Workforce Development

Providing the tools to help you advance your workforce.

CAMA is committed to closing the manufacturing skills gap in Colorado. We have a two pronged approach to correcting this labor market imbalance: boosting supply and revising demand.

Youth who are never exposed to manufacturing become adults who never consider manufacturing careers. CAMA is rebuilding the industry’s talent pipeline by getting young people involved in manufacturing early and often. Visit the Workforce Programs page to learn about the Cardboard Challenge, Empowering Creators, and BASIC, which respectively target students in Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. Watch the CAMA Workforce video below to get a first-hand look at how we are attracting the next generation of manufacturing talent.

Boosting the supply of young people interested in manufacturing careers is only half the battle. Given the scarcity and prohibitive cost of skilled labor today, manufacturers must revise their talent acquisition strategies. We believe that the industry needs to transition from buying its skilled workforce to building its skilled workforce. Read our Blog for information about how to make this transition.

Program Manager:

Andrew Palmer
email: AndrewPalmer@co-cama.org