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Sierra College Hosts Training for Manufacturing Teachers

On Saturday, May 22, the North Regional California Community College Advanced Manufacturing initiative (Edu2Mfg) brought together eight high school and community college instructors came together at an approved gathering in the Sierra College Mechatronics lab . Emerging from the government imposed restrictions, participants expressed delight to be attending the in-person training after suffering from a […]

Sierra College Mechatronics Career Fair Held at Harris & Bruno

The Sierra College Mechatronics career fair was held on May 21 at Harris & Bruno International in Roseville. Students had an opportunity to talk with many Sacramento area manufacturing companies to learn about employment openings. Tony Osladil, Mechatronics Department Chair, Sierra College, reported that industry partners responded positively to the event. “Despite our reduced number […]

Considering dual enrollment?

Jeff Briggs, Regional Director, California Community Colleges Advanced Manufacturing North Region, works as a liaison between high school teachers and college programs. If you have questions about dual enrollment, Jeff can help. As a workforce development solution, dual enrollment shortens the time it takes for a student to start a manufacturing career and fill the […]

Edu2Mfg Newsletter for May 2021

In the May 2021 newsletter, find out about the new SVMA manufacturing apprenticeship, Autodesk design challenge, Sierra College Mechatronics training for employers and the results of the manufacturing career fair. This edition includes other information on college grants, new certificate in Manufacturing Technology at Folsom Lake College and professional development opportunities. Read the Edu2Mfg May […]

Manufacturing Workforce is a Huge Challenge says CNN

According to a May 4, 2021 CNN Business article, American factories are desperate for workers and it’s estimated to be a $1 trillion problem. “Demand for goods is skyrocketing as the US economy reopens from the pandemic. But there’s a big problem: American factories can’t find enough people to do the work.” Read in CNN […]

April 2021 Newsletter for Manufacturers and Educators

In the April Advanced Manufacturing newsletter, learn about the impact Chris Potts of Kratos had on students at Consumnes Oaks High School. Also, a new manufacturing apprenticeship developed by the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Alliance has been approved by the Department of Labor. In addition, find out about upcoming advisory meetings, career fairs, presentations and professional […]

New Manufacturing Apprenticeship Approved

The Department of Labor has approved a new manufacturing apprenticeship program developed by the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Alliance. The program includes eight levels of apprenticeship competency and combines college coursework with on-the-job training. The skills include: Machining Safety ProcessCNC Machine Preventive MaintenanceProcess PlanningComputer Aided DesignComputer Aided Machining, Turning And MillingWorkholding Design And QualificationCNC Machine Set-UpTool […]