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.

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.

October Shop Talk Provided Resources

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.

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.

October 2020 Edu2Mfg Newsletter

The focus of this edition was October Manufacturing Day and other events to be held during the month. Other news:

  • The Charles A. Jones (CAJ) Career and Education Center in Sacramento is offering a Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship in partnership with the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI)
  • California Mobility Center to Offer Advanced Manufacturing Training
  • Yuba and Sierra Colleges Offer In-person Manufacturing Labs
  • During Shop Talk, participants discussed how to attract women to manufacturing classes and careers
  • Other professional development events

Read the October 2020 Newsletter.

Sierra College Applied Technologies to Locate in Renovated Building

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.