Pittsburg, CA – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) has invited Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, to join its Board of Directors.
CMTA works to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California’s 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology based companies. Since 1918, the association has worked with state government to develop balanced laws, effective regulations and sound public policies to stimulate economic growth and create new jobs while safeguarding the state’s environmental resources. CMTA represents businesses from the entire manufacturing community — an economic sector that generates more than $250 billion every year and employs 1.5 million Californians, according to CMTA.
As a third generation Bay Area native, and second generation top executive of the Pittsburg, California manufacturing company, the appointment is one of enormous significance to Ms. Kan.
‚â€œMy father [founder, Bud Wisecarver] started a long tradition of community involvement, on the state and local level, for Bishop-Wisecarver and its executives,‚â€ says Kan. ‚â€œJoining this group of dedicated individuals focused on critical issues faced by California manufacturers is an honor, but also a responsibility. It is clear that industry must be more involved to effect changes in government policy.‚â€
Increasing career technical education and alleviating the shortage in technically skilled workers are among CMTA‚â€™s many important policy objectives. Kan is an advocate for career education, and shares the association‚â€™s ‚â€˜commitment to provide for improved math and science education, as well as a relevant and robust career technical education system.‚â€™
Kan also looks forward to active involvement through CMTA‚â€™s participation in GetREAL (Relevance in Education and Learning) ‚â€“ ‚â€˜a coalition of business, labor, agriculture, public safety, health care, child advocates, and educators who believe California schools should provide a balanced education that includes challenging academic studies and career technical education for “hands-on” and workforce-relevant learning.‚â€™
Among Bishop-Wisecarver‚â€™s long history of active participation in industry groups dedicated to manufacturing, technical career and workforce issues is The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), where Kan is a member of the Board of Directors, as well as the Employment and Workforce working group. She also participated in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger‚â€™s first Career Technical Education Summit in 2007, and in Rep. George Miller‚â€™s roundtable discussion regarding the future of career technical education, also in 2007. The company is a supplier, and Mr. Wisecarver is a mentor, for FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition.
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