Upcoming Events

January 20, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Strategies For Infectious Disease Prevention in Manufacturing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many of us are wondering how we can better prepare for the next health crisis. In order to achieve long-term sustainable preparedness, we must break the age-old cycle of “panic-then-forget.” Changing our habits now can have a dramatic effect on our collective health outcomes in the future.

During this webinar, CMTC Senior Consultant Eliot Dratch will discuss infectious diseases such as H1N1, COVID-19, Norovirus, and influenza and explain the measures that employers should take now to protect their manufacturing workforce in the future. Additionally, CMTC Human Resources, Administration and Recruitment Senior Manager Jeri Summer will discuss the role of HR in infectious disease prevention in the workplace.

This webinar will cover:

  • Employee Mental and Emotional Health
  • Types of Support Companies are Offering
  • Key Actions to Improve Employee Morale
  • Key Actions to Increase Productivity of Your Workforce
  • Helpful Resources
  • Q&A

January 20, 2021 | 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Virtual Job Fair

Registration for this event is free!

Additional questions can be directed to: Amy Velazquez, Director of Business Services at avelazquez@ncen.org 

Employer registration: https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-company/3450-year-career

Job Seeker registration: https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/3450-year-career-afwd-virtual-fair

January 21, 2021 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Business Preparedness Workshop

3CORE is the private nonprofit Economic Development District serving Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties and the nine member cities located therein.

Learn how to create a strong action plan and prepare for future interruptions to ensure your business’ continuity. Topics covered,Business Continuity Plans, Disaster Preparedness Plan, Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS, Asset Valuation), Critical Paperwork, and Protection, Insurance, and Q&A.

Email Margaret Schmidt at margarets@maxinet.com to register.

January 27, 2021 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Mitigating Supply Chain Disruption

Manufacturing webinar made just for North State Manufacturers and Suppliers.
Supply Chain Expert, Gary Steinburg, explains the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing as the distribution of the vaccine in CA has begun. Tune in, Wednesday, January 27th at 9:30 am to watch the latest webinar hosted in partnership between GMI and CMTC

Learn how to mitigate supply distribution during a Pandemic, be ready for industry changes due to the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in California. Registration is free.

Previous Events

January 11-15, 2021 | 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Online Bootcamp

Our FREE 40 hour, VIRTUAL Manufacturing Boot Camp program is designed to provide the job readiness training and manufacturing overview YOU need to jump-start your future career- in just 1 week! No prior experience is necessary and those from other industries who are displaced due to COVID are especially encouraged to attend! 


  • Participants need to be at least 18 years of age
  • A computer or mobile device with internet access (these can be provided if needed)

Benefits and features include:

  • 40 hours of virtual class learning to become job-ready in manufacturing
  • Perfect opportunity for those with little to no manufacturing background
  • Learn the basics to feel confident applying for entry level jobs such as production associate, painter, inventory associate, and more!
  • Learn about a Production & Quality Mindset, Lean Concepts, and Job Performance Tools
  • Certificate of Completion

Registration is free!

January 12, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Free Online Workshop

Topic: Prepare for a Virtual Job Fair

A Virtual Job Fair is an exciting opportunity to connect with employers and learn more about their workplace culture and current openings! Join AFWD’s experienced staff to discuss tips and strategies to prepare before the event, to make a confident and positive impression on employers. Learn more about the Premier Virtual platform so you can show up to the next Virtual Job Fair ready to navigate online with ease and familiarity.

January 12, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Join Business Service Representative Lori Caywood next Tuesday at 1:00 pm as she outlines AFWD’s On-The-Job-Training Program. Alliance for Workforce Development are known as “Chico’s best kept secret,” and are active in 6 North State counties! Not only do they offer job readiness programs for job seekers, but they provide subsidized employment programs and other hiring incentives for employers.

Subsidized Employment Programs have been proven to increase employment among participants during the subsidy period, compared to members of a control group who
weren’t offered subsidized jobs.

Programs have also produced large increases in earnings during employment in the subsidized job and some have resulted in net savings to society under a measure known as “social cost-effectiveness.”

January 12, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

10 Steps to Developing the Right Succession or Transition Plan for You

Effective succession planning is essential for every business, especially in times of crisis. No matter the size of your organization, it is imperative to have talented and trained employees ready to fill key roles.

During this webinar, we will provide important information and answer questions that will help you prepare for an eventual transition or succession, whether it is to a family member, management, or a third-party buyer. Additionally, all attendees will be eligible to receive a complimentary assessment session, along with a custom report with recommended actions for your business.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to choose between succession, transition, or a sale
  • ESOP & other financing options – pros & cons
  • 9 key drivers to maximize the value of your business
  • 5 factors to consider while selling your business

January 6, 2021 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Boosting Productivity and Employee Morale During Challenging Times

The surging pandemic, economic recession, and wildfires have taken a sizable toll on California businesses. These heightened stresses have a significant impact on employees’ mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing and on how effective they are at work. How can manufacturers keep their employees motivated, foster teamwork in the face of social distancing and a partially remote workforce, and improve productivity, while mitigating legal risk?

During this webinar, CMTC Human Resources, Administration and Recruitment Senior Manager Jeri Summer will discuss the importance of maintaining an engaged workforce and provide practical guidance on how to improve productivity and employee morale during challenging times.

This webinar will cover:

  • Employee Mental and Emotional Health
  • Types of Support Companies are Offering
  • Key Actions to Improve Employee Morale
  • Key Actions to Increase Productivity in Your Workforce
  • Helpful Resources
  • Q&A

Register for free: https://offers.cmtc.com/covid-19-boosting-productivity-and-employee-morale-webinar-01-06-21?utm_campaign=COVID-19&utm_source=neap&utm_content=01.06.2020%20Boosting%20Productivity%20%26%20Employee%20Morale

January 5, 2021 | 9:30 am or 3:30 pm

Informational Webinar

A 45 min overview to learn more about the bootcamp and for Q&A.

December 2, 2020 | 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Strategies for Infectious Disease Prevention in Manufacturing

During this webinar, CMTC’s Eliot Dratch, Sr. Consultant will provide important strategies for infectious disease prevention in manufacturing facilities. Infectious Diseases such as H1N1, COVID-19, Norovirus and influenza will be discussed.

  • Identification of transmission modes
  • Common exposure points
  • Implementing physical barriers and Administrative modifications
  • Human Resources policies

November 18th, 2020 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Economic Impact of COVID on California Manufacturers and Mitigation Strategies

Strategies include: re-marketing and re-branding, alternate supply chain approach, on-shoring, new product / adjacent product development, strategies to “pivot” to both new markets and new products.


November 18th, 2020 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Top Strategies for Mitigating COVID-19’s Toll on the Economy

During this webinar, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Staff Economists will provide an expert outlook on COVID-19’s impact on California manufacturing; and, CMTC will offer mitigation strategies for how to offset the harm done by this pandemic.  Key topics covered:

  • Challenges such as pandemic related unemployment, bankruptcy, and strenuous supply chain demands
  • Re-marketing and rebranding – Alternate supply chains & on-shoring
  • New product/adjacent product development – How to pivot to new markets and products

November 4th, 2020 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM

HR Webinar on Leveraging the Power of Moments and Celebration to Improve Retention

Join GMI and Human Resources consultants, Michael and Kathryn Redman, to learn how your company can leverage the power of moments and celebrations to improve retention. You will come away from this webinar with actionable takeaways to implement, all with the goal of keeping star employees engaged at work. Time will be left at the end of the webinar to answer specific questions.

November 5th, 2020 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Tax Credits and Workforce Training Funding for CA Manufacturers

CMTC and the CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will provide practical guidance on resources, tax credits, and workforce training funding to save California Manufacturers money.

November 6th, 2020 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Job Seekers Guide to Virtual Hiring Fairs

Join us a few days before the virtual hiring fair on Nov. 10th to hone your interview skills. We’ll review resumes, give pointers on how to dress, and discuss ways to impress recruiters in this digital age.

November 10th, 2020 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair

We will have a wide variety of manufacturers who have job openings for entry level all the way up to engineering positions. This is a great opportunity to reach job seekers who you might not normally connect with. They will be able to stop by job booths, talk with employers and apply for open positions. Employers will have access to anyone’s information who attended.

GMI is available to help anyone who needs assistance setting up their company profile or creating an optional zoom room. Setting up a profile takes less than 5 minutes if you have the following information ready: