CMTC MEP Mission
CMTC is affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is part of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. The MEP Program contains 60 centers across the U.S. to serve the manufacturing community. Quarterly surveys ensure full accountability and a performance scorecard of certified value for our customers.
The MEP Program is an outgrowth of the U.S. Government policy to develop and deploy technology, management and technical expertise for improving the competitiveness of manufacturing for small and medium-sized companies. These companies are critical to California, representing 90% of job growth for high-paying jobs having a 3-5 job multiplier effect in the economy. This means for every new manufacturing job created or retained, there are 3-5 supporting jobs.