Welcome to CAMC

The Capital Area Manufacturing Council (CAMC) is a business alliance of Lansing area manufacturing executives and HR professionals who work together to promote industry best practices through networking with innovative and forward-thinking peers, collaboration on training, workforce development and business improvements, and outreach to Michigan’s youth to highlight the rewarding careers available in today’s advanced manufacturing enterprises.

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Peckham Recognizes Journey-women!
Peckham held a ceremony for their first graduating class of Master Craftsman Sewing Machine Operators on 2/28/18! The ceremony was energized by the clapping, hoots and hollers from Peckham staff who were cheering on their peers and friends. To top it off, Peckham has created a Wall to recognize the accomplishments of these individuals...the first of many to come. Kudos Dana Harder, Ed Terris, Dave Jackson, Jay LaNew, Mitchell Tomlinson and many more who helped put this new apprenticeship program together!

Grand Opening: Eckhart Advanced Technology Center
It is with great excitement that Eckhart is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of our Advanced Technology Center in Warren, MI.  As the new home for our autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) production, our 3D printing laboratory, and a fully integrated Industry 4.0 product showcase, we are excited to bring our suite of advanced manufacturing solutions closer to the industrial base of Southeastern Michigan.  Eckhart President & CEO Andy Storm is the Chair of the CAMC Board of Directors and has extended an invitation to all CAMC Members.



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CAMC Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration Hosts Area Robotics Teams
Posted March 07, 2019

The CAMC 2019 Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration, held at MSU's Kellogg Center, was a terrific success! Attendees enjoyed networking with their peers in the manufacturing sector, as well as education providers and workforce development practitioners who are working to create a robust talent pipeline for area manufacturers. CAMC was proud to host the robotics teams from Waverly, Mason and Stockbridge high schools at this year's event. The students showed off their amazing engineering skills and even let some of the dinner attendees drive their robots! It was a tremendous display of the young people's ingenuity and craftsmanship. The dinner also featured a lively discussion centered on the Capital Region's Talent Revolution. So much is happening in this space, from structural changes in our local school curricula, to new investments in our skilled trades training facilities, to new initiatives designed to accelerate the development of a robust talent pipeline, including the Marshall Plan for Talent, MI Bright Future and the upcoming MI CareerQuest event. The panel was an informative conversation that touched on all of these key areas. In 2019 CAMC will continue to focus on ways we can facilitate links between our manufacturing members and key partners in talent development. Click here to check out a photo gallery from the night's festivities!

Capital Region Talent Initiatives Gear Up for 2019
Posted December 27, 2018

Developing a robust talent pipeline to meet the needs of the Capital Region's manufacturing sector is a critical issue for CAMC members. That's why it is very exciting to see several workforce development initiatives moving forward as we enter the New Year. Although the Capital Region Career Links and Waverly Technology Talent Consortiums were not awarded grants in the first round of the Marshall Plan for Talent, both groups are planning to resubmit their proposals in the next round. Planning is also well underway for the MiCareerQuest Capital Area career exploration event, which aims to bring 5,000 Capital Region students to the Lansing Center in April, 2019. Add in the new MI Bright Future online platform, where manufacturers can engage their future workforce right now, and it looks like the Capital Region will make great strides in translating all the talk about talent into real results! Click any of the embedded links to learn more.
Get Ready for Mfg Day 2018!
Posted September 19, 2018

CAMC and our terrific partners are geared up and excited for Mfg Day 2018, which is set for Friday, October 5! This year nearly a thousand Capital Region students will tour two dozen participating manufacturers to get a first-hand look at the rewarding careers available in today's advanced manufacturing sector. Mfg Day 2018 is made possible by the generous support of our Gold Sponsors - Emergent Biosolutions, Spartan Motors and General Motors - and our Silver Sponsors, Alro Steel, Magna International and RSDC of Michigan. Thanks also to our terrific partners at Lansing Community College's Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Capital Area Michigan Works!, T3, City of Lansing, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Addis Enterprises, and WLNS TV-6.
CAMC Receives 2018 MW! Impact Award!
Posted January 19, 2018

Congratulations to us! CAMC is a 2018 Michigan Works! Impact Award winner!

We were nominated by the Capital Area Michigan Works! for strategic partnership and collaboration to raise the awareness of skilled trades and manufacturing jobs available to students and graduates!

The Impact Awards recognize significant economic accomplishments within our communities and showcase the impact of newly create jobs, transformational training and effective talent pipeline development.

Thank you for your commitment to CAMC!

CAMC Members Receive 1.29 Million in STTF
Posted December 21, 2017

CAMC members received $1.29 Million in workforce development grants this year through the Skilled Trades Training Funds (STTF)! That's almost double what we have received in the past 4 years! That equals a total of $3 Million...wow! Nice job CAMC members!

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Local Skills Gap Analysis
Lansing Community College (LCC) recently released a "skill gap analysis" for the Lansing Region, defined as Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Livingston, and Shiawassee counties. View the results

CAMC's Michigan Manufacturing Connect
Check out CAMC's communications campaign -- Michigan Manufacturing Connect.  Enjoy unique and high-quality videos that are designed to educate our community on the great jobs that are available in the manufacturing industry, right here in Mid-Michigan!

Michigan Manufacturing Cluster Workforce Analysis
This report analyzes several labor market measures including employment concentration, trends, and forecasts; key occupations; education program completers; and workforce demographics. 

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