Since 2003, Sierra College Training & Development has customized employer training to develop manufacturing employees’ skills and increase productivity. Businesses that train staff report increased efficiency as well as retention of skilled workers. During COVID, online training is available by making contact through the Sierra College Training website.
CMTC is offering the following webinars in February:
Feb. 16 – 10:30 AM CMTC Strategies for Infectious Disease Prevention
Feb. 17 – 10:30 AM CMTC How Conformal Cooling Technology Can Improve Injection Molding Productivity
Feb. 18 — 10 AM CMTC Pivoting to New Products
Feb. 23 — 11 AM CMTC Quality 502: Planning Operations Excellence on Your Shop Floor
10 Steps to Developing the Right Succession or Transition Plan for You
January 12th @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM PT – Register
Prepare for an eventual transition or succession, whether it is to a family member, management, or a third-party buyer.
Strategies for Infectious Disease Prevention
January 20th @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM PT – Register
Learn about the measures employers should take now to protect their manufacturing workforce in the future.
Quality 501: Roadmap to Becoming a Premium Supplier
January 26th @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM PT – Register
Discover the key points that large customers typically demand from their lower-tier suppliers before advancing their status to “Premium Supplier.”
Improving Food & Beverage Inspection with Automated Machine Vision
December 8 at 10:30 – 11:30 AM PT
Find out how machine vision can help Food & Beverage manufacturers gain real, measurable metrics.
Smart Manufacturing Playbook: The First Steps for Implementation
December 17 a 10:30 – 11:30 AM PT
Learn how to implement smart manufacturing with just enough technology to yield results.
In partnership with the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) and other community organizations, the CA Mobility Center is piloting a Career Pathways Program in electric mobility and manufacturing and seeks employers to offer internships.
Thanks to the City of Sacramento and CARES Act, funding is currently available to offset the cost of the program. These costs include technical assistance for employers and intern salaries. The internships are expected to be a minimum of 120 hours. Interns will be ready for placement as early as November.
The program provides students with job-readiness and basic technical training for electric mobility and manufacturing occupations as well as an internship.
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.
The Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) is partnering with the Charles A. Jones (CAJ) Career and Education Center in Sacramento to offer a Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship program. The first session starts November 5 and is a 90 hour program held over five weeks. Seven sessions will run from January through September 2021. Currently they plan remote education followed with lab work when it is allowed.
Participants register with both CAJ and Cal Jobs, a process that can take 2-4 weeks. The cost is $500 and that is refunded by Cal Jobs in proportion with attendance. Look at the CAJ Catalog section about the pre-apprenticeship.
Learn more at the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center website; it is a public adult school operated by the Sacramento City Unified School District. Below are the planned topics:
- Intro to Advanced Manufacturing
- Additive Processes
- Subtractive Processes
- Forming Processes
- Joining Processes
- Soft Products, Sewing, Textiles
- Surface Finishing Processes
- Manufacturing Support Systems
- Manufacturing Safety
- Use of Basic Hand Tools &
- Components and Terminology
- Critical Thinking and Proper
- Troubleshooting Techniques
- Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways
Employers are hiring people with advanced manufacturing skills who can learn on the job and are interested in expanding their skills through community college classes, certificates and degrees. In the Sacramento region, Sacramento City College, Sierra College and Yuba College have courses starting in August 2020, from August 19 to 29.
Download the Advanced Manufacturing Essential Careers flyer with Sacramento area classes to share
Sacramento City College — Industrial Maintenance Mechanic/Technician Training
- IMMT 120 Technical Documentation and Communication
- IMMT 121 Industrial Mechanics I
- IMMT 130 Technical Calculations
- IMMT 140 OSHA 10 General Safety – IIPP
- IMMT 230 Industrial Electricity I
- IMMT 240 Industrial Fluid Power I
- IMMT 250 Industrial Control Systems I
- IMMT 252 Industrial Control Systems II
Sierra College – Advanced Manufacturing (CNC)
- ADVM 0062 CAD/CAM using Fusion 360 and Machining Theory
- ADVM 0063 Intro to laser, water jet, plasma cutting, assembly and forming. Turn 2D sheets into 3D functional parts.
- ADVM 0064 Focusing on Plasma cutting and 2D cutting techniques
- ADVM 0066 CNC machining and inspection
- ADVM 0067 Advanced CNC machining and inspection
Yuba College – Manufacturing Technology/Machining
- DRAFT 30 Technical Drawing with AutoCAD
- MFGT 20 Principles of Machine Shop
- MFGT 21 Intermediate Machine Shop
- MFGT 60 Problems in Manufacturing Technology
- MFGT 62 Advanced Machine Shop
- WELD 30 or 10 Gas Welding or Introduction to Arc Welding
Discuss best practices for hiring, training, and retaining women and help the manufacturing industry build a more robust talent pipeline.
Tuesday, September 15
Why Women: The Importance of Women to the Manufacturing Sector
Hear from federal officials and national and local leaders about the impact women workers have had and can have in the manufacturing sector. Then, catch an honest discussion between tradeswomen and employers as they strategize collective solutions for recruiting and retaining women in manufacturing.
Wednesday, September 16
What Works: Recruiting and Retaining Women in Manufacturing
Learn how to address implicit bias in application and assessment practices and how to create an equitable preparatory/pre-apprenticeship program. Then, understand the experiences of women of color in manufacturing, and gain practical skills in understanding microaggressions and becoming an ally in support of tradeswomen’s success.
Join JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Chicago Women in the Trades, and West Virginia Women Work Inc. on September 15 and 16, 2020 for a virtual institute on hiring and supporting women in manufacturing careers.
This free Introduction to Equity and Inclusion event will provide manufacturing industry leaders with a unique opportunity to learn about best practices and hear from federal officials, national leaders and tradeswomen about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
This event is hosted by JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Chicago Women in the Trades and West Virginia Women Work, Inc. It is made possible by an Industry Partner Intermediary contract with the U.S. Department of Labor.
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 & Workplace —Weds., 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.