E-Blast, April 2018

E-Blast, April 2018

As a subscriber, you will receive this E-Blast to your inbox every month. The goal of the E-Blast is to keep everyone in the NFN Regional Consortium up-to-date on news, events and other activities happening both in our region and the state.   If you would like something placed into the E-blast and/or NFNRC Calendar, please send the information to (please submit by 5pm on the first Monday of the month to be included in that month’s newsletter). 

A full calendar and more information can be found on the Member Hub of the NFNRC website.

Online College MeetUps

 A series of upcoming meetings have been arranged around the state. Press Release

Monday, April 9, 2018
1:30-3:30 PM
Card Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926

Comstock's Article Highlights Manufacturing Initiative

Please contact Steve Dicus stevedicus@sierracollege for more information.

SBDC Workshops at Sierra College

Click to view more information about the  April workshops.

Metrics Simplification Initiative

A tentative schedule for the activities is outlined below:

February 2 – The first whitepaper shared with the statewide working group (representative advisory group)

February 12 – First meeting with the statewide working group

February 26 at 10:00 a.m. – First statewide webinar

March 12 – Second meeting with the statewide working group

March 26 at 10:00 a.m. – Second statewide webinar

April 23 – Final meeting with the statewide working group

April 30 at 10:00 a.m. – Third statewide webinar

April 30 – Final report delivered to the Chancellor’s Cabinet

Webinar Participation Info: To attend any of the three statewide webinars, please use the following participant information. The same information is valid for all three webinar dates:

Meeting Title: Metric Simplification Initiative Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

Or join by phone: 1-913-312-3202*, Participant Passcode: 781826

New World of Work

Awareness for Employers 
April 19, 2018 Sacramento Flyer

21st Century Employability Skills Instructor Training 
Curriculum, Facilitation, Data Collection, and Digital Badges
April 26-27, 2018 Yuba College Flyer

California Community College Students Utilizing Coworking Space in the Gig Economy

Lake Tahoe Community College May 11, 2018 View more information

North Region Advanced Manufacturing

On Friday 4/6, the entire 7th grade class of Lichen School in Citrus Heights, San Juan Unified District will tour the campus of Sierra College with special visits planned by several departments, including: Mechatronics, DES (Drafting Engineering Support), Engineering, Welding, and the new Advanced Manufacturing lab.  These 55+ young energetic students will be given a glimpse of possible career path options available to them in their local area.

Industry Tour, Sponsored by SME SacValley Chapter on 4/11, 4:00PM of S and S Machine – an industrial machine shop located in Roseville, California that manufacture custom precision machined parts to our spec on CNC machine tools. S and S Machine has about 25 employees and over 30,000 square feet of combined shop, office and warehouse space. They manufacture a wide range of items such as medical equipment parts, functional test fixtures for the electronics industry, aerospace parts, bicycle parts, machinery parts and just about anything else you can imagine that is machined from metal or plastic.

All are invited on 4/19, starting at 3:30 PM, to a Reverse Engineering and Low Volume Manufacturing Seminar sponsored by Go Engineer and hosted at Bill McAnally Racing in Roseville.  In this Live, Hands-On Seminar, you will learn from Industry Experts how easy it is to go from 3D Scanning to 3D CAD Directly into 3D Printing.

The newly formed SVMI (Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative) is moving along quite nicely:

• They have organized with a board and executive director and will be nested under Valley Vision. The synergy from this partnership is very encouraging.

• They are moving forward with initial development funding grants from CMTC and SETA.

• Their Education Committee has been meeting regularly and has planned several events starting in April which will have CTE decision makers (Superintendents, trustees, site CTE coordinators and counselors) hearing about SVMI’s vision of manufacturers working directly with local education institution and providing them with a visit to a local manufacturer to see what the 21st century manufacturing facility looks like.  The first event and tour is being planned for 4/18 with members from the Rocklin Unified School District.  The day will begin at the District office with a brief presentation by SMVI members to the educators, followed with a tour of Garner Products, an advanced manufacturing company in Roseville.  Then swinging over to Sierra College, where 30%+ of the Rocklin Unified graduating class will be attending next Fall, to see the possibilities of continued education in the new Advanced Manufacturing facility.  Similar events are being planned with Elk Grove Unified, Folsom Cordova Unified, and Placer Union High School District for later in April or the first week in May.

• The Sacramento Business Journal ran a recent article, view this link, that spotlights SVMI.

Please contact Steve Dicus stevedicus@sierracollege for more information.

New Grant Opportunities

RFA No. 18-191: California Apprenticeship Initiative, New and Innovative Grant Program

More information available at

Prop 39 Mini Grants/ Workplans 2017/18
North Region Marketing Inserts

Click to view the document 
Please contact Teri Munger for more information

Upcoming NFNRC Meetings and Calls

• April 18-19 Regional Face to Face Meeting, Gaia Hotel, Anderson, CA (contact to RSVP and for more info)

• April 23 10am Coordinating Council Call

• May 3rd Regional Face to Face meeting, Los Rios CCD, Ethan Way; Program Recommendation Voting, details TBD

For more information please visit

Upcoming Meetings