E-Blast, August 2017

E-Blast, August 2017

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.

Regional Events & Activities

STE@M Mentoring Training, Rachelle Modena

According the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology the U.S. will need one million more STEM/STE@M (science, environment, technology, art, & math) professionals than the U.S. will produce over the next decade to retain its historical preeminence in science and technology. On July 12th, twenty-five junior high educators and counselors from around the North State were trained to lead special mentoring groups with 8th grade girls.  The STE@M Mentoring Program, founded by Cari Lyn Vinci and offered through is comprised of nine mentoring sessions that include team building, career exploration, soft skill acquisition, and goal setting.  Through this training a minimum 420 8th grade girls will be able to receive this specialized mentoring to help groom our next generation of female STE@M professionals.  In addition, this program builds positive social connections between adolescent peers and another caring adult, which are protective factors and promote positive life outcomes. Education professionals from Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Butte, Humboldt, Plumas, and Glenn Counties participated in the training.  This regional event was lead by Rachelle Modena Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator (DSN) hosted at Shasta College with support from the other five DSN’s serving the North Far North, Charlie Pooler Advanced Manufacturing (Shasta College) , Heather Kelnhofer Agriculture Water & Environmental Technologies, Angela Cordell Global Trade and Logistics (Feather River College), Myron Curtis Information Technology & Communication (Butte College), and Trudy Old Healthcare (Butte College).  The North Far North Regional Consortia provided additional financial support for the training further demonstrating the commitment of fostering STEM education and regional collaboration throughout the North State.


Apps for Ag Hackathon and STEAM Camp

These July 2017 events in the Sacramento area were a big success. Click the links below to learn more:

Advanced Manufacturing: two industry tours

DemTech Services,in Diamond Springs, CA.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

DemTech Specialties specializes in the design and manufacture of thermoplastic welding equipment such as the industry standard Pro-Wedge hot wedge welder. Since 1999, Demtech Services, Inc. expanded its production facilities to over 10,000 square feet, including their own on-site machine shop. They use state-of-the-art CNC lathes and milling machines to produce the highest quality parts for the entire product range.

Siemens, In South Sacramento

Thursday August 31, 2017 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM

See how the Sacramento Light trains are made and repaired.

Health-Career Exploration Summer Institute (HESI)

This was the 3rd year for Enloe Medical Center/Chico, Butte College; June 19-July 7, 2017

The 2nd year for Shasta Regional Medical Center/Redding, Shasta College; July 10-27, 2017

A Pilot year for St Joseph’s Hospital/Eureka, College of the Redwoods; July 10-27, 2017

A Pilot year for Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Medical Center/Ukiah, Mendocino College; July 24 – August 10, 2017

More information:


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH 2017 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

More information HERE

Upcoming Healthcare Leadership Series
Celebrating CTE: Health Pathways

DSN Sue Hussey is holding a regional convening on August 17th. See flyer for more information.

Sacramento Pathways to Paychecks

Learn more at

California Community College Students Utilizing Coworking Space in the Gig Economy

October 20, 2017 Tahoe Mountain Lab, 3079 Harrison Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

More information

More & Better CTE Forums

• August 23: College of the Redwoods

• October 25: Mendocino College

More info: CCCAOE website

21st Century Skills Trainings

August 10th through August 11th, 2017
hosted by Northern California Adult Education Consortium at Woodland Community College in Woodland, CA


September 21st through September 22nd, 2017
hosted by Mendocino College- Registration not open. E-mail admin@newworldofwork

October 6th through October 7th, 2017
hosted by Los Rios Community College District at LRCCD Workforce and Economic Development Building in Sacramento, CA


November 16th through November 17th, 2017
hosted by Feather River College in Quincy, CA venue TBD

Questions? Contact

Career Education Campaign Launch
Strategic Vision - Letter to the Field
Upcoming NFNRC Meetings and Calls

Please RSVP to in-person Regional Meetings, visit; click on the Contact and Meeting RSVPtab at the bottom right hand corner of the website.

• August 21: DSN/KT Call @9:30am

• North Far North Regional Planning Sector Workshops Aug 28-31

• August 28: Coordinating Council Call @10am

• September 14: Regional Meeting @9am Face to Face, Butte College Please RSVP to in-person Regional Meetings, visit; click on the Contact and Meeting RSVP tab at the bottom right hand corner of the website.

Upcoming Meetings