Industry Advisory Meet Oct. 16

Industry partners are invited to an Advisory Meeting to discuss workforce trends, challenges and initiatives in California for developing technicians and helping to close the skill gap. Who Should Attend:

  • Industry and Business stakeholders to share in the discussion.
  • Faculty, Deans and Administrators representing the Workforce Development and Career Technical Training Departments of the California Community College system to learn how to address skills gaps.
  • K-12 feeder school faculty and administrators to learn how to develop effective pathways.

The meeting is organized by Alan Braggins, Statewide Director, Advanced Manufacturing, California Community Colleges. Register Here

Stream Global Manufacturing Events

Wed, Oct 07 – 3 PM STREAM World MFG Day Parent Cafe
Join a conversation with education and industry leaders as we discuss career development through virtual learning and the future of work.

Wed, Oct 14 – 3 PM STREAM World Women in MFG + Advanced Technology Panel
Join a conversation with Women in MFG + Advanced Technology.

Wed, Oct 21 – 3PM STREAM World Heroes of MFG + Advanced Technology
Join a webinar that highlights leading Manufacturing + Advanced Technology companies.

Wed, Oct 28 3PM STREAM World Passing the Torch: NextGen Panel
Join a conversation with NextGen MFG + Advanced Technology leaders.

ABOUT: S.T.R.E.A.M. Global Innovations is a 501(c)3 nonprofit on a mission of connecting the dots between education and career in low-income and underserved communities. We’ve been putting our mission in motion since 2015, and with like-minded community and corporate partnerships in Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Manufacturing. We have successfully served over 23,000 people through interactive exhibitions, industry expert exposure, and peer support and look forward to serving 23,000 more.

Access National Manufacturing Day Events

Oct 2 – 9 am PST Register here Creators Wanted: A Program for America’s Students

Oct. 5 – 9 am PST Creators Wanted: National Teachers’ Day – A Program for America’s Teachers

Creators Wanted: A Program for America’s Students

The official anchor event for MFG Day 2020 events across the country, The Manufacturing Institute’s program–presented by Salesforce, PTC and Rockwell Automation–celebrates modern manufacturing in America and aims to excite students about opportunities in the industry. The Space Gal, Emily Dawn Calandrelli, Host and Co-Executive Producer of Emily’s Wonder Lab on Netflix headlines the program with a Flash Talk.

Join us for a compelling student program, including:

  • Flash Talk by The Space Gal, Emily Dawn Calandrelli, Host and Co-Executive Producer of Emily’s Wonder Lab on Netflix and Producer and Host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space
  • Meet Today’s Creators, a conversation with Jennifer Gai, Industry Solutions Manager at Salesforce, and modern manufacturers
  • Virtual Manufacturing Tour by PTC and Rockwell Automation
  • Be Tomorrow’s Creators, a conversation with Chelle Travis, Executive Director of SkillsUSA and Leah Curry, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana moderated by Carolyn Lee, Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute
  • This program is hosted by Jay Flores, Global STEM Ambassador with remarks from Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers and Dr. Walt Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

Teacher Program on Oct. 5:

Influencers are so much a part of popular culture. But influencers don’t just come in the form of social media stars, but also through the stars in our classrooms: teachers. That’s why The Manufacturing Institute is hosting a MFG Day event for America’s teachers—presented by PTC —to help teachers learn more of what’s possible for their students in a career in modern manufacturing. Allen Gannett, technology entrepreneur and author of The Creative Curve, headlines the program with a Flash Talk—for insight on how to spur creativity.

Join us for a compelling program, including: 

  • Flash Talk by Allen Gannett, author of The Creative Curve
  • Virtual Manufacturing Tour by PTC and Rockwell Automation
  • Meet Today’s Creators, Carolyn Lee, Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute moderates a discussion with manufacturing workers 
  • Be Today’s Creators, a conversation with Chelle Travis, Executive Director of SkillsUSA and Leah Curry, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana moderated by Carolyn Lee, Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute 
  • This program is hosted by Jay Flores, Global STEM Ambassador, with welcome remarks from Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers

Sierra College Applied Technologies to Locate in Renovated Building

Sierra College has started construction to renovate the “N” building on campus. As a result, Mechatronics, and Drafting and Engineering Support (DES) will relocate to the same facility as Welding and Advanced Manufacturing, making it easier for Applied Technologies students and faculty to collaborate. The project, funded through Strong Workforce, is expected to be complete at the end of the year.

California Mobility Center will Train 500

The Sacramento City Council announced that more than $1.4 million in CARES Act funding will be used to launch the Workforce Training Career Pathways Program at the California Mobility Center (CMC). Over 500 people displaced from the labor force due to COVID-19 will access retraining through the center.

The program includes job-readiness and technical training for advanced manufacturing jobs that provide higher paying sustainable wages in a growing sector within the Sacramento region.

The CMC expects to serve as a global innovation and commercialization hub for the future mobility sector. It will also assist clean mobility startups and established entities with prototyping, testing, digitizing, manufacturing and the commercialization of new products in the clean mobility sector. Working with universities, community colleges and other organizations, the Center will identify demand for new training programs. It will also align existing programs to the requirements of the clean tech mobility industry.

“We are very grateful to the City of Sacramento for their strong support. This new workforce training program is a holistic and integrated approach to provide the future mobility sector with trained workers. Interns and students from the adult training programs, colleges and universities will work alongside the CMC, mobility startups, and other manufacturing companies in the region,” said Mark Rawson, Chief Operating Officer of CMC.

With key support from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the CMC has established strong partnerships with technical training providers and community-based organizations such as Los Rios Community College, Sacramento State University, Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy, La Familia Counseling Center, Greater Sacramento Urban League, Asian Resources Incorporated and Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative.

“The CMC is a comprehensive program that takes technology innovation to the marketplace, while creating clean, green, good paying jobs in our community,” said Arlen Orchard, SMUD CEO and Board Chair of the CMC.

“This career pathways program will ensure that residents disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, have new career opportunities and can fully benefit from the California Mobility Center and the companies it attracts to the region.”

The CARES Act funding will enable the CMC to train 500 people before the end of the year and it will facilitate the placement of up to 100 interns at local advanced manufacturing companies — paving the way for future workforce development in this emerging sector.

“The opportunities created by the CMC will ensure our region’s residents can not only re-enter the workforce but re-enter the workforce highly trained in an industry seeing an exponential future growth trajectory,” said Sacramento City Council Member, Eric Guerra. “The CMC is the perfect catalyst to get our region’s economy thriving after such challenging times.”

Virtual Tours Offered on National Manufacturing Day

As part of National Manufacturing Day on October 2, 2020, over 260 Sacramento-area college and high school students will participate in 13 virtual tours of local advanced manufacturing companies.

Across the country, manufacturers are hosting events on October 2 for National Manufacturing Day 2020. The goal is to attract students who like to create with their hands to highly paid, in-demand manufacturing careers. In addition, Manufacturing Day increases awareness of the contributions of manufacturers to the Sacramento region as well as state and national economy.

Tours are being offered by AMW Design, Garner Products, Inc., Harris & Bruno International, Kratos, Siemens Mobility and Tri Tool, among others. Fourteen schools are participating in 13 virtual tours, reaching over 260 Career Technical Education students. Presentations will be made representatives such as a manufacturing engineer, CAD/CAM design engineer, CNC operator, welder, electro mechanical technician, quality assurance/quality control and industrial maintenance mechanic.

When students can talk with employees about careers through the zoom tours, they can start to see themselves in similar roles in the future.

Connecting students to employers is critical to attracting them to work in the field, explained Dean Peckham, President, Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI).

“Sacramento is home to manufacturers of life saving medical devices, food that is shipped worldwide, robotics used in scientific exploration, components for energy saving electric vehicles and many more innovative companies that are making a positive impact on the world,” said Peckham. “When students can talk with employees about careers through the zoom tours, they can start to see themselves in similar roles in the future.”

Manufacturing professionals who are members of SME Sacramento Valley and SVMI, are working closely with educators to celebrate the national event, according to Jeff Briggs, Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing North Region, California Community Colleges, housed at Sierra College.

“Students benefit from seeing work environments and are inspired when they learn about career opportunities from those working in the industry,” said Briggs. “Virtual tours have proven to be impactful.”

SVMI is also hosting Manufacturing Day for Manufacturers on October 29.

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.

September Edu2Mfg Update and Newsletter

In the September newsletter from the Advanced Manfuacturing North Region, we provide an update on:

SVMI Virtual Manufacturing Career Day — Oct. 2
Shop Talk Virtual Meetups Support Remote Instruction
Colleges Offer In-person Manufacturing Labs
SVMI Partners to Offer Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Continuing Education Offered by Business Partners
Mini Design Competition Open to Students
Carol Pepper-Kittredge Has Retired
Welcome Staci Richardson to Sierra College Workforce Innovation
Manufacturing Educator Resources
Calendar of upcoming manufacturing education events

Read the September 2020 issue of the Edu2Mfg newsletter.

Autodesk® Innovative Camping Product Design Competition

Autodesk® announced the fourth student mini design competition, offered August 24 to Sept. 4. The challenge is to develop an innovative new camping product using Autodesk® Fusion 360. The purpose of these design competitions is to continue to motivate and engage students to sharpen their CAD skills and build up their resume. The first place winner’s prize is a 3D Space Mouse. Students sign up here.

This was the design winner from the previous challenge:

Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Offered in Sacramento

The Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) is partnering with the Charles A. Jones (CAJ) Career and Education Center in Sacramento to offer a Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship program. The first session starts November 5 and is a 90 hour program held over five weeks. Seven sessions will run from January through September 2021. Currently they plan remote education followed with lab work when it is allowed.

Participants register with both CAJ and Cal Jobs, a process that can take 2-4 weeks. The cost is $500 and that is refunded by Cal Jobs in proportion with attendance. Look at the CAJ Catalog section about the pre-apprenticeship.

Learn more at the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center website; it is a public adult school operated by the Sacramento City Unified School District. Below are the planned topics:

  • Intro to Advanced Manufacturing
  • Additive Processes
  • Subtractive Processes
  • Forming Processes
  • Joining Processes
  • Soft Products, Sewing, Textiles
  • Surface Finishing Processes
  • Manufacturing Support Systems
  • Manufacturing Safety
  • Use of Basic Hand Tools &
  • Components and Terminology
  • Critical Thinking and Proper
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways