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.

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.

Parallax Teacher Training

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.

Shop Talk April 21

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.

Placer County Teachers Advanced Manufacturing Video Libraries

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

Jonathan Schwartz, Advanced Manufacturing, Wood & Math, Colfax High School – ColfaxMath (Adv. Mfg. & Math) and TopSaw (Wood)

Teacher Resources from Autodesk

Edu2Mfg appreciates Di Jin, Account Manager, Autodesk Education Experiences team, sharing these resources with advanced manufacturing teachers in Sacramento area colleges and high schools. 

CTE Coalition Supports Manufacturing Education

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:

  • Autodesk
  • AWS
  • camInstructor
  • Caterpillar
  • HAAS
  • NC3
  • NCCER
  • Sandvik
  • SkillsUSA
  • SME/Tooling U

To learn more, go to CTE Coalition.

April Newsletter Offers Tools to Teach CTE Remotely

The April issue of the Edu2Mfg newsletter focuses on the innovative ways instructors and industry partners in the Sacramento region, California and the nation are working together to continue educating our future workforce outside of the usual classrooms and labs. This is particularly challenging for hands-on advanced manufacturing courses and other Career Technical Education (CTE) classes.

Through video conference calls, called Shop Talk, teachers are sharing their experiences and methods. Industry representatives are retooling their offerings and making online simulations and tools freely available.

Makers and manufacturers are rising to the call to produce equipment needed by those in the health care field.

Learn more in the April Edu2Mfg newsletter.

Welding, CNC and Manufacturing Videos for Teaching Remotely

To help teachers who are looking for videos to help teach CNC, Mechatronics, Welding and other CTE subjects while schools have closed and teachers are working remotely, Edu2Mfg has started a list of resources.

Sierra College Mechatronics Video https://youtu.be/3K0J_egOGkk

Training videos CNC

Haas Automation Video Library https://www.haascnc.com/video.html

Titons of CNC Academyhttps://academy.titansofcnc.com/

CNC Cookbook Training Resourceshttps://www.cnccookbook.com/online-cnc-training-courses-guides-help/

Career Info for CNC

Job Shop Life! Example of a CNC Machine Shop Job! https://youtu.be/hWz8_KbB2t0

Career in Machining – Machine Shop Apprentice https://youtu.be/1kjSaLTu1hk

American Welding Society

Welding Videos – https://www.youtube.com/user/videoaws

AWS Podcasts https://www.aws.org/resources/podcasts

AWS Industry Videos – https://www.aws.org/resources/page/industry-videos

Welding Career Info

Jay Lenos Garage — Explore Careers in Welding https://youtu.be/R47MY3gyTSc

Khan Academy — Welder: What I do and how much I make https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/career-content/career-profiles-build-and-fix-things/welder/v/neil-welder-what-i-do-and-how-much-i-make

 Hot Careers in Welding https://youtu.be/if2y-33wI7Y

Welding Instructional Videos

Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding https://youtu.be/UstySqtk_e8

Welding Institute – Manual Metal Arc (Stick) Welding – mild steep with low power sets https://youtu.be/gN9FnvLWgFM

TWI – An Introduction to the Arc Welding Processes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq-rIpiY-y0