Nov. 2020
SVMI Members and Partners Give Virtual Tours
As part of National Manufacturing Day on October 2, 2020, advanced manufacturing industry professionals delivered virtual tours to hundreds of students. There were:
  • 474 college and high school student participants
  • 14 virtual presentations
  • 9 Sacramento region manufacturing professionals who delivered presentations
  • 17 instructors who brought their classes on the remote tours
  • 10 different school districts involved, spread from Elk Grove to Shasta and Truckee, as well as Sierra College and American River College.
The Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI), SME Sacramento Valley and Advanced Manufacturing North Region for California Community Colleges collaborated to bring students, educators and employers together virtually.
Project Update
Shop Talk Call Provided Update and Resources
During the October 20, 2020 Shop Talk with 18 participants, the results of Manufacturing Day were reviewed, the Breakfast with a Manufacturer series was announced, the Autodesk team described new developments to support educators during the pandemic, the new Edu2Mfg website was shared, information was provided about how educators can access virtual servers and there was a discussion on how education labs are handling partial reopening.

Join Shop Talk: The next Edu2Mfg Shop Talk will be on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 PM. To join these Shop Talk calls, please Click Here to request access and/or get on the list for future notifications.
Watch Shop Talk: Previous recorded Shop Talk calls are available on the Edu2Mfg website.
Resources: See List of Shop Talk Resources on the website.
Beverage Industries Cross Sector Advisory Meeting
Greater Sacramento Region Beverage Industries: Challenges & Opportunities, a Cross-Sector Workforce Advisory Meeting, will be held on November 5 from 2-4 PM. The Fall Regional Advisory will focus on beverage inception, creation, production, distribution and retail, to inform Strong Workforce Program engagement between colleges and employers that highlight trends and career opportunities. The virtual meeting will feature new labor market information from the Centers of Excellence at Los Rios and a panel discussion of leading industry employers to identify trends and explore partnership opportunities.
Edu2Mfg Website Updated
The Sacramento Region Advanced Manufacturing website has been updated. Find a map of industry partners and educational institutions as well as educational resources and other news.
Labor Market Information Shared at Statewide Advisory Meeting
At the 2020 Statewide Industry Skills Advisory Meeting on Oct. 16, panelists from industry discussed workforce trends and the challenges in preparing skilled technicians to close the skill gap. Michael Goss, Director, Inland Empire/Desert Region Center of Excellence, presented an update on the labor market. To review materials from the meeting, go to 2020 Statewide Advisory site.
Register for Spring Manufacturing Classes
As an essential profession, advanced manufacturing labs are being offered in person at both Yuba and Sierra Colleges.
Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing spring courses:
  • ADVM 0062 - Introduction to CAD/CAM
  • ADVM 0063 - Design 2-D Mfg of 3-D Objects
  • ADVM 0064 - Computer-Aided 2D Design
  • ADVM 0066 - CNC Machining Level 1
  • ADVM 0067 - CNC Machining Level 2
Sierra College also offers welding, mechatronics, engineering and drafting and engineering support.
Yuba College spring manufacturing courses include:
  • Prin Machine Shp MFGT-20-M0460
  • Interm Machine Shop MFGT-21-M5977
  • Comp Num Control MFGT-34-M0461
  • CAM MFGT-35-M7522
  • Prob Manufact Tech MFGT-60-M7523
  • Advanced Machine Shop MFGT-62-M4642
Yuba College also offers welding and drafting courses.
Learn more about Community College Manufacturing programs in the greater Sacramento region.
Virtual Breakfast with Snowline Engineering
After the success of the virtual tours on Manufacturing Day, Edu2Mfg with partners SVMI and SME Sacramento Valley will be offering monthly "Breakfast with a Manufacturer" events. On Tuesday, November 17, Cal Reynolds, President of Snowline Engineering, Cameron Park will present to Pete Delosa's Introduction to Design Engineering class at Golden Sierra Junior-Senior High School in Garden Valley. Snowline Engineering is a state of the art manufacturing business enterprise which specializes in precision machining and sheet metal, fabrication and assembly. The session will be recorded and made available to other teachers.
Access Fusion 360® on Chromebooks
Autodesk® now offers access to Fusion 360® on Chromebooks. Any student, educator or design competition mentor with a Chromebook, an Autodesk® account and an educational subscription can access the service. For more information, please refer to Autodesk's FAQ.
If you would like to provide students with access to Fusion 360® on their Chromebooks, please email Autodesk representative, Di Jin.
Employers Sought to Host Interns
The CA Mobility Center is partnering with the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI) and other community organizations to pilot a Career Pathways Program. The program includes job-readiness and basic technical training for electric mobility and manufacturing occupations as well as an internship.

Thanks to the City of Sacramento and CARES Act, funding is currently available to offset the cost of the program. These costs include technical assistance for employers and intern salaries. The internships are expected to be a minimum of 120 hours. Interns will be ready for placement as early as November.
SwissMak CNC Hybrid Inventor to Speak at Mentor Night
To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Sierra College will host a Virtual Mentor Night on November 17 from 5:30-7 PM. Perry Campbell, CEO of SwissMak, an entrepreneur who developed a new CNC hybrid mill-turn center will be the featured speaker. The Affiliate Mentor Program (AMP) is a team of local experts who mentor budding entrepreneurs. Students who make start-up pitches receive immediate feedback and access to resources during the Mentor Night event. Join Mentor Night with Zoom. More information on Mentor Night and SwissMak.
CMTC Offers Top Strategies for Mitigating COVID-19’s Toll on the Economy
What exactly is happening with manufacturing across the state? And, how do we prepare for what comes next? During this Nov. 18 webinar, offering guidance to California manufacturers in mitigating COVID-19's toll, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) staff economists will provide an expert outlook on COVID-19's impact on California manufacturing; and, CMTC will offer mitigation strategies for how to offset the harm done by this pandemic. Register now. 
Nov. 17 - 3:30 PM -- Edu2Mfg Shop Talk please Click Here to request access
Nov. 17 - 5:30 - 7 PM - Sierra College Hosts Virtual Mentor Night with speaker Perry Campbell, CEO of SwissMak, a new CNC hybrid mill-turn center. Zoom Link
Nov. 18 - 11 AM - noon CMTC: Top Strategies for Mitigating COVID-19's Toll on the Economy: Guidance for California Manufacturers Register
Jeff Briggs . Regional Director . Advanced Manufacturing North Region 
916.316.8100 . . 
Hosted at Sierra College . 5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin CA 95677
Funding provided in part through Sierra College Grant #19-452-001, administered by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.