-   Bishop-Wisecarver , a certified woman-owned manufacturer based in San Francisco, will see an executive work alongside California Governor Jerry Brown. Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver, was named to Governor Brown’s California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB) Wednesday. Kan is one of thirsty private sector leaders selected to the board that the governor described as “California’s brightest business, labor and education leaders”.

The CWIB was developed to work as partners with the Governor’s office in hope of putting Californians back to work. California is currently experiencing 10.7 percent unemployment and the board will focus on “paving the way for businesses to obtain skilled workers” in hope of lowering this statistic. Members of the board will have influence over policy decisions, specifically related to economic development and job growth.

Kan, who presides over a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, will focus on manufacturing during her time on the board. “It’s important that we close the skills gap,” Kan said. “So that the manufacturing of today and tomorrow has workers with relevant abilities”.

Bishop-Wisecarver is an NAM Member and Pamela Kan currently serves on the NAM Board of Directors. The Manufacturing Institute congratulates Pamela and wishes her and the CWIB the best with their work.

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