E-Blast, November 2017

E-Blast, November 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.

Past Events

The above photo was taken at Senator Pan’s Office on Thursday, October 19 where Sacramento City College was recognized for its outstanding contributions to the State of California’s  workforce efforts through the Strong Workforce Stars Program. Senator Pan is shown presenting the Senate Resolution to President Gutierrez.  Also shown in the picture are Sue Hussey, Deputy Sector Navigator for Health, Donnetta Webb, Dean of Advanced Technology; Phil Cypret, Aeronautics Professor; Jennifer Siu, Professor, 2nd Semester Nursing; and second semester nursing students.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program earned Strong Workforce Stars recognition in the Health Sector for having 74% of student participants attain the regional living wage upon graduation.   Sacramento City College’s health programs are successful because of their long term strong reputation, which gives completers a significant advantage in obtaining in field employment upon graduation. An active Community Advisory Board constantly engages the community and the health industry in keeping the program relevant and up to date on labor-market needs. High quality faculty are equipped with extensive clinical experience and practice pedagogical innovation. These factors contribute to a higher than average board-passing rate of 95%. This strong commitment to the students and their attunement to health industry needs creates great symbiosis and success.

Contact Gabriel Meehan  for more information

The Grow Manufacturing Initiative (GMI)

The Grow Manufacturing Initiative (GMI) comes to Sacramento.  On October 31, forty seven local Sacramento area manufacturing leaders convened to hear a presentation from Bill Gaines and his team about how they developed and continue to successfully run the Grow Manufacturing Initiative in the Chico area.  The audience was treated to the mechanics of how local Chico area manufactures have engaged with their local high school, community college and Chico State to develop a sustainable workforce pipeline.  Additionally, they learned about how developing a common voice as manufacturers will assist them with local and statewide government issues, and getting to know the abilities of each local manufacturer would benefit the bottom line and the local economy.  The Sacramento area manufacturing leaders agreed to meet again early in 2018 to begin to formalize something similar to the Chico area GMI.

In response to manufacturers in the Sacramento region, Sierra College has opened the GENE HAAS CENTER for Advanced Manufacturing by Design at the Rocklin campus. The Grand Opening celebration was held on National Manufacturing Day, Friday, October 6 at 11 am with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Representatives from the Gene Haas Foundation, presented the college with a check for $300,000 to enhance the Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathway for students. The new GENE HAAS CENTER for Advanced Manufacturing by Design hosted the 12th annual Northern California Fall HTEC Conference for educators on Saturday, October 7.  Seventy three attendees, representing Northern California Community College faculty, high school teachers and industry partners heard about the National State of Manufacturing from Montez King, Executive Director of NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills), Additionally, there were a series of hands on workshop for the attendees and outstanding and energizing networking activities.

For more information, please contact Steve Dicus DSN

Upcoming Events
Faculty Soft Skills Train the Trainer Workshop
Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 13-19

Sierra College with Hacker Lab will showcase Sacramento’s newest startup businesses on Monday, November 13, the first day of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 13-19). Participants in the six week long Hacker Lab Startup Hustle will give their pitches for their new business concepts from 6-8:30 PM at Hacker Lab’s Midtown location, 1715 I St., Sacramento CA.

New World of Work 21st Century Skills Trainings

November 16th through November 17th, 2017 hosted by Lake Tahoe Community College at Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe, 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA Flyer

Questions? Contact

Advanced Manufacturing Meeting Nov 29th

November 29th, there will be a meeting, sponsored by California Capital Procurement Center on exploring manufacturing and distribution opportunities in the government supply chain, with a focus on driving government sales and practical takeaways.

Contact Steve Dicus DSN for more information.

JSPAC Annual Conference

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2017
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown – Capitol Plaza
300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
More Information

HERE TO CAREER3: Redefinning Success

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Third annual Career Technical Education (CTE) Counselor Conference, December 7, 2017 8:00 – 4:00 at the Citrus Heights Community Center. Last year, over 300 high school and community college counselors attended, register today! Event information  

Prop 39 Mini Grants/ Workplans 2017/18
Job Announcements

Butte College is currently recruiting for the position: Director, Industrial Technology Programs Visit the Human Resources website for more information.

Regional Clinical Placement Developer Request for Proposals

CCCAOE Updates

Thank you to all who attended the Fall Conference in Palm Springs. Be on the look out for information regarding the Spring Conference.

Chancellor's Office Updates
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.

• Jan 24-25: Regional Meeting @9am Face to Face, location TBD. SAVE THE DATE! 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