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.

Manufacturing Educator Resources

As high school and college educators are adapting to delivering Career Technical Education virtually, many organizations across the state are developing resources lists to help them. Thanks to our partners for sharing this information, suggesting manufacturing simulation tools, discussing online learning methods, providing links to videos of modern manufacturing and giving links to career exploration tools.

Bay Area Mfg Careers – K-16 DISCUSSION FORUM (Online Learning)

Bay Area Mfg Careers – MFG Resources

California Virtual Campus

CACT Online Resources for CTE Education

CTE Distance Learning Resources

List of online manufacturing courses

San Diego COE COVID Resources for CTE

San Diego COE Manufacturing & Product Development

Shop Talk Aug. 4 -Online CTE

In the August 4, 2020 Edu2Mfg Shop Talk, college and high school advanced manufacturing instructors discuss their preparations for school starting. With the pandemic, Career Technical Education teachers in the greater Sacramento region have had to be creative in teaching hands-on manufacturing skills remotely. In these Shop Talk calls, participants share information about kits they are assembling for students, simulation programs they are incorporating and cleaning methods if they are allowing small group labs in person.

23 Advanced Manufacturing educators participate in Shop Talk to share remote teaching techniques and tools.

See some of the Edu2Mfg online teaching resources

San Diego County Dept. of Education online teaching resources

CCC – California Virtual Campus resources

CCCCO San Diego-Imperial Region Advanced Manufacturing resources

Happy Retirement to Carol

Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Associate Dean of Workforce Innovation, Sierra College, managed the Regional Advanced Manufacturing program hosted at Sierra College for many years. As she is retiring at the end of June 2020, we wanted to pay tribute to her many contributions to advanced manufacturing in the region, through college and high school teacher education and funding to expand programs, employer training in productivity and lean manufacturing, partnerships she forged between educators and industry, and support of SME Sacramento Valley and SVMI.

In addition, many college and high school programs benefited from Sierra STEM Collaborative, NEW event (Nontraditional Employment for Women), Tech-Explorer, CCC Maker and a host of other projects focused on attracting students to hands-on careers and preparing them for meaningful employment.

Jeff Briggs, Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing, North Region writes: Carol’s spirit, drive, tireless energy and determination have helped shape the future of workforce development and manufacturing education in this region that will resonate for generations to follow.

Please go to the CCC Maker blog post filled with written and photographic memories of her impact. Celebrating Carol

We wish you every happiness in retirement, Carol!

June 2020 Adv. Mfg. News

In the June issue of the Edu2Mfg news for the North Region, get an update on the latest Shop Talk peer-to-peer resource sharing calls, read instructor feedback on the first virtual tour conducted by Parallax Inc., find out about NETLAB+, a project testing ways to host Fusion 360 on a virtual machine, learn about SME’s plans for a Manufacturing Expo on Oct. 8, gain access to virtual instruction tools and find new manufacturing resources.

Read the June issue of Edu2Mfg newsletter for the North region community colleges.

Shop Talk May 19, 2020

On May 19, 2020 over 20 educators and industry partners participated in Shop Talk to discuss Teaching Advanced Manufacturing classes remotely. Watch the recorded session below.

  1. Link on Edu2Mfg was shown to find the remote teaching tools shared by teachers https://edu2mfg.org/news/category/instructor-resources
  2. Onshape Representatives did a demonstration
  3. Jono Schwartz, Colfax High School, demonstrates the card game he invented to teach measurement “The Great American Measurement Toolbox” https://www.printplaygames.com/product/measurement-toolbox/

Find more Edu2Mfg Shop Talk recordings at the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel as well as under Shop Talk on the Edu2Mfg website on the news tab. Find Edu2Mfg instructor vetted instructional resources for teaching CTE remotely.

Shop Talk May 5

On May 5, college and high school instructors gathered for this webinar to share resources and techniques to teach remotely and prepare students for advanced manufacturing careers. This week Roy Ingram, from Sierra College Mechatronics presented.

Sierra College Welding Careers Video

The Sierra College Welding program just posted a video featuring students, faculty members and industry partners sharing their passion for welding.

May 2020 Edu2Mfg Newsletter

The May issue of the Edu2Mfg newsletter for Advanced Manufacturing in the North Region, California Community Colleges has been published. In this issue:

  • How Shop Talk interactive webinars are helping teachers uncover useful resources for teaching college and high school Career Technical Education (CTE) students
  • The new Edu2Mfg You Tube Channel posts Shop Talk recordings
  • AutoDesk ® and Parallax Inc. resources, webinars and training
  • Student makers inspired during pandemic
  • COVID Resources:

CMTC: Workplace Safety Webinar May 11

Webinar Name: COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for California Manufacturers
Date: May 11, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: No Cost; Register in advance for this webinar here
Presented by: CMTC – California’s Manufacturing Network

CMTC will be discussing the following:

·       Exposure Points

·       Safety Teams

·       Risk Mitigation

·       Sanitizing and Disinfecting

·       Communications

·       Q&A

Register in advance for this webinar here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you have any specific questions you would like answered, please submit them on the Webinar Registration Page. Feel free to share this email with other manufacturers who may be interested.