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.
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.
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.
Parallax Inc. is offering complimentary Summer Teacher training to technology educators in the U.S. Each of these courses feature the cyber:bot robot with micro:bit and introduce Python programming, electronics and cyber security following the cyber:bot tutorial series.
Each course includes three 90 minute Zoom meetings, with homework in between. Parallax Inc. will be hosting two of the courses, and NICERC will be hosting the other two.
Click here to learn more about Parallax teacher training being offered in June, July and August 2020.
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.
As part of the collaborative effort by advanced manufacturing instructors and industry partners, teachers are sharing their video libraries. This is just one of many ways the teaching community is responding to the Coronavirus closing educational institutions. On-line instruction is particularly challenging for classes where students develop hands-on skills needed for critical occupations.
Below are links from Placer County manufacturing teachers to their YouTube channels.
Dan Frank, Advanced Manufacturing, Rocklin High School – Daniel Frank
Scott Seacrist, Advanced Manufacturing, Lincoln High School – MrSeacrist
Edu2Mfg appreciates Di Jin, Account Manager, Autodesk Education Experiences team, sharing these resources with advanced manufacturing teachers in Sacramento area colleges and high schools.
With COVID-19 closing schools, college and high school Career Technical Education instructors are seeking new ways to teach hands-on skills. Industry partners have quickly responded by making valuable on-line resources available. The CTE Coalition, a group of manufacturing industry leaders, have come through with a one-stop website linked to teaching tools. Through this resource, you’ll find teaching tools from:
- SME/Tooling U
To learn more, go to CTE Coalition.