Entries by Karen

Perry Campbell of SwissMak to Speak Nov. 17

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Sierra College will host a Virtual Mentor Night on November 17 from 5:30 to 7 PM. Perry Campbell, CEO of SwissMak, an entrepreneur who developed a new CNC hybrid mill-turn center, will be the featured speaker. Through the Affiliate Mentor Program (AMP), local experts mentor budding entrepreneurs with immediate […]

CA Mobility Center Connects Employers to Interns

In partnership with the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) and other community organizations, the CA Mobility Center is piloting a Career Pathways Program in electric mobility and manufacturing and seeks employers to offer internships.  Thanks to the City of Sacramento and CARES Act, funding is currently available to offset the cost of the program. These costs […]

Valley Vision Reports on Manufacturing Day

The following article from the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) appeared in the Valley Vision 21st Century Workforce News – October 2020: (https://www.valleyvision.org/wp-content/uploads/SVMI_ManufacturingDay2020_VirtualTours.pdf) SVMI Members and Partners Give Virtual Tours on National Manufacturing Day As part of National Manufacturing Day on October 2, 2020, there were 474 college and high school students, who participated in […]

Mitigating COVID-19 – CMTC Webinar for Manufacturers Nov. 18

CMTC is presenting “Top Strategies for Mitigating COVID-19’s Toll on the Economy“ During this Nov. 18 webinar, CMTC answers – What exactly is happening with manufacturing across the state? And, how do we prepare for what comes next? Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) staff economists will offer guidance to California manufacturers in mitigating […]

Now Students can use Fusion 360® on Chromebooks™

Using Chromebooks™, students can now access Fusion 360®, announced Autodesk®. Any student, educator or design competition mentor with a Chromebook™, an Autodesk® account and an educational subscription can access the service. For more information, please refer to Autodesk’s FAQ. If you would like to provide students with access to Fusion 360® on their Chromebooks™, please email Autodesk representative, Di […]

October Shop Talk Provided Resources

On October 20, 2020, there were 18 participants on the Shop Talk zoom meeting. They discussed the results of Manufacturing Day and announced the Breakfast with a Manufacturer series that will continue virtual tours throughout the year. In addition, the Autodesk team described new developments to support educators during the pandemic, the new Edu2Mfg website […]

Attend the Beverage Industry Advisory Meeting on November 5

Beverage Industries will hold a cross sector advisory meeting for the greater Sacramento region on November 5 from 2-4 PM. The topic is Beverage Industries: Challenges & Opportunities, a Cross-Sector Workforce. The Fall Regional Advisory will feature new labor market information from the Centers of Excellence at Los Rios and a panel discussion of leading industry […]

Watch Virtual Manufacturing Tours

On National Manufacturing Day — October 2, 2020, nine Sacramento manufacturing professionals delivered 14 virtual presentations to provide hundreds of students with insights into the industry. Students appreciated hearing first hand from these representatives on how they navigated their career paths. Speakers included manufacturing engineers, CAD/CAM design engineers, CNC operators, welders, electro mechanical technicians, quality […]

Industry Advisory Meet Oct. 16

Industry partners are invited to an Advisory Meeting to discuss workforce trends, challenges and initiatives in California for developing technicians and helping to close the skill gap. Who Should Attend: Industry and Business stakeholders to share in the discussion. Faculty, Deans and Administrators representing the Workforce Development and Career Technical Training Departments of the California […]

Introduction to Equity & Inclusion

JFF has posted recordings of a two-day virtual institute to provide manufacturing industry leaders with a unique opportunity to learn about best practices for hiring and retaining women.  Women in Skilled Manufacturing Apprenticeships & Careers: An Introduction To Equity and Inclusion  The event was hosted by JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Chicago Women […]