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CMTC COVID Recovery Webinars

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) is hosting three upcoming webinars specifically for manufacturers:

Tips for Borrowing Money During a Disaster (Part 1)Weds., August 19, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT Register in advance for this webinar here

COVID-19 Best Practices: How to Protect Your Employees & WorkplaceWeds., August 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT Register in advance for this webinar here

Tips for Borrowing Money During a Disaster (Part 2)Weds., Sept. 2, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT Register in advance for this webinar here

CMTC partners is affiliated with a variety of agencies to provide manufacturers more expansive support and services. Partnerships involve a shared commitment and a leveraging of capacities beyond what would be possible if each partner were working alone. With the combining of resources, capabilities and core competencies, together we can provide small and mid-sized manufacturers consulting and technical services that allow manufacturers to sustain, grow and develop a competitive edge in today’s difficult economy.

Free Employment Law Webinar to Navigate COVID-19

What: Complimentary COVID-19 webinar with employment attorney Ann Wicks, who will take questions during the program.

When: Monday, April 27 from 1-2 PM

Why: To support employers in keeping up with new COVID-19 regulations.

How: Register here for the Employment Law Webinar on April 27. After registering, you’ll receive an email about how to join the webinar.

About the webinar:

Wicks will cover the most recent regulations, new laws and guidance issued by the government in response to COVID-19. Participants can ask questions about furloughs, layoffs and other operational issues they face during this crisis. Wicks will provide the latest developments on Emergency COVID-19 Sick Leave and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The webinar includes insights on other impacts on business operations and employee management resulting from the pandemic.

“I am monitoring all of the changes as the week progresses and incorporating them into the webinar,” said Wicks.  “Because the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) continues to be an area with a lot of questions, the first half of the webinar focuses on that. I’m building the common questions that I’m receiving into the discussion.  During the second half, we pivot to the other areas where new regulations or guidance have been issued and take questions as we go.”

About Wicks:

Wicks has over 25 years of experience assisting employers in all aspects of employment and labor law.  A former partner at Littler Mendelson, and of counsel at Cooley Godward, Wicks has broad-based industry experience.

Workforce Development:

  • As part of the California Community College Economic and Workforce Development Program, Sierra College and Butte College provide cost-effective employer upskill training in their regions.
  • Professional development offerings include the new Remote Worker Webinar, Virtual Team series, communication, computer skills, supervisory development, welding, mechatronics and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) training.
  • For profit businesses can apply for the State of California Employment Training Panel funding to subsidize costs.

Learn More: Contact Sierra College Training Project Coordinator Tanya Hanrihan or go to Sierra College Training.

How to Make Masks to Help Your Community

Makers & Manufacturers are Collaborating to Produce Masks and Shields for Care Providers – OpShieldsUp & Cabrillo College

OpShieldsUp is working with with Masks for Docs and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society. Makers and manufacturers have formed Operation Shields Up to produce Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for front-line care providers, in response to the pandemic. The group is based in Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College makerspace in Rocklin. The PPE shields are 100% donation based and not for sale.

How to help – OpShieldsUp is looking for:

  • Those who can 3D print parts to support the effort
  • Financial donations to support the effort
  • Donations of supplies and materials
  • Experts in sourcing materials, administration and manufacturing
  • Donations of food for the volunteers
  • Volunteers to make, sanitize, assemble and pack PPEs in Rocklin

Makerspace at Cabrillo College Producing Masks

In the college makerspace, Payson McNett, Cabrillo College Art Studio instructor and director of Digital Fabrication, is producing masks to protect those on the front lines of the pandemic. The 3-D printed mask has a snap-in section for medical grade filtration materials that can be changed out as needed. The designs for these PPE masks are posted on the Billings Clinic Foundation website. For prototypes or help with designs, please contact Payson McNett at Cabrillo College.

CMTC Manufacturing Corona Virus Resources

CMTC is continuing to update COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) Information for Manufacturers on its web page. The goal is to offer links and resources that can help Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers plan, prepare, protect and recover their operations. These include Heath and Safety, Workforce Support, Supply Chain, Loans and other useful information.

Go to: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) Information for Manufacturers