses on specific activities that will Rebrand, Restructure, Rebuild and Revitalize Colorado’s manufacturing sector. This Four “R” Program of Work has been designed to provide the tools necessary for manufacturing businesses to be successful while connecting the dots between the reasons for growing manufacturing business in Colorado, and the workforce necessary to support it. Rebrand – CAMA activities that will raise the awareness and positive understanding of the impact that manufacturing has on Colorado’s economy. From surgical devices, robotics, flat panels, to space vehicles, Coolorado’s manufacturers are quiet, hidden resources. CAMA is committed to getting the word out that Colorado’s manufacturing sector is “open for business.” Restructure – On average, every manufacturing job supports 2.5 jobs in other sectors. Manufacturing jobs, with an average wage of $62,000, pay approximately 25% more in wages and benefits than the combined average for all other industries in the state. CAMA is working to align public policies with objectives that advance manufacturing in the state of Colorado and making it better and easier to do business here. Rebuild – CAMA’s rebuild campaign is dedicated to rebuilding a manufacturing workforce pipeline. These programs have been designed to provide multiple activities at different grade levels and allows manufacturers to engage with the educational system as partners. Revitalize – CAMA is here to provide our members with the tools they need to advance their business. This includes our signature B2B Lounge and monthly Advanced U educational seminars.
Strength in numbers…
CAMA utilizes the combined purchasing clout of its membership to develop strategic partnerships with the vendors necessary for success. Taking advantage of these programs will provide a savings that will more than off-set the cost of your annual CAMA dues. Click here to visit the Member Discount Page.