Mitigating COVID-19 – CMTC Webinar for Manufacturers Nov. 18

CMTC is presenting “Top Strategies for Mitigating COVID-19’s Toll on the Economy

During this Nov. 18 webinar, CMTC answers –

What exactly is happening with manufacturing across the state?

And, how do we prepare for what comes next?

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) staff economists will offer guidance to California manufacturers in mitigating COVID-19’s toll, provide an expert outlook on COVID-19’s impact on California manufacturing; and, CMTC will offer mitigation strategies for how to offset the harm done by this pandemic. Register now. 

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.”

Shop Talk 8-18 Amatrol Demo

In this August 18, 2020 session of Shop Talk, Chris Klein demonstrates Amatrol curriculum.

Also plans were announced for October Manufacturing Month. Industry partners will be offering virtual tours.

Shop Talk enables college and high school instructors in the greater Sacramento and North region to collaborate, share resources and discuss teaching methods, especially remote learning during COVID-19.

Watch the Aug. 18 Shop Talk with Amatrol demonstration.

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

CMTC COVID Recovery Webinars

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) is hosting three upcoming webinars specifically for manufacturers:

Tips for Borrowing Money During a Disaster (Part 1)Weds., August 19, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT Register in advance for this webinar here

COVID-19 Best Practices: How to Protect Your Employees & WorkplaceWeds., August 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT Register in advance for this webinar here

Tips for Borrowing Money During a Disaster (Part 2)Weds., Sept. 2, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT Register in advance for this webinar here

CMTC partners is affiliated with a variety of agencies to provide manufacturers more expansive support and services. Partnerships involve a shared commitment and a leveraging of capacities beyond what would be possible if each partner were working alone. With the combining of resources, capabilities and core competencies, together we can provide small and mid-sized manufacturers consulting and technical services that allow manufacturers to sustain, grow and develop a competitive edge in today’s difficult economy.

CACT Online CTE Resources

The Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) website has teaching resources listed for remote instruction during COVID-19. Man industry partners are giving teachers trials on thier traning program for use in the virtual classroom. Also find platforms that you can use to engage students and workplace safety information. Check out the CACT CTE Learning Resources

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

Shop Talk May 12

Weekly call with college and high school Career Technical Education instructors sharing tips and resources on teaching students remotely during COVID-19. Dan Turner and Joe Bayer from Yuba College and Faith Caplin with Cordova High School share their advice in this session.

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.

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.