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.

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 employers to identify trends and explore partnership opportunities. The virtual meeting will focus on beverage inception, creation, production, distribution and retail, to inform Strong Workforce Program engagement between colleges and employers that highlight trends and career opportunities.

Register for the Beverage Industry Advisory Meeting.

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 assurance/quality control representatives and industrial maintenance mechanics.

The movies are posted on the Edu2Mfg You Tube under the Mfg Day 2020 list of Virtual Tours. You can start watching them with the video below.

Use this link to see all the videos on the Virtual MFG DAY Tours 2020 list.

California Mobility Center will Train 500

The Sacramento City Council announced that more than $1.4 million in CARES Act funding will be used to launch the Workforce Training Career Pathways Program at the California Mobility Center (CMC). Over 500 people displaced from the labor force due to COVID-19 will access retraining through the center.

The program includes job-readiness and technical training for advanced manufacturing jobs that provide higher paying sustainable wages in a growing sector within the Sacramento region.

The CMC expects to serve as a global innovation and commercialization hub for the future mobility sector. It will also assist clean mobility startups and established entities with prototyping, testing, digitizing, manufacturing and the commercialization of new products in the clean mobility sector. Working with universities, community colleges and other organizations, the Center will identify demand for new training programs. It will also align existing programs to the requirements of the clean tech mobility industry.

“We are very grateful to the City of Sacramento for their strong support. This new workforce training program is a holistic and integrated approach to provide the future mobility sector with trained workers. Interns and students from the adult training programs, colleges and universities will work alongside the CMC, mobility startups, and other manufacturing companies in the region,” said Mark Rawson, Chief Operating Officer of CMC.

With key support from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the CMC has established strong partnerships with technical training providers and community-based organizations such as Los Rios Community College, Sacramento State University, Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy, La Familia Counseling Center, Greater Sacramento Urban League, Asian Resources Incorporated and Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative.

“The CMC is a comprehensive program that takes technology innovation to the marketplace, while creating clean, green, good paying jobs in our community,” said Arlen Orchard, SMUD CEO and Board Chair of the CMC.

“This career pathways program will ensure that residents disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, have new career opportunities and can fully benefit from the California Mobility Center and the companies it attracts to the region.”

The CARES Act funding will enable the CMC to train 500 people before the end of the year and it will facilitate the placement of up to 100 interns at local advanced manufacturing companies — paving the way for future workforce development in this emerging sector.

“The opportunities created by the CMC will ensure our region’s residents can not only re-enter the workforce but re-enter the workforce highly trained in an industry seeing an exponential future growth trajectory,” said Sacramento City Council Member, Eric Guerra. “The CMC is the perfect catalyst to get our region’s economy thriving after such challenging times.”

Virtual Tours Offered on National Manufacturing Day

As part of National Manufacturing Day on October 2, 2020, over 260 Sacramento-area college and high school students will participate in 13 virtual tours of local advanced manufacturing companies.

Across the country, manufacturers are hosting events on October 2 for National Manufacturing Day 2020. The goal is to attract students who like to create with their hands to highly paid, in-demand manufacturing careers. In addition, Manufacturing Day increases awareness of the contributions of manufacturers to the Sacramento region as well as state and national economy.

Tours are being offered by AMW Design, Garner Products, Inc., Harris & Bruno International, Kratos, Siemens Mobility and Tri Tool, among others. Fourteen schools are participating in 13 virtual tours, reaching over 260 Career Technical Education students. Presentations will be made representatives such as a manufacturing engineer, CAD/CAM design engineer, CNC operator, welder, electro mechanical technician, quality assurance/quality control and industrial maintenance mechanic.

When students can talk with employees about careers through the zoom tours, they can start to see themselves in similar roles in the future.

Connecting students to employers is critical to attracting them to work in the field, explained Dean Peckham, President, Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI).

“Sacramento is home to manufacturers of life saving medical devices, food that is shipped worldwide, robotics used in scientific exploration, components for energy saving electric vehicles and many more innovative companies that are making a positive impact on the world,” said Peckham. “When students can talk with employees about careers through the zoom tours, they can start to see themselves in similar roles in the future.”

Manufacturing professionals who are members of SME Sacramento Valley and SVMI, are working closely with educators to celebrate the national event, according to Jeff Briggs, Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing North Region, California Community Colleges, housed at Sierra College.

“Students benefit from seeing work environments and are inspired when they learn about career opportunities from those working in the industry,” said Briggs. “Virtual tours have proven to be impactful.”

SVMI is also hosting Manufacturing Day for Manufacturers on October 29.

Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Offered in Sacramento

The Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) is partnering with the Charles A. Jones (CAJ) Career and Education Center in Sacramento to offer a Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship program. The first session starts November 5 and is a 90 hour program held over five weeks. Seven sessions will run from January through September 2021. Currently they plan remote education followed with lab work when it is allowed.

Participants register with both CAJ and Cal Jobs, a process that can take 2-4 weeks. The cost is $500 and that is refunded by Cal Jobs in proportion with attendance. Look at the CAJ Catalog section about the pre-apprenticeship.

Learn more at the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center website; it is a public adult school operated by the Sacramento City Unified School District. Below are the planned topics:

  • Intro to Advanced Manufacturing
  • Additive Processes
  • Subtractive Processes
  • Forming Processes
  • Joining Processes
  • Soft Products, Sewing, Textiles
  • Surface Finishing Processes
  • Manufacturing Support Systems
  • Manufacturing Safety
  • Use of Basic Hand Tools &
  • Components and Terminology
  • Critical Thinking and Proper
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways

Adv Mfg Classes Start August 2020

Employers are hiring people with advanced manufacturing skills who can learn on the job and are interested in expanding their skills through community college classes, certificates and degrees. In the Sacramento region, Sacramento City College, Sierra College and Yuba College have courses starting in August 2020, from August 19 to 29.

Download the Advanced Manufacturing Essential Careers flyer with Sacramento area classes to share

Sacramento City College — Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/Technician Training

  • IMMT 120 Technical Documentation and Communication
  • IMMT 121 Industrial Mechanics I
  • IMMT 130 Technical Calculations
  • IMMT 140 OSHA 10 General Safety – IIPP
  • IMMT 230 Industrial Electricity I
  • IMMT 240 Industrial Fluid Power I
  • IMMT 250 Industrial Control Systems I
  • IMMT 252 Industrial Control Systems II

Sierra College – Advanced Manufacturing (CNC)

  • ADVM 0062 CAD/CAM using Fusion 360 and Machining Theory
  • ADVM 0063 Intro to laser, water jet, plasma cutting, assembly and forming. Turn 2D sheets into 3D functional parts.
  • ADVM 0064 Focusing on Plasma cutting and 2D cutting techniques
  • ADVM 0066 CNC machining and inspection
  • ADVM 0067 Advanced CNC machining and inspection

Yuba College – Manufacturing Technology/Machining

  • DRAFT 30 Technical Drawing with AutoCAD
  • MFGT 20 Principles of Machine Shop
  • MFGT 21 Intermediate Machine Shop
  • MFGT 60 Problems in Manufacturing Technology
  • MFGT 62 Advanced Machine Shop
  • WELD 30 or 10 Gas Welding or Introduction to Arc Welding

Virtual Institute on Attracting Women to Skilled Manufacturing Careers – Sept. 15-16

Discuss best practices for hiring, training, and retaining women and help the manufacturing industry build a more robust talent pipeline.

Learn more

Register

 Tuesday, September 15

Why Women: The Importance of Women to the Manufacturing Sector

Hear from federal officials and national and local leaders about the impact women workers have had and can have in the manufacturing sector. Then, catch an honest discussion between tradeswomen and employers as they strategize collective solutions for recruiting and retaining women in manufacturing. 

Wednesday, September 16

What Works: Recruiting and Retaining Women in Manufacturing

Learn how to address implicit bias in application and assessment practices and how to create an equitable preparatory/pre-apprenticeship program. Then, understand the experiences of women of color in manufacturing, and gain practical skills in understanding microaggressions and becoming an ally in support of tradeswomen’s success.

Join JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based LearningChicago Women in the Trades, and West Virginia Women Work Inc. on September 15 and 16, 2020 for a virtual institute on hiring and supporting women in manufacturing careers.

This free Introduction to Equity and Inclusion event will provide manufacturing industry leaders with a unique opportunity to learn about best practices and hear from federal officials, national leaders and tradeswomen about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. 

This event is hosted by JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Chicago Women in the Trades and West Virginia Women Work, Inc. It is made possible by an Industry Partner Intermediary contract with the U.S. Department of Labor.

SVMI Virtual Manufacturing Career Day – Oct. 2

To inspire students to consider manufacturing careers, Sacramento area businesses are hosting virtual tours and giving presentations to classes in celebration of National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2. This event is being sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Manufacturers Initiative (SVMI).

The goal is to connect employers with the rising generation of students and expose them to career options related to manufacturing, explained Steve Dicus, Advanced Manufacturing North Region, California Community Colleges.  “Each presentation will be a standalone event,” said Dicus.  “The 45-minute sessions will show where the presenters work and some of the typical tools they use, as well as include a discussion of typical tasks and daily activities.  In addition, the presenters will address the pay range for their particular careers, the training and certification needed, and future outlook for these careers.”

The presenters include:

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Technical Tester
  • Process Engineer
  • Welder
  • Quality Assurance & Inspection
  • CNC machine operator

Additionally, the presenters are being asked to share:

  • What made you interested in this career?

  • What was your path to getting to this position?

  • What was the most helpful class in school and why?

  • What is the best advice for someone getting into this career?

Instructors should contact Steve Dicus if they’d like to participate in these live presentations on October 2. There will be morning and afternoon sessions.

The National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute are the sponsors of National Manufacturing Day across the United States.