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. 

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.

Industry Advisory Meet Oct. 16

Industry partners are invited to an Advisory Meeting to discuss workforce trends, challenges and initiatives in California for developing technicians and helping to close the skill gap. Who Should Attend:

  • Industry and Business stakeholders to share in the discussion.
  • Faculty, Deans and Administrators representing the Workforce Development and Career Technical Training Departments of the California Community College system to learn how to address skills gaps.
  • K-12 feeder school faculty and administrators to learn how to develop effective pathways.

The meeting is organized by Alan Braggins, Statewide Director, Advanced Manufacturing, California Community Colleges. Register Here

Stream Global Manufacturing Events

Wed, Oct 07 – 3 PM STREAM World MFG Day Parent Cafe
Join a conversation with education and industry leaders as we discuss career development through virtual learning and the future of work.

Wed, Oct 14 – 3 PM STREAM World Women in MFG + Advanced Technology Panel
Join a conversation with Women in MFG + Advanced Technology.

Wed, Oct 21 – 3PM STREAM World Heroes of MFG + Advanced Technology
Join a webinar that highlights leading Manufacturing + Advanced Technology companies.

Wed, Oct 28 3PM STREAM World Passing the Torch: NextGen Panel
Join a conversation with NextGen MFG + Advanced Technology leaders.

ABOUT: S.T.R.E.A.M. Global Innovations is a 501(c)3 nonprofit on a mission of connecting the dots between education and career in low-income and underserved communities. We’ve been putting our mission in motion since 2015, and with like-minded community and corporate partnerships in Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Manufacturing. We have successfully served over 23,000 people through interactive exhibitions, industry expert exposure, and peer support and look forward to serving 23,000 more.

Access National Manufacturing Day Events

Oct 2 – 9 am PST Register here Creators Wanted: A Program for America’s Students

Oct. 5 – 9 am PST Creators Wanted: National Teachers’ Day – A Program for America’s Teachers

Creators Wanted: A Program for America’s Students

The official anchor event for MFG Day 2020 events across the country, The Manufacturing Institute’s program–presented by Salesforce, PTC and Rockwell Automation–celebrates modern manufacturing in America and aims to excite students about opportunities in the industry. The Space Gal, Emily Dawn Calandrelli, Host and Co-Executive Producer of Emily’s Wonder Lab on Netflix headlines the program with a Flash Talk.

Join us for a compelling student program, including:

  • Flash Talk by The Space Gal, Emily Dawn Calandrelli, Host and Co-Executive Producer of Emily’s Wonder Lab on Netflix and Producer and Host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space
  • Meet Today’s Creators, a conversation with Jennifer Gai, Industry Solutions Manager at Salesforce, and modern manufacturers
  • Virtual Manufacturing Tour by PTC and Rockwell Automation
  • Be Tomorrow’s Creators, a conversation with Chelle Travis, Executive Director of SkillsUSA and Leah Curry, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana moderated by Carolyn Lee, Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute
  • This program is hosted by Jay Flores, Global STEM Ambassador with remarks from Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers and Dr. Walt Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

Teacher Program on Oct. 5:

Influencers are so much a part of popular culture. But influencers don’t just come in the form of social media stars, but also through the stars in our classrooms: teachers. That’s why The Manufacturing Institute is hosting a MFG Day event for America’s teachers—presented by PTC —to help teachers learn more of what’s possible for their students in a career in modern manufacturing. Allen Gannett, technology entrepreneur and author of The Creative Curve, headlines the program with a Flash Talk—for insight on how to spur creativity.

Join us for a compelling program, including: 

  • Flash Talk by Allen Gannett, author of The Creative Curve
  • Virtual Manufacturing Tour by PTC and Rockwell Automation
  • Meet Today’s Creators, Carolyn Lee, Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute moderates a discussion with manufacturing workers 
  • Be Today’s Creators, a conversation with Chelle Travis, Executive Director of SkillsUSA and Leah Curry, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana moderated by Carolyn Lee, Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute 
  • This program is hosted by Jay Flores, Global STEM Ambassador, with welcome remarks from Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers

Virtual Tours Offered on National Manufacturing Day

As part of National Manufacturing Day on October 2, 2020, over 260 Sacramento-area college and high school students will participate in 13 virtual tours of local advanced manufacturing companies.

Across the country, manufacturers are hosting events on October 2 for National Manufacturing Day 2020. The goal is to attract students who like to create with their hands to highly paid, in-demand manufacturing careers. In addition, Manufacturing Day increases awareness of the contributions of manufacturers to the Sacramento region as well as state and national economy.

Tours are being offered by AMW Design, Garner Products, Inc., Harris & Bruno International, Kratos, Siemens Mobility and Tri Tool, among others. Fourteen schools are participating in 13 virtual tours, reaching over 260 Career Technical Education students. Presentations will be made representatives such as a manufacturing engineer, CAD/CAM design engineer, CNC operator, welder, electro mechanical technician, quality assurance/quality control and industrial maintenance mechanic.

When students can talk with employees about careers through the zoom tours, they can start to see themselves in similar roles in the future.

Connecting students to employers is critical to attracting them to work in the field, explained Dean Peckham, President, Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI).

“Sacramento is home to manufacturers of life saving medical devices, food that is shipped worldwide, robotics used in scientific exploration, components for energy saving electric vehicles and many more innovative companies that are making a positive impact on the world,” said Peckham. “When students can talk with employees about careers through the zoom tours, they can start to see themselves in similar roles in the future.”

Manufacturing professionals who are members of SME Sacramento Valley and SVMI, are working closely with educators to celebrate the national event, according to Jeff Briggs, Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing North Region, California Community Colleges, housed at Sierra College.

“Students benefit from seeing work environments and are inspired when they learn about career opportunities from those working in the industry,” said Briggs. “Virtual tours have proven to be impactful.”

SVMI is also hosting Manufacturing Day for Manufacturers on October 29.

Recruiting Women to Manufacturing

National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (iWiTTS) will present a webinar on Recruiting Women to Manufacturing: From Intention to Action on Tuesday, September 8 at 10 am PT.

Donna Milgram will present this webinar showing how two schools boosted female enrollment in Biotech and Automotive Manufacturing.

Mount Wachusett Community College greatly increased female enrollment in their Biotech Manufacturing program in one semester — from one to nine women. Retention of both female and male students went from 50% to 100%.

Lawson State Community College increased female enrollment in their Automotive Manufacturing Technology Program from two female students to 11 in just over one year. Retention of female and male students also increased.

Sign up for the iWiTTS webinar on Recruiting Women to Manufacturing.

Virtual Institute on Attracting Women to Skilled Manufacturing Careers – Sept. 15-16

Discuss best practices for hiring, training, and retaining women and help the manufacturing industry build a more robust talent pipeline.

Learn more

Register

 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 LearningChicago 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.

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.

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.