Manufacturing Cares Offers Free 90 Hours of Training and Internship

Manufacturing Cares, a collaboration between The Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center, SVMI, Sacramento COVID Relief Workforce Recovery Program and the CARES Act, is providing training for those considering the manufacturing field. The free program includes:
90 hours of intensive training
Five instructional weeks
A paid internship working in the manufacturing industry

Participants will learn OSHA-10 safety practices, forklift operation and gain an introduction to advanced manufacturing. The goal is to produce program graduates equipped with skills for entry-level work in manufacturing. They are also seeking employers interested in offering internships. Learn more at the Manufacturing Cares website.

Students Inspired by Virtual “Breakfast with a Manufacturer”

After the positive response to virtual manufacturing tours on National Manufacturing Day, we are now offering monthly “Breakfast with a Manufacturer” online events. The first offering on November 19 featured Cal Reynolds, President of Snowline Engineering, in Cameron Park. Pete Delosa’s Introduction to Design Engineering class at Golden Sierra Junior-Senior High School in Garden Valley participated.

The monthly presentation is co-sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) and the California Community Colleges North Region Advanced Manufacturing initiative to increase high school students’ awareness of manufacturing careers. Reynolds spent about 25 minutes speaking about his career path in manufacturing, followed by 15 minutes answering students’ questions.

Students appreciated how forthright he was in saying that he hadn’t been a good student in high school. He indicated that if it weren’t for a ROP teacher who took an interest in him and his mechanical abilities, he probably wouldn’t have graduated on time.

Reynolds recalled that the ROP teacher helped get him a job in a machine shop where he began by deburring parts. Over time, he learned to make the parts while operating manual manufacturing machines. It wasn’t until years later, at the age of 39, that Reynolds got his Mechanical Engineering degree from Sacramento State University.

About 20 years ago, Reynolds had the opportunity to buy Snowline Engineering and now is the President of the company. With more than 45 employees, Snowline Engineering manufactures parts for companies such as Space X, Siemens and Honeywell.

When asked what classes he suggested students take while in school, Reynolds encouraged those interested in a manufacturing careers to focus on math and physical science classes. Additionally, he strongly recommended that all students take any class related to technology, since he anticipates that many future careers will require employees to be actively engaged in some form of digital technology.

Shop Talk – Creative Solutions to Arranging High School Internships

During the November 2020 Shop Talk, Derek Lee with PilotCity described how they’ve been successful in setting up internships for high school students in San Leandro and other Bay Area cities. Students build hands-on projects in the classroom to address real problems faced by businesses and submit prototypes to the companies for consideration. Students are awarded internships to execute the project for the businesses.

Join Shop Talk: The next Edu2Mfg Shop Talk will be on Tuesday, January 12 at 3:30 PM. Instructors will discuss how to host an effective advisory meeting online and share best practices to engage employers during the remote sessions. To join these Shop Talk calls, please Click Here to request access and/or get on the list for future notifications.
Watch Shop Talk: Previous recorded Shop Talk calls are available on the Edu2Mfg website.
Resources: See List of Shop Talk Resources on the website.

CMTC Food and Beverage & Smart Manufacturing Webinars

Improving Food & Beverage Inspection with Automated Machine Vision

December 8 at 10:30 – 11:30 AM PT

Find out how machine vision can help Food & Beverage manufacturers gain real, measurable metrics.

Register now 

Smart Manufacturing Playbook: The First Steps for Implementation

December 17 a 10:30 – 11:30 AM PT

Learn how to implement smart manufacturing with just enough technology to yield results.

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Global Entrepreneurship Program Features CNC Inventor

Perry Campbell, CEO of SwissMak, was the featured speaker for Sierra College’s Global Entrepreneurship Week mentor night. Over 60 attended, watching the mill in action, meeting his staff, touring his facility and asking many questions of the team based in Taiwan. Campbell was a student who benefited from mentoring and resources to set up operations in Taiwan to manufacture the CNC hybrid mill-turn center he invented. At Sierra College, the Affiliate Mentor Program (AMP) is a team of local experts who mentor budding entrepreneurs by commenting on start-up pitches and providing access to resources at no charge. More information on Mentor Night.

You can watch the SwissMak Tour here; it starts at minute 14.

Sacramento Manufacturing Education November News Published

The November 2020 issue of the Edu2Mfg newsletter announces new resources for educators, summarizes National Manufacturing Day virtual tours, lists advisory meetings and industry webinars and offers other information relevant to instructors teaching advanced manufacturing courses.

Read the Education to Manufacturing November 2020 issue

Upcoming activities:

Nov. 5 – 2-4 PM Regional Cross-Sector Workforce Advisory Meeting Greater Sacramento Region Beverage Industries

Nov. 17 – 3:30 PM — Edu2Mfg Shop Talk please Click Here to request access

Nov. 17 – 5:30 – 7 PM – Sierra College Hosts Virtual Mentor Night with speaker Perry Campbell, CEO of SwissMak, a new CNC hybrid mill-turn center. Zoom Link

Nov. 18 – 11 AM – noon CMTC: Top Strategies for Mitigating COVID-19’s Toll on the Economy: Guidance for California Manufacturers Register

New Virtual “Breakfast with a Manufacturer” Starts in November

With virtual tours being so successful on National Manufacturing Day, October 2, the regional Education to Manufacturing project will partner with SVMI and SME Sacramento Valley to offer monthly “Breakfast with a Manufacturer” remote events for college and high school classes.

The first presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 17. Cal Reynolds, President of Snowline Engineering, Cameron Park will present. Snowline Engineering is a state of the art manufacturing business enterprise which specializes in precision machining and sheet metal, fabrication and assembly.

The first school to participate will be Pete Delosa’s Introduction to Design Engineering class at Golden Sierra Junior-Senior High School in Garden Valley. The virtual tour and session will be recorded and made available to other teachers.

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 include technical assistance for employers and intern salaries. The internships are expected to be a minimum of 120 hours. Interns will be ready for placement as early as November.

The program provides students with job-readiness and basic technical training for electric mobility and manufacturing occupations as well as an internship.

More information for employers here.

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 COVID-19’s toll, provide an expert outlook on COVID-19’s impact on California manufacturing; and, CMTC will offer mitigation strategies for how to offset the harm done by this pandemic. Register now. 

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 Jin.