Episode 6 – Exploring Additive Manufacturing for Your Company

September 21, 2017

Chris Wentworth, Additive Manufacturing Technology Lead, CMTC

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a technology that has matured and evolved rapidly in recent years. Although it has commonly been referred to as 3D printing, it is now being referred to as “Additive Manufacturing” because of its real world impact on manufacturing. AM technologies are continuing to advance quickly. Mainstream equipment producers are now entering the market, leading to new additive processes being developed. These new processes have made a wide range of production grade materials available, such as titanium, tool steel and a wide range of plastics. Chris Wentworth, an AM expert, delivers a dynamic overview of the evolution of this exciting manufacturing technology during episode 6 of the AMP SoCal webinar series.

Episode 5 – The Role of B2B in E-Commerce

August 17, 2017

Leah Goold-Haws, Director, Global Trade & Logistics, Center for International Trade Development (CITD), Long Beach City College

Entering foreign markets can seem like a long and daunting process, and many businesses wonder if it’s worth the effort. But did you know that companies who export are 17% more profitable than those who don’t? Exporting opens a wide range of opportunities and helps businesses weather local economic cycles more effectively. Leah Goold-Haws discusses some of the considerations businesses should factor into their growth plan by giving an overview of the B2B E-Commerce for Advanced Manufacturing (BEAM) program offered at CITD.

Episode 4 – Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

July 13, 2017

Jim Davis, Vice Provost Information Technology & Chief Academic Technology Officer, UCLA; Co-Founder Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition
Dale Turner, 
Director, CESMII California Regional Manufacturing Center

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) brings over $140 million in public-private investment to radically improve the precision, performance and efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing. CESMII is the 9th Institute of the Manufacturing USA, established by the White House to spur U.S. innovation, sustainability and competitiveness. CESMII is a national network of Regional Manufacturing Centers (RMCs) each focused on local relationships with opportunities for national impact in the areas of technology transfer and workforce development. The power of the network is cross-linking resources, capabilities and expertise across business, workforce and technical focus areas, leveraging each region’s unique industrial environments. The headquarters is located in Los Angeles, CA.

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

June 8, 2017

Martha Daniel, the founder, president and CEO of Cytellix and its parent company, Information Management Resources, Inc. (IMRI)

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?

Episode 2 – California Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Collaborative (CAMAC)*

March 31, 2017

Tracy DiFilippis, Sector Strategies Manager, Goodwill Southern California
John Dunn, Project Director–American Apprenticeship Initiative, Economic and Workforce Development, American River College

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!

*As of August 4, 2017, CAMAC and the DOL registered apprenticeship program is now known as the Strong Workforce Apprenticeship Group (SWAG), please contact Tracy DiFilippis at tdfilippis@goodwillsocal.org for more information.

Episode 1 – Employment Training Panel (ETP)

February 24, 2017

Yvonne Jonason, Economic Development Analyst, Employment Training Panel

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!