On Tuesday July 27, Pete DeLosa, Manufacturing & Product Development teacher at Golden Sierra High School, hosted Career Technical Education instructors from three community colleges and four high schools. The event was supported by Edu2Mfg and SVMA. Delosa provided an overview of his program and described how his equipment and lab are set up.
Our host, Pete DeLosa, had us each participate in a ‘design and make’ challenge.
In addition, the group discussed some burning education topics and participated in a couple of the mini challenges that DeLosa uses with his students, explained Steve Dicus, California Community College North Region Advanced Manufacturing initiative.
“Our host, Pete DeLosa, had us each participate in a ‘design and make’ challenge that he uses with his students,” said Dicus. “We were given a single piece of 8″ x 10″ card stock and tasked to design and construct a bridge or structure that could span 36″ or more. All the participants had unique solutions for their designs.”
According to Dicus, the instructors were most engaged in sharing the “how to” of their teaching methods, explaining how they select and use equipment, and describing techniques for guiding students in developing advanced manufacturing skills.
DeLosa indicated that he appreciated the efforts of Dicus to make this collaboration with other manufacturing teachers possible. “Thanks to Steve for all his efforts to organize us,” said DeLosa. “I have learned so much from these events and Shop Talk calls with other Career Technical Education (CTE) instructors. I had a great time hosting today’s event and I’m looking forward to visiting other schools.”
Find more information on the Golden Sierra Manufacturing & Product Development program.