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AMP SoCal Monthly Newsletter
September 2020

  • Sept 15 - HUBZone Certification Webinar
  • El Camino College Announces Collaboration with Red Rocks Community College of Colorado

Resource Spotlight
  • COVID-19 Resources Page
  • CMTC's Return to Work Guide
  • Verisurf Metrology Software for Educators Demonstration

  • Register for Complimentary CAMX 2020 Webinar Series
  • Women's Global Trade Empowerment Virtual Forum
  • SME & AeroDef Monthly Webinar Series
  • Association of Defense Communities Summit Series
  • The Best of SMX - October 29, 2020
  • Aerospace & Defense Forum - Upcoming Virtual Meetings & Events
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • CMTC News & Events
HUBZone Certification Webinar
September 15, 10 AM to Noon
Did you know that the federal government's goal is to award at least three percent of all federal contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified small businesses each year? Did you know that private sector companies and OEMs with federal contracts are constantly in search of suppliers that are HUBZone-certified? Join this webinar with Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin to learn more about the qualifications and receive guidance in the application process.

Target Audience: Any company or A&D suppliers that is located in a HUBZone, but not certified.

In a first in nation collaboration,
AMP SoCal's founding partner
El Camino College teams up with
Red Rocks Community College in Colorado to create a
Space, Cyber & Supply Talent Development Center

The Development Center will strengthen the aerospace communities in both states by offering courses tailored to the needs of aerospace employers, workforce training opportunities, as well as apprenticeship pathways to ensure students are ready for industry-level responsibilities upon graduation. By leveraging both colleges’ educational expertise as well as close proximity to aerospace clusters, the newly announced collaboration is a timely and strategically prudent response to the anticipated growth in the aerospace sector.

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CMTC's Return to Work Guide
While most manufacturers are back to work, the struggle to keep facilities safe and compliant with the latest rules and regulations regarding workplace safety have just begun. CMTC has developed a Return to Work Guide that's a comprehensive COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response guide for manufacturers that includes information on:

  • Expanding/resuming operations
  • Monitoring and detecting cases
  • PPE
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Procedures for suspected infection
  • A comprehensive checklist that will help ensure your facility is safe
Verisurf Metrology Software for Educators: Advanced Manufacturing with GD&T
Industrial techonology educators, please plan to join Verisurf for an webinar on Sept. 8 featuring live demo and interactive conversation focused on Verisurf metrology software solutions, capabilities, and applications in manufacturing training environments.

2 sessions are offered for your scheduling convenience.

Next up in the Complimentary CAMX 2020 Webinar Series:
September 2, 2020, 10 am
Preview the CAMX education programming with exclusive webinars, starting in August. Learn virtually from leading experts to gain a basic knowledge base and more understanding about composites. Register today at no-charge.
Next up at the Women's Global Trade Empowerment Virtual Forum:

Legal Strategies for Success - Governance, Compliance & Representation Agreements
September 10, 2020 12:00-1:00 EST

Protecting the Most Important Asset - Your IP
Tales from the Trenches
September 22, 2020 12:00-1:30 EST
The U.S. Deparment of Commerce Commercial Service presents a six-part virtual forum for women entrepreneurs who wish to boldly grow their business into new markets!

With the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), this dynamic forum provides a truly unique opportunity to gain the tools, skills and networks to build an export strategy and develop business connections.

Next Webinar: September 17, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Next Wave in Aerospace Manufacturing
SME wants to help you stay connected to the best and brightest in the aerospace manufacturing community via The Satellite Sessions. This series of monthly online webinars produced by the SME Technical Community and AeroDef Manufacturing cover a variety of topics ranging from “Next-Generation Automation” to “Industry 4.0 for Aerospace Manufacturing” and more, these monthly sessions will lead the way to AeroDef Manufacturing 2021 in Long Beach.

Association of
Defense Communities
Summit Series
September 24 – October 22, 2020

Five Topics. Five Weeks.
One Community.

The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) recently unveiled their brand-new Summit Series, which will be held virtually over 5 weeks in September and October. Each week will feature a keynote session delivered by experts on hot topics in the defense communities. The Summit will kick off on Thursday, 9/24/2020, with a Town Hall with DoD leaders.

Visit ADC's event website here to learn more about the Summit Series, including specific topics covered and what's included in entire benefits package.

Advance Your Manufacturing Smarter and Faster
Join The Best of SMX on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Explore new products with interactive exhibits, chat with experts about new manufacturing technologies and how best to implement them, and hear from other manufacturers about how they have increased productivity, decreased costs and developed new products using these transformative technologies.

Aerospace & Defense Forum - Upcoming Virtual Meetings & Events

The Aerospace & Defense Forum is a global aerospace and defense leadership community that provides opportunities for sharing of information and analysis, mutual support and encouragement, partnering, innovation, and performance breakthroughs. Visit for descriptions and links to RSVP to any of the meetings.

A&D Forum: National Online Forums:
  • September 1: "Dealing with Today's Sales Challenges"
  • September 16: "What Should We Keep Doing After the Pandemic is Over?"
  • October 6: "Reshoring", Harry C. Mose, Founder and President, Reshoring Initiative
  • November 18: "Dealing with Future Sales Challenges"

A&D Forum: Chapter Meetings:
  • September 22: "The Evolving National Security Innovation Space for All", San Diego Chapter
  • September 24: "Facing COVID-19 and Industry Disruption: An Interactive Discussion with A&D Businesses"
  • October 1 or 2: "The Private Equity Strategy for Navigating the A&D Market in 2021", Orange County Chapter

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) -
Upcoming Meetings & Events

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is a professional society for the field of aerospace engineering. The AIAA is the U.S. representative on the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences. Visit for more information.

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) News & Events
  • Join 2000+ California manufacturers - register your company for the Made in CA network!
  • Long-term Effects of COVID-19 Business Stabilization Consultants can help you develop a customized plan of action to help get your business back on track. Request a meeting today. 

  • Learn how adding a Made in CA logo to your website and marketing and packaging materials can really pay off for your business! Click here for more information.
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