February 17, 2017
AMP SoCal News and Events
  • AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting - March 9
  • AMP SoCal Webinar: ETP - Feb 24
  • Industry 4.0 Workshop - March 10
  • Women in the Trades, Logistics, Mfg & Engineering Expo - Feb 22
  • Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Industry Day - March 7
  • CA Competes Tax Credit Workshop - March 10
  • SoCal Aerospace Expo - May 11-12
  • Space Tech Expo - May 23-25
  • CAMAC Brings Apprenticeship Opportunities to Southern California
  • Grand Opening of USC Viterbi School of Engineering Center for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Strengthening Competitiveness Program 
  • Join the Southern California Space Consortium
  • AMP SoCal Executive Council Elections
Only a few more days left of early bird pricing! 
AMP SoCal is excited to announce that  Gen. David Petraeus (ret) will join us as a featured speaker. General Petraeus will follow our keynote speaker from Boeing, prior to four panels featuring leading local industry, academic, and government speakers highlighting the meeting's theme:  Industry in Transition - Changes in Aerospace & Defense.

Register by February 24 to take advantage of the Early Bird registration price of $75 which includes continental breakfast and a networking lunch. After the February 24, registration will increase to $100. Registration deadline is March 8.  
AMP SoCal Webinar Series: Episode 1 - Employment Training Panel 
Friday, February 24, 2017 |  11:30 AM -  Noon 
Yvonne Jonason Employment Training Panel, Economic Development Analyst 
The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. The ETP was created in 1982 by the California State Legislature and is funded by California employers through a special payroll tax. The ETP is a funding agency, not a training agency. Businesses determine their own training needs. ETP staff and other participating AMP SoCal partners are available to assist in accessing funds and other aspects of participation. Learn more!

AMP SoCal Innovation Forum: Industry 4.0 Workshop
Friday, March 10, 2017  |  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ralph & Goldy Lewis (RGL) Hall - Rm 219, University of Southern California
$25 Registration Fee - Lunch and parking included
This event is for small and medium sized manufacturers engaged in research and development. The results of the workshop will be a blueprint for establishing R&D project clusters through the IMS program to share knowledge, provide broader solutions in less time, reduce research costs, and expand networks through building of domestic and international coalitions.

Women in the Trades, Logistics, Manufacturing & Engineering Expo
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
TOOLOTS, 16300 Shoemaker Ave. Cerritos, CA 90703
This SELACO event is designed to bring together employers and high-school students from the Career Technical Education track.  These are young women interested in the trades, logistics, manufacturing and engineering. Five different high school districts in the Southeast Los Angeles County area currently participate in the California Career Pathways project that creates exposure to these industries by way of company tours, presentations and events such as this.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Vanessa Gonzalez at vanessag@selaco.com or 562-402-9336, x. 1227. 

Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Industry Day
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Small Business Programs Office, 
Pasadena, CA
The NASA Management Office (NMO), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) the City of Pasadena  and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce are pleased to host the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Industry Day. The Industry Day will provide attendees with information on doing business with the City of Pasadena, NASA Centers, large businesses and government agencies. Although this event will highlight programs and services for the WOSB community, all businesses are welcome to attend. 
California Competes Tax Credit Workshop
17 aerospace companies have accessed funds in the last 2 years, would you like to be next?
Friday, March 10, 2017 from 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce at 350 S. Bixel St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

 Parking available at LA Chamber garage on W 4th Street and Bixel Street

Mayor Garcetti, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce are hosting a workshop on the California Competes Tax Credit. Small, medium, and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instructions on how to apply for this tax credit program. The next application period begins March 6, 2017.

The workshop and the program are free and available to businesses of all sizes throughout the state. For more information about California Competes, including an application guide and FAQs, click here.

SoCal Aerospace Expo
May 11 - 12, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

The goal of the SoCal Aerospace Expo is to provide a forum for aerospace and defense businesses in Southern California. OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 domestic and foreign customers are connecting with local suppliers to facilitate communication thru B2B pre-arranged matchmaking meetings. 

Space Tech Expo
May 23 - 25, 2017
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA
Space Tech Expo & Conference is America’s B2B meeting place for space technology and engineering. The show brings together industry leaders, decision-makers and buyers to meet the engineering and manufacturing supply chain for commercial, civil and military space.

AMP SoCal will be exhibiting at Space Tech Expo USA 2017 in booth 2001

CAMAC Brings Apprenticeship Opportunities to Southern California
Click here to read a guest post by Tracy DiFilippis, Sector Strategies Manager/Apprenticeship Coordinator, Goodwill Southern California

The California Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Collaborative (CAMAC) is a partnership between industry, community colleges, ToolingU, and Goodwill Southern California. CAMAC is a US Department of Labor (DOL) registered apprenticeship that incorporates 16 occupations into a set of standards. The partners agree to the Pattern Standards of Apprenticeship and Goodwill acts as the administrative glue, coordinating activity and ensuring compliance to the program.

Grand Opening of USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Center for Advanced Manufacturing
A new state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) will open February 24 at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The 6,000 square foot center in downtown Los Angeles will bring together faculty from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering under one roof who have expertise in a variety of areas including, advanced manufacturing, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, the Internet of Things, human safe-robots, affordable 3D printing, and 4D printing. CAM will serve as the Southern California region node for a new Department of Defense-sponsored institute focused on robotic manufacturing.
Strengthening Competitiveness Program
Recruiting Defense Impacted Firms for Assistance

Are you a defense supplier ready to grow after facing cuts in defense spending?

The Strengthening Competitiveness Program is an initiative that matches University of Southern California expertise in business administration, accounting, engineering or law to provide solutions for your business. Program services are available to small and medium manufacturing businesses in the defense supply chain who have been negatively affected by defense cuts in the past three years. Businesses must be located in the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, or San Diego.

Formation of Southern California Space Consortium
This opportunity is open to many different entities in the space sector

The Air Force Space Command SMC - Space and Missile Systems Center posted a Request for Information FA8814-16-9-0001 for interest in establishing a consortium-managed "Other Transaction Agreement" (OTA) for prototyping space related requirements.

We are looking for interested members to join. If interested, please submit your name, position, company, contact information and tech specialty areas through our contact form, there is no obligation attached. You will be informed of new developments as they occur.

AMP SoCal Executive Council Elections

We still need nominations for a few remaining Executive Council positions. If you're interested or know someone who is, please submit a nomination by the end of the month!

Open positions

  • Chair, Research & Innovation
  • Chair, Trade & International Development
  • Industry Representative

Supporting Documents

Additional information about the Executive Council and Pillar Committees can be found on the website.

Tell us about future aerospace and defense manufacturing news and events to share with the AMP SoCal network.

Email us at AMPSoCal@usc.edu
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