At the Shop talk on February 23, 2021 Randy Schuster, Design Hub, American River College, presented on using simulations for remote instruction. He demonstrated tools that enable students to experience milling, land surveying and drone flights. Even when COVID is over, Schuster envisions using the program for pre-training on the simulator before students actually get on mills. Watch the recording below.
Watch for the specifics about planned webinars that will be of interest to manufacturing educators being offered by the Community Colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties. They include AutoDesk, Smart Manufacturing, Automation, Health & Manufacturing and Industry Collaboration. The first program begins in February. For information, contact Monica Rosas.
Educators are encoruaged to join this webinar to learn how to create and verify an Autodesk Education account, and how to install Autodesk software. Note that every educator and student (13 or older) who wants to run Autodesk software on a personal computer will need to go through this process.
The webinar also cover how to run Autodesk® Fusion 360® on a Chromebook with an Autodesk Education account.
Who: Educators, School IT Administrators, and Autodesk Student Ambassadors who need to get students access to Autodesk education software.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.