Watch for the specifics about planned webinars that will be of interest to manufacturing educators being offered by the Community Colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties. They include AutoDesk, Smart Manufacturing, Automation, Health & Manufacturing and Industry Collaboration. The first program begins in February. For information, contact Monica Rosas.
The DEWALT Trades Scholarship program is awarding up to 20 — $10,000 scholarships to students pursing majors in various trade fields. To apply, students must:
- Be high school seniors, graduates or undergraduates
- Plan to pursue a degree/certificate in trade fields that align with Maker goals, such as, construction, motor/power sector, mechanics or technology
- Plan to attend full-time at a two-year college or vocational-technical school in the 2021-2022 academic year
- Have or had a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
Gain ideas from the Sacramento State University Mechanical Engineering students’ end-of-semester presentations. Sacramento State is making the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student and Senior Design Showcase examples available online.
On Wednesday, December 2, the ME Graduate Student Showcase included five minute student poster presentations. The names of students and the titles of their poster presentations are available here.
On Friday, December 11, Sacramento State is holding the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Showcase. The link to a recorded presentation for ME 190 and ME 191 projects will be posted on the department website.
Both Yuba and Sierra Colleges are offering in person advanced manufacturing labs because this is considered an essential profession.
Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing spring courses:
- ADVM 0062 – Introduction to CAD/CAM
- ADVM 0063 – Design 2-D Mfg of 3-D Objects
- ADVM 0064 – Computer-Aided 2D Design
- ADVM 0066 – CNC Machining Level 1
- ADVM 0067 – CNC Machining Level 2
Sierra College also offers welding, mechatronics, engineering and drafting and engineering support.
Yuba College spring manufacturing courses include:
- Prin Machine Shp MFGT-20-M0460
- Interm Machine Shop MFGT-21-M5977
- Comp Num Control MFGT-34-M0461
- CAM MFGT-35-M7522
- Prob Manufact Tech MFGT-60-M7523
- Advanced Machine Shop MFGT-62-M4642
Yuba College also offers welding and drafting courses.
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.
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.
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 was shared, information was provided about how educators can access virtual servers and there was a discussion on how education labs are handling partial reopening.
Join Shop Talk: The next Edu2Mfg Shop Talk will be on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 PM. 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.
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.
Sierra College has started construction to renovate the “N” building on campus. As a result, Mechatronics, and Drafting and Engineering Support (DES) will relocate to the same facility as Welding and Advanced Manufacturing, making it easier for Applied Technologies students and faculty to collaborate. The project, funded through Strong Workforce, is expected to be complete at the end of the year.