Episode 3 – Cybersecurity for Manufacturers: Are You Ready for the 12/31/17 Deadline?

June 8, 2017
Cyber threats are increasing in sophistication and frequency. The protection of data has become a necessity in today’s environment. In response to growing cybersecurity concerns, all commercial government, supply chain, manufacturing, aerospace, and automotive suppliers must implement the cybersecurity controls, listed in the NIST 800-171 guidelines by December 31, 2017. Failure to comply will reduce or eliminate an organization’s chances of qualification to renewing contracts and/or being awarded new contracts. Is your business ready? Martha Daniel, the founder, president and CEO of Cytellix and its parent company, Information Management Resources, Inc. (IMRI), will present some of today’s top cyber threats and what steps you can take to protect yourself and your company before the December 31 deadline. She has 35 years of technology expertise and unsurpassed knowledge of program management and enterprise IT solutions.

Episode 2 – California Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Collaborative (CAMAC)

March 31, 2017
The California Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Collaborative (CAMAC) is a partnership between industry, community colleges, ToolingU, and Goodwill Southern California. CAMAC is a US Department of Labor (DOL) registered apprenticeship that incorporates 16 occupations into a set of standards. The partners agree to the Pattern Standards of Apprenticeship and Goodwill acts as the administrative glue, coordinating activity and ensuring compliance to the program. This is 21st Century, hybridized, competency-based, apprenticeship. Learn more about this modern approach to workforce development and apprenticeship training!

Episode 1 – Employment Training Panel (ETP)

February 24, 2017
Yvonne Jonason, Economic Development Analyst, Employment Training Panel is the presentor on the Employment Training Panel (ETP). ETP provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. The ETP was created in 1982 by the California State Legislature and is funded by California employers through a special payroll tax. The ETP is a funding agency, not a training agency. Businesses determine their own training needs. ETP staff and other participating AMP SoCal partners are available to assist in accessing funds and other aspects of participation. Learn more!