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  1. East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (EBAMP)

    When I mention that I work in the manufacturing industry, many people are genuinely surprised. They don’t realize manufacturing is still an incredibly large and growing – yes, growing – industry that is desperately trying to find enough workers to fill current and projected openings and the wages and benefits are usually higher than average.
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  2. Industrial Careers Pathway

    Industrial Careers Pathway
    “What are your plans after graduation?” It’s a question heard often this time of year as high school students are finishing tests, signing yearbooks and making plans for the next chapter in their lives. Do they choose college, tech school, career or travel? Do they have enough information to help make such choices?
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  3. Q&A with FTC Team – The TigerBots

    Q&A with FTC Team  – The TigerBots
    Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a proud sponsor of the FIRST® robotics program and, in addition to providing in-kind donations totaling between $150-250K, we also sponsor four regional student teams. In today’s blog, we feature The TigerBots, FTC Team 7593, of Notre Dame High School located in Belmont, California.
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  4. Q&A with FRC Team 692 – The Fembots

    Q&A with FRC Team 692 – The Fembots
    Bishop-Wisecarver Group is a proud sponsor of the FIRST® robotics program and, in addition to providing in-kind donations totaling between $150-250K, we also sponsor four regional student teams. In today’s blog, we feature Coach Peter Strawn of St. Francis Catholic High School FRC Team 692, The Fembots, located in Sacramento, California.
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  5. Bishop-Wisecarver Strike Out Cancer

    Bishop-Wisecarver Strike Out Cancer
    Strikes, spares and gutter balls mixed with laughter, competition and team spirit to raise $4000 in the fight against cancer!
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  6. Bishop-Wisecarver Scores Big

    Bishop-Wisecarver Scores Big
    More than 115 million viewers are expected to watch Super Bowl 50 this weekend. The annual game is a highlight for many football fans who spend the day eating, watching game interviews and cheering on their favorite team. Not many people can track one of their most famous inventions to watching a football game, but Bud Wisecarver is clearly not like most people.
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  7. Sites and Sounds from Manufacturing Day 2015

    Sites and Sounds from Manufacturing Day 2015
    “This place looks totally different than I expected.”
    “I didn’t realize there were so many different types of jobs.”
    “That could be my starting salary? No way!”
    “There are how many job openings?”
    “This is fun. I could do this job.”

    These questions and comments could be heard throughout our manufacturing site earlier this month as Bishop-Wisecarver again participated in the national Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) event.
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  8. Celebrating 65 Years of Service

    Since 1950, Bishop-Wisecarver has grown tremendously in terms of staff, our product offerings and the milestones we've achieved. As we approach the 65th anniversary this month, we are reflecting on how this all started and look forward to a future of continued growth.
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  9. Q&A with FRC Team 692 – The Fembots, Team Captain Allison Oliveros

    Q&A with FRC Team 692 – The Fembots, Team Captain Allison Oliveros
    “The FIRST program provides teenagers who are 1-4 years away from adulthood with a highly interactive and influential program that could pave the way to potential and stable career options.”
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  10. California’s Secret Sauce—What’s the Recipe?

    California’s Secret Sauce—What’s the Recipe?
    In addition to being chairman of the California Manufacturing and Technology Association Executive Committee, I have the honor of serving on the National Association of Manufacturers board of directors. During the spring board meetings of both organizations, there was a general sense of optimism for the state of manufacturing in our country and California. Nationally, the manufacturing base has grown by 7.5 percent. Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 26th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 69th consecutive month, according to the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business.
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