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.

Shop Talk April 28

Here’s what is covered on the April 28 call attended by over 20 teachers from mostly Sacramento area colleges and high schools as well as businesses. The group is sharing tools and solutions to enhance remote teaching of advanced manufacturing topics. The video link is below.

  1. Introductions
    1. Name & School
  2. Karen Fraser-Middleton, Marketing Action, Inc. Principle
    1. Edu2mfg.org  – teacher resources
  3. Jon Zeh, Dept Chair. Mechanical-Electrical Technology department Sac City College.
    1. ‘New’ Industrial Maintenance Mechanic program.
    1. Renowned Mechanical-Electrical Systems –  A.S. degree and certificates
  4. Steve Dicus, Title Less 
    1. Virtual Tour of Parallax
    1. Pick a date, time and participants
  • Open Discussion
    • What assistance can we collectively offer with your teaching efforts?
    • What does tomorrow look-like at your site?
    • Shall the weekly calls continue or …?

Find more Shop Talk videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube.

Shop Talk April 21

Sacramento region college and high school teachers are meeting to share how they are teaching advanced manufacturing courses to their students remotely.

This afternoon, we have Randy Schuster, from American River College who shares several tools he uses to connect on-line with his students. In addition, he ‘spotlights’ some of his students’ work as a way to inform us what skills and software students in ARC’s Design Technology Program experience.

And, by popular demand, I have agreed to share a website EdPuzzle, a free site that allows the user to edit YouTube videos, add your voice-over to the video and imbed questions your students need to answer while viewing the video.    The site allows the teacher to track students’ progress and appears to integrates into most LMS’.

See more videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel.

Shop Talk April 14

Watch this recording from April 14 where teachers from Sacramento area community colleges and high schools share the methods they’ve been using to engage students and teach Advanced manufacturing online. Hear from Sierra College and others. See more videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel.

Shop Talk April 7, 2020

In this edition of Shop Talk, Colin Denny from Pleasant Grove High School and Pete Delosa of Golden Sierra High School share their tips on teaching advanced manufacturing remotely. Steve Dicus with the Advanced Manufacturing initiative for the North Region with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, and a former Career Technical Education high school teacher, facilitates the discussion among college and high school instructors. The participants share what online tools they are using to guide students during remote instructor required by COVID-19. See more videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel.

Shop Talk April 1

April 1, 2020 — Shop Talk is a discussion with CTE teachers in the Sacramento region focused on teaching Advanced Manufacturing remotely. See more videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel.

Shop Talk March 31, 2020

On the March 30, 2020 Shop Talk among Advanced Manufacturing instructors in the Sacramento region, they share tips on teaching remotely. In this call, Dan Turner of Yuba College and others demonstrate some of the tools that they are using to teach and engage students during COVID-19. See more videos on the Edu2Mfg You Tube channel.

Free Employment Law Webinar to Navigate COVID-19

What: Complimentary COVID-19 webinar with employment attorney Ann Wicks, who will take questions during the program.

When: Monday, April 27 from 1-2 PM

Why: To support employers in keeping up with new COVID-19 regulations.

How: Register here for the Employment Law Webinar on April 27. After registering, you’ll receive an email about how to join the webinar.

About the webinar:

Wicks will cover the most recent regulations, new laws and guidance issued by the government in response to COVID-19. Participants can ask questions about furloughs, layoffs and other operational issues they face during this crisis. Wicks will provide the latest developments on Emergency COVID-19 Sick Leave and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The webinar includes insights on other impacts on business operations and employee management resulting from the pandemic.

“I am monitoring all of the changes as the week progresses and incorporating them into the webinar,” said Wicks.  “Because the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) continues to be an area with a lot of questions, the first half of the webinar focuses on that. I’m building the common questions that I’m receiving into the discussion.  During the second half, we pivot to the other areas where new regulations or guidance have been issued and take questions as we go.”

About Wicks:

Wicks has over 25 years of experience assisting employers in all aspects of employment and labor law.  A former partner at Littler Mendelson, and of counsel at Cooley Godward, Wicks has broad-based industry experience.

Workforce Development:

  • As part of the California Community College Economic and Workforce Development Program, Sierra College and Butte College provide cost-effective employer upskill training in their regions.
  • Professional development offerings include the new Remote Worker Webinar, Virtual Team series, communication, computer skills, supervisory development, welding, mechatronics and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) training.
  • For profit businesses can apply for the State of California Employment Training Panel funding to subsidize costs.

Learn More: Contact Sierra College Training Project Coordinator Tanya Hanrihan or go to Sierra College Training.