Sacramento Manufacturing Education November News Published

The November 2020 issue of the Edu2Mfg newsletter announces new resources for educators, summarizes National Manufacturing Day virtual tours, lists advisory meetings and industry webinars and offers other information relevant to instructors teaching advanced manufacturing courses.

Read the Education to Manufacturing November 2020 issue

Upcoming activities:

Nov. 5 – 2-4 PM Regional Cross-Sector Workforce Advisory Meeting Greater Sacramento Region Beverage Industries

Nov. 17 – 3:30 PM — Edu2Mfg Shop Talk please Click Here to request access

Nov. 17 – 5:30 – 7 PM – Sierra College Hosts Virtual Mentor Night with speaker Perry Campbell, CEO of SwissMak, a new CNC hybrid mill-turn center. Zoom Link

Nov. 18 – 11 AM – noon CMTC: Top Strategies for Mitigating COVID-19’s Toll on the Economy: Guidance for California Manufacturers Register

New Virtual “Breakfast with a Manufacturer” Starts in November

With virtual tours being so successful on National Manufacturing Day, October 2, the regional Education to Manufacturing project will partner with SVMI and SME Sacramento Valley to offer monthly “Breakfast with a Manufacturer” remote events for college and high school classes.

The first presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 17. Cal Reynolds, President of Snowline Engineering, Cameron Park will present. Snowline Engineering is a state of the art manufacturing business enterprise which specializes in precision machining and sheet metal, fabrication and assembly.

The first school to participate will be Pete Delosa’s Introduction to Design Engineering class at Golden Sierra Junior-Senior High School in Garden Valley. The virtual tour and session will be recorded and made available to other teachers.

Now Students can use Fusion 360® on Chromebooks™

Using Chromebooks™, students can now access Fusion 360®, announced Autodesk®. Any student, educator or design competition mentor with a Chromebook™, an Autodesk® account and an educational subscription can access the service.

For more information, please refer to Autodesk’s FAQ.

If you would like to provide students with access to Fusion 360® on their Chromebooks™, please email Autodesk representative, Di Jin.

October Shop Talk Provided Resources

On October 20, 2020, there were 18 participants on the Shop Talk zoom meeting. They discussed the results of Manufacturing Day and announced the Breakfast with a Manufacturer series that will continue virtual tours throughout the year.

In addition, the Autodesk team described new developments to support educators during the pandemic, the new Edu2Mfg website was shared, information was provided about how educators can access virtual servers and there was a discussion on how education labs are handling partial reopening.

Join Shop Talk: The next Edu2Mfg Shop Talk will be on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 PM. To join these Shop Talk calls, please Click Here to request access and/or get on the list for future notifications.

Watch Shop Talk: Previous recorded Shop Talk calls are available on the Edu2Mfg website.

Resources: See List of Shop Talk Resources on the website.

Introduction to Equity & Inclusion

JFF has posted recordings of a two-day virtual institute to provide manufacturing industry leaders with a unique opportunity to learn about best practices for hiring and retaining women. 

Women in Skilled Manufacturing Apprenticeships & Careers: An Introduction To Equity and Inclusion 

The event was hosted by JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Chicago Women in the Trades, and West Virginia Women Work, Inc. It was made possible by an Industry Partner Intermediary contract with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Shop Talk Sept. 8

The North Region Advanced Manufacturing initiative for California Community Colleges sponsors Shop Talk calls for educators. On Sept. 8, 2020 over 15 participants shared how they are engaging students remotely, and some of the technology they are using to offer instruction virtually. In addition, the group discussed how to attract women to manufacturing classes and careers.

Tips for Attracting Women to Manufacturing

The California Community College Chancellors Office with CA Department of Education via Carl D. Perkins Special Populations Advisory Committee (JSPAC) has produced resources that can help employers and instructors attract women to manufacturing careers.

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

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