November Education to Manufacturing Newsletter

The Education to Manufacturing November newsletter inlcuded informtion on:

Advanced Manufacturing in Agriculture Regional Advisory Meeting

Jeff Briggs appointed as the New Regional Director for North Region

Train the Trainer Sessions in January and February

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Agriculture & Advanced Manufacturing Joint Meeting

A Regional Advisory Meeting focused on Advanced Manufacturing in Food and Agriculture Industries will be held on Friday, November 22 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the Woodland Community Center, 2001 East St, Woodland, CA 95776. RSVP HERE

Participate in preparing a robust pipeline of highly qualified workers to meet labor market demand in Advanced Manufacturing in Food and Agriculture by contributing advice on key skills and competencies. The greater Sacramento Region is an epicenter for innovation in agricultural advancement and the two sectors are a major priority for the region’s economic prosperity strategy. Employers and educators are collaborating to meet labor market needs for these high-skill, high-wage occupations.

For more information, contact Emma Koefoed at Emma.koefoed(at)valleyvision.org or 916-462-0687.

October Advanced Manufacturing Education News

In October, the Education to Manufacturing newsletter covered: Design to Part Train the Trainer, Industry to School Material Donations, Benefits of Train the Trainer Sessions Offered by Advanced Manufacturing, North Region (Edu2Mfg) with the Sacramento Valley Manufacturers Initiative and Rocklin Mini Maker Faire at Sierra College Introduces Community to Manufacturing.

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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.

Manufacturers Donate Surplus to Schools Preparing Future Employees

To support manufacturing classes, several companies have donated equipment, tooling and scrap material to colleges and high schools in the region, explained Mike Bell, Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing, North Region, California Community Colleges (Edu2Mfg).

RobbJack has donated tooling in the past to Sierra College, Rocklin High School, JFK High School and Sacramento State University,” said Bell.

Ceratizit has also donated tooling to Sierra College and is working with other schools.

Tri Tool Inc. recently donated 15,000 pounds of remnant aluminum that is being stored at the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center and JFK High School has already received 1500 pounds.”

Contact Mike Bell if you have donations to offer or if your education program is interested in being alerted when material becomes available by phone 916-432-0741 or email mike(at)edu2mfg.org.