TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce in partnership with The City of Temecula, Southwest Economic Development Corporation, Abbott, EMD Millipore, International Rectifier, Optiforms, and Pacific Barcode held successful summer internship programs through the Southwest California Manufacturing Council (SCMC).
This summer internship program targeted the non-college bound student population at Chaparral High School in Temecula. Throughout the months of June and July six interns participated in this internship program. These interns learned all facets of manufacturing, including being involved in hands-on training in which they were able to assess their personal interest and abilities.
The skills that these interns had learned in the classroom were able to be applied in a real-world setting and all left with invaluable skills and industry knowledge. The SCMC would like to continue to give back to the community and enhance local workforce by pursuing the program again next year.
The Southwest California Manufacturing Council includes representation from a diverse and expansive group of the area’s manufacturing sector. Objectives of the council include business strategies, management leadership techniques, connections, manufacturing operation concepts, and a forum for sharing ideas and practices. The SCMC is an exclusive council for manufactures only and is currently seeking participation from representatives in regional and local manufacturing companies.
(Phil Peretz, accepting the award on behalf of Pacific Barcode, Inc.)