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

Teachers Can Join Shop Talk

Instructors in Advanced Manufacturing Educator Community are Invited to Join “Shop Talk” on Thursday, March 26

Edu2Mfg is hosting a Shop Talk video conference call for Advanced Manufacturing teachers to share how they are overcoming the challenges of delivering their courses online.

According to Steve Dicus, retired CTE high school teacher and consultant to the Advanced Manufacturing North Region, connecting teachers to a community of educators is more important than ever before.

“Recent Shop Talk video conference calls have proven to be valuable to participants,” said Dicus. “We are building a positive community of teachers who can share their best practices. With the current situation, we all benefit from collaborating and sharing our experiences teaching students remotely.”

Join Shop Talk on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/574822054

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16699006833,574822054# or +13462487799,574822054#

Or Telephone Dial:

  • +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
  • +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
  • +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
  • +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
  • +1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)
  • +1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 574 822 054

International numbers available: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/u/aNbFu8Dtx

Or Skype for Business (Lync):

SIP:574822054@lync.zoom.us For more information about Shop Talk, contact Steve Dicus.

Manufacturing Teacher Training has Positive Impact

Colin Denney, instructor with the Innovative Design and Engineering Academy at Pleasant Grove High School, previously attended the manufacturing teacher training organized by Steve Dicus for California Community Colleges Advanced Manufacturing, North Region (Edu2Mfg) with the Sacramento Valley Manufacturers Initiative (SVMI).

I learned things that are going directly into the classroom

“I learned things that are going directly into the classroom and students are already benefiting from them. I have also expanded my network; I have kept in touch with a few of the other educators that I met at the training and we have already been collaborating on assignments, assessments and even new machine and tool purchases.”

The next training is November 2. Read about previous Train the Trainer sessions at the SVMI website.

Educator Training Offered on Design to Part

Three sessions of Design to Part Training will be held on November 2, 2019 between 8:30 am and 2 pm in Rocklin. Dan Frank, Manufacturing and Engineering Instructor, Rocklin High School, will be teaching the workshops. The program is being co-sponsored by Sacramento Valley Manufacturers Initiative (SVMI) and California Community Colleges Advanced Manufacturing, North Region (Edu2Mfg).

  • Session 1 — Introduction to Design – Design Intent and Design for Manufacturability. Working with Fusion 360, you’ll download a functional mill vise, and then add stock into the vise. There will be discussion on the function of the part you will draw, its features and how to organize and label the data in Fusions ‘browser.’ You will explore the iterative process between designing and manufacturability of the part. Teach to CAD standards.
  • Session 2 — How to Approach CAM – Review session 1 and bring part from session 1 into the vise. CAM set-up and a suggested order of operations. Teach to CAM standards.
  • Session 3 — Make the parts on the CNC Mill

Each session is $40 or all three are $100 and include lunch, snacks and workshop materials. Register here with Credit Card or PayPal. Or if paying with check or PO, register by calling Steve Dicus, Edu2Mfg, at 916-276-9520. Make PO to Valley Vision, 3400 3rd Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817.