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April 25, 2016
AMP SoCal News and Events
  • AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting Date Change
  • SBIR/STTR Proposal Workshop Video Link
  • SAMPE Mtg and lab tour at USC 
  • GO-Biz Free Business Webinars
  • GO-Biz "Grow CA Business" Summit
  • Goodwill Southern CA Manufacturing Forum
  • Space Tech Expo May 24 - 26
  • Free Manufacturing Career Academy
  • AMP SoCal Communications Survey
Bi-Annual Meeting
Date Change & New Location
Thursday, August 4th
California Science Center
The date for our first bi-annual meeting has been moved to August 4th at a new location, the California Science Center in Exposition Park. The California Science Center is home to the Space Shuttle Endeavour and soon home to the last shuttle's external fuel tank. We invite all of our AMP SoCal partners, aerospace and defense business owners and industry representatives to attend. The program will include an overview of the LAEDC's aerospace cluster study in addition to a procurement panel with speakers from major OEMs to share how to become part of their supply chain. We are also inviting Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development to join us. Look for a formal evite in your inbox soon.  
On March 18th AMP SoCal hosted our second Innovation Forum on how to apply for SBIR/STTR funding from the federal government.  Our speaker and AMP SoCal member, Dr. Marie Talnack, presented a valuable workshop to business owners wanting to learn how to write a winning proposal for federal funding. To make this training available to those who were unable to attend we have included a link to the video (both highlights and full video) in addition to a pdf of the handouts that Dr. Talnack provided.   
SAMPE meeting & tour of MC Gill Composites Lab @ USC ~ April 28th
The Los Angeles chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is hosting their April meeting at the University of Southern California.  Research and industry professionals are invited to a discussion of the research activities underway at the MC Gill Composites Center, directed by Professor Steven Nutt. The presentation, led by postdoctoral researchers, will share detailed descriptions of the motivation, methods, and preliminary results behind state of the art research into prepreg laminate processing, void suppression in liquid molding, and modeling the mechanical performance of CFRPs. After the presentation, guests will have the opportunity to join a guided tour of the lab space managed by the Center. Program time:  5:30 PM - Pizza Dinner (Free), 6 PM - Presentation, 6:45 PM - Lab Tour.  
Free Small Business Webinars

The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development also known as GO-Biz is hosting a series of small business webinars in May in recognition of Small Business Month.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Click on the below link for more info and to register.

May 4th -  Protect Your Business From Disaster
May 12th - Connect Your Small Business to the Global Marketplace
May 19th - Overview of California's Small Business Loan Guarantee          
GO-Biz "Grow CA Business" Summit in Long Beach ~ May 5th
Mark your calendar and save-the-date for the GO-Biz "Grow CA Business" Summit in Long Beach on May 5, 2016. The summit features presentations and demonstrations of programs, services and tools offered by GO-Biz and an expo featuring local small business resource partners and other state agencies. Drop by and visit the  AMP SoCal booth at the Summit.  The event is open to all small business owners and small business supporters.    
Manufacturing Industry Forum 
May 20, 2016 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LA Valley Community College

Since 1916, Goodwill Southern California’s mission has been to "Transform Lives Through the Power of Work." Present day they are focused on connecting manufacturers with skilled employees. On May 20th, Goodwill of Southern California is hosting a forum and inviting all manufacturers to hear from the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship about 21st century apprenticeship models. The audience will be a mix of both employers and educators who have a strong interest in learning about, or engaging in, competency-based and hybrid apprenticeship programs through the U.S. Department of Labor. This event will include breakfast and lunch. For more information and to RSVP contact Tracy DiFillips at (323) 477-3923 or TDiFillips@Goodwillsocal.org.

Also, if you are a manufacturer Goodwill would appreciate hearing from you via a short 5 minute survey:

Space Tech Expo
May 24 - 26
Visit us at Booth #9105

AMP SoCal will have a booth at the Space Tech Expo being held May 24 - 26 in Pasadena.  Space Tech brings together industry leaders to meet manufacturers and the supply chain for civil and commercial space.  
Do You Know Someone Interested in a Career in Manufacturing?
Free 6-Week Manufacturing Academy 
The  UAW-Labor Employment and Training Corp. along with LA Valley College are offering a six-week manufacturing academy to train adults interested in preparing for careers in the industry.  Students will learn manufacturing theory and applied principles. Orientations begin in June and training starts in July. Participants will learn skills to work in careers as CNC Operator, Quality Control, Machine Operator, Deburring Technician, Material Handler and Assembler. Please share with anyone you know interested in a career in manufacturing.
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Thank you to those of you who took the time to reply to our quick survey. If you haven’t had a chance yet, please help our outreach and communications efforts by answering our 2-5 minute survey. 
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