Free Employment Law Webinar to Navigate COVID-19

What: Complimentary COVID-19 webinar with employment attorney Ann Wicks, who will take questions during the program.

When: Monday, April 27 from 1-2 PM

Why: To support employers in keeping up with new COVID-19 regulations.

How: Register here for the Employment Law Webinar on April 27. After registering, you’ll receive an email about how to join the webinar.

About the webinar:

Wicks will cover the most recent regulations, new laws and guidance issued by the government in response to COVID-19. Participants can ask questions about furloughs, layoffs and other operational issues they face during this crisis. Wicks will provide the latest developments on Emergency COVID-19 Sick Leave and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The webinar includes insights on other impacts on business operations and employee management resulting from the pandemic.

“I am monitoring all of the changes as the week progresses and incorporating them into the webinar,” said Wicks.  “Because the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) continues to be an area with a lot of questions, the first half of the webinar focuses on that. I’m building the common questions that I’m receiving into the discussion.  During the second half, we pivot to the other areas where new regulations or guidance have been issued and take questions as we go.”

About Wicks:

Wicks has over 25 years of experience assisting employers in all aspects of employment and labor law.  A former partner at Littler Mendelson, and of counsel at Cooley Godward, Wicks has broad-based industry experience.

Workforce Development:

  • As part of the California Community College Economic and Workforce Development Program, Sierra College and Butte College provide cost-effective employer upskill training in their regions.
  • Professional development offerings include the new Remote Worker Webinar, Virtual Team series, communication, computer skills, supervisory development, welding, mechatronics and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) training.
  • For profit businesses can apply for the State of California Employment Training Panel funding to subsidize costs.

Learn More: Contact Sierra College Training Project Coordinator Tanya Hanrihan or go to Sierra College Training.

Autodesk Office Hours and Webinars

Thanks to Di Jin, Account manager, Autodesk Education Experiences, for making these additional resources available to advanced manufacturing teachers. There are several upcoming webinars as well as recorded webinars.

Office Hours for CCC Faculty: 2-3pm every Tuesday: https://autodesk.zoom.us/j/268525532

Office Hours for CCC Students: 3-4pm every Thursday: https://autodesk.zoom.us/j/613121153

Why you should use Fusion 360 in Academia

Spend less time teaching “picks & clicks” and more time teaching engineering fundamentals with Fusion 360, an integrated CAD/CAM/CAE cloud-based platform

Presenters: Gaby Waldman-Fried and Gregg Stoklosa

Date/Time: Thursday April 16th 3pm EDT

                             Watch the recording:  https://autodesk.zoom.us/rec/share/usJSc4Hw901IHZHx4RiYA59xAY_beaa81iYd-qIFmoMssR1paUyzwlvYvQA11f8

Using Fusion Team to Manage a Virtual Classroom

Fusion Team provides students and educators a platform that facilitates ongoing learning and collaboration. Students can work on projects together and educators can easily share course materials and CAD files with students

Presenters: Dan Banach and Di Jin

Date/Time: Monday April 20th 1pm EDT

Watch the recording: https://autodesk.zoom.us/rec/share/15xzDO2gy1lJeNLf8X3DArcjPbT1eaa8hCcd_PNfmEj8rkiHGjV-NOCCr42gEOuP

Best Practices for Teaching Fusion Online

From “flip the classroom” to asynchronous teaching, Fusion 360 can help you adapt your classroom to a virtual setting. Fusion has lots of online learning resources available for free to educators and students.

Presenters: Di Jin and Jared Vanscoder

Date/Time: Tuesday April 21st 1pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yIvK9pNjTku9aKTsQQLY3Q

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/95787817451

5 Tips to Use Fusion to Make Grading Easy

Seamless collaboration tools make it easy for students work on projects and for you to have access to their work at every step of the way.

Presenters: Fab Clayton and Gaby Waldman-Fried

Date/Time: Friday April 24th 12pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wozXrDcJSuSDIDxdLcPgiw

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/91848298429

Best Practices for Keeping Students Engaged in Virtual Learning (with Faculty Guests)

Engagement in the classroom has a direct correlation with student success. We will cover how to keep students engaged in a virtual setting while teaching CAD/CAM/CAE. Guest faculty will share best practices and time will be reserved for open forum discussions.

Presenters: Fab Clayton and Jason Roth

Date/Time: Tuesday April 28th 1pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1MCPdqzYSEydUKzlVlAwDg

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/96802315436

Transitioning to Fusion for Secondary

Fusion 360 is a cloud based, collaborative CAD/CAM/CAE platform widely used in secondary, post-secondary and industry. This session will help you become familiar with Fusion 360’s design techniques that will grow with your student’s knowledge of design and engineering.

Presenters: Dan Banach and Di Jin

Date/Time: Thursday April 30th 2pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TicagIaWTp6WXNrC2dpviA

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/93453349043

Tips and Tricks for Transitioning to Fusion CAD

If you come from a SolidWorks (or other CAD) background, this session will help you become familiar with Fusion 360’s workspaces and new modeling paradigms to accelerate your design workflows.

Presenters: Gaby Waldman-Fried and Gregg Stoklosa

Date/Time: Monday May 4th 1pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rM-R_wjDSm26HSpcd49QLw

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/91540006457

Generative Design

Generative Design is cutting edge design exploration technology available within Fusion 360. This tool enables students to quickly generate high-performing design alternatives—many that they’d never think of on their own—from a single idea.

Presenters: John Peros and Jared Vanscoder

Date/Time: Wednesday May 6th 3pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E6qhmQzRRTSefYL-GoEFQQ

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/91836973606

Tips and Tricks for Transitioning to Fusion CAM

If you come from a MasterCam (or other CAM) background, this session will help you become familiar with Fusion 360’s interface and programming style to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

Presenters: John Peros and Jason Roth

Date/Time: Tuesday May 12th 1pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BAbz0DozSqC30fLUWfRGnw

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/93775084580

How to Teach GD&T Using Fusion 360

Fusion 360 has specific tools available to help teach GD&T and get students up and running quickly creating drawings and documentation.

Presenters: Fab Clayton and Gaby Waldman-Fried

Date/Time: Friday May 15th 12pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iLfiRKKcS2unHdsmO9F2GQ

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/94339915170

Teaching your Students to Model Efficiently in Fusion 360

Learn about specific top-down assembly workflows in Fusion 360. Best practices will ensure maximum performance and clean assembly files.

Presenters: Fab Clayton and Gaby Waldman-Fried

Date/Time: Wednesday May 20th 12pm EDT

Register: https://autodesk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KrzwyOCJTGizOEn0kPXcpg

Attend: https://autodesk.zoom.us/s/93957860843

US Homeland Security Selects Essential Manufacturing

The United States Department of Homeland Security has identified these critical manufacturing sectors as essential. Read more information of the Homeland Security website. Some of the information below was re-posted from the website:

  • Primary Metals Manufacturing
    • Iron and Steel Mills and Ferro Alloy Manufacturing
    • Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
    • Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing
  • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Engine and Turbine Manufacturing
    • Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
    • Earth Moving, Mining, Agricultural, and Construction Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
    • Electric Motor Manufacturing
    • Transformer Manufacturing
    • Generator Manufacturing
  • Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
    • Vehicles and Commercial Ships Manufacturing
    • Aerospace Products and Parts Manufacturing
    • Locomotives, Railroad and Transit Cars, and Rail Track Equipment Manufacturing

“Products made by these manufacturing industries are essential to many other critical infrastructure sectors. The Critical Manufacturing Sector focuses on the identification, assessment, prioritization, and protection of nationally significant manufacturing industries within the sector that may be susceptible to manmade and natural disasters.”

Manufacturing Medical Supply Registry

Manufacturers can now register with the State of California indicating an interest in producing medical supplies. The website has an easy to complete form enabling businesses to indicate their capabilities to help during the pandemic. To address COVID-19, the state has identified the most critical medical and emergency equipment. NOTE: Individuals should go to their local contacts rather than use this website for companies.

Go to: State of California COVID-19 Medical Supply Contributions.

Manufacturing can register their capabilities regarding the following items:

Ventilators Face Shields (Disposable) Goggles N95 Respirators (Disposable) Coveralls (Hospitals and EMS) Examination Gloves Surgical Masks
Surgical or Exam Gowns
Hand Sanitizer Wipes
Swabs Test Kits Viral Testing Media
Other

Teacher Resources from Autodesk

Edu2Mfg appreciates Di Jin, Account Manager, Autodesk Education Experiences team, sharing these resources with advanced manufacturing teachers in Sacramento area colleges and high schools. 

CTE Coalition Supports Manufacturing Education

With COVID-19 closing schools, college and high school Career Technical Education instructors are seeking new ways to teach hands-on skills. Industry partners have quickly responded by making valuable on-line resources available. The CTE Coalition, a group of manufacturing industry leaders, have come through with a one-stop website linked to teaching tools. Through this resource, you’ll find teaching tools from:

  • Autodesk
  • AWS
  • camInstructor
  • Caterpillar
  • HAAS
  • NC3
  • NCCER
  • Sandvik
  • SkillsUSA
  • SME/Tooling U

To learn more, go to CTE Coalition.

How to Make Masks to Help Your Community

Makers & Manufacturers are Collaborating to Produce Masks and Shields for Care Providers – OpShieldsUp & Cabrillo College

OpShieldsUp is working with with Masks for Docs and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society. Makers and manufacturers have formed Operation Shields Up to produce Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for front-line care providers, in response to the pandemic. The group is based in Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College makerspace in Rocklin. The PPE shields are 100% donation based and not for sale.

How to help – OpShieldsUp is looking for:

  • Those who can 3D print parts to support the effort
  • Financial donations to support the effort
  • Donations of supplies and materials
  • Experts in sourcing materials, administration and manufacturing
  • Donations of food for the volunteers
  • Volunteers to make, sanitize, assemble and pack PPEs in Rocklin

Makerspace at Cabrillo College Producing Masks

In the college makerspace, Payson McNett, Cabrillo College Art Studio instructor and director of Digital Fabrication, is producing masks to protect those on the front lines of the pandemic. The 3-D printed mask has a snap-in section for medical grade filtration materials that can be changed out as needed. The designs for these PPE masks are posted on the Billings Clinic Foundation website. For prototypes or help with designs, please contact Payson McNett at Cabrillo College.

Teacher Shop Talk Reveals Online Instruction Tools

Shop Talk, a video conference call facilitated by Edu2Mfg’s Steve Dicus, has become a beneficial resource during the pandemic. Suddenly, teachers have to find innovative ways to engage hands-on students remotely, without the benefit of the usual labs and classrooms.

As they learn new online teaching methods, the advanced manufacturing and CTE instructors are helping each other by sharing their methods and resources. The community of teachers has grown even stronger during the COVID-19 crisis. The group has steadily increased to 23 participants on the recent call.

During one Edu2Mfg Shop Talk, Dan Turner, Welding instructor, Yuba College, described how he is using Miller Electric ™ Open Book. In addition to welding, it provides material on safety, blue print reading, basic electricity, introduction to metal, measuring and more. Instructors can set up quizzes and track students’ results. 

Turner also showed how he is using Kahoot.com as a way to use gamification to engage students. Instructables.com was another online tool mentioned in the discussion.

In addition, several call participants shared the challenges of students having chrome books and the need to access CAD and other programs in the cloud, and what they are doing to help students, such as using Tinkercad & AutoCAD®.

Join Shop Talk: The next Shop Talk will be on Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30 PM. Instructors interested in joining these Shop Talk calls or reviewing the recorded calls, please Click Here to request access and/or get on the list for future notifications.

Can Your 3D Printers Support Coronavirus Efforts?

MatterHackers has made a call out to those with 3D printers to support the national Coronavirus response

Learn More at the MatterHackers Covid19 Additive Manufacturing Response – USA

MatterHackers is developing a registry of those with 3D printers who can be part of the national effort fighting coronavirus, according to Mara Hitner, director, Business Development.

“MatterHackers is vetting designs with medical professionals, and once we settle on one that will be useful, we will be coordinating logistics of materials and shipping to help the growing army of volunteers put their 3D printers to good use,” wrote Hitner. “If you’re interested in using your printers to help, or if you have contacts who need help, please do register so that I can match you with opportunities.”