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This is our 12th newsletter related to the manufacturing sector in the San Diego-Imperial Region. As always, our goal is to improve student’s success in the labor market through educator engagement where we will aim to update, expand, and align K-16 career educational pathways. Here, you'll find news, resources for distance learning, best practices, upcoming events, industry-related virtual panels or tours, and job opportunities for your students, alumni and network! Happy Holidays~
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Coming Up Next...

Advanced Manufacturing Discussion Forum
for Educators, Staff & Administrators

When: Dec 16, 2020 2:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: What about competencies?
Who: Daniel Aparico, Director of PPI Business System, Thermo Fisher
Register HERE

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Share this event with your students and join SWE San Diego for a resume building workshop! Students can learn about best resume practices with a resume review professional and MiraCosta College's internship coordinator, Mike Green. Resume reviewing will also be conducted in small groups with SWE San Diego's very own engineers.

Click HERE to register


  • Outstanding Engineer, technical

  • Outstanding K-12 Engineering Educator formal or informal K-12 education.

  • Outstanding Engineering Educator post-secondary education.

  • Outstanding Engineering Service in the advancement of engineering awareness.

  • Outstanding Leadership in Engineering in the advancement of the organization and workplace culture.

Click to view the Engineering Project Award Nomination Packet
Click to view the Individual Honor Awards Nomination Packet

SME, has just launched a new Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) program, designed to help individuals prepare for entry into the manufacturing workforce.

This credential is focused on basic manufacturing concepts and demonstrates an individual’s potential for high-demand, entry-level careers, including assemblers, manufacturing associates, and production workers. There is an optional training program that includes 25 Tooling U-SME online courses covering
Additive Manufacturing, Applied Mathematics, CNC, Inspection, Lean, Quality, Robotics, and Safety.

Check out brochures below.

Are You Looking for Blended Learning Solutions for Technology Education? 
Intelitek is a USA based, world-leading developer, producer and supplier of comprehensive Hybrid (Blended) Learning solutions for training in Engineering, Automated Production, Mechatronics, Industrial Maintenance.

IronCAD lets you design intuitively in the way you interact in the world, in 3D. With this easier and faster design approach over traditional CAD software, it’s a fundamentally better way to design. IronCAD gives you the speed to invent the future, with time left to watch it unfold. Skip repetitive steps so you can get to market faster, ahead of your competitors, and with far more return on your investment.

Just like designing in the real world, learning IronCAD only takes days or even hours. Quickly integrate it into your existing workflows and start producing results immediately.

Make design changes when you want, not when your CAD software decides to let you. IronCAD empowers you to model with or without history-dependency, so making a change is as simple as doing it.
Click here to learn more

Apply for the Slack for Education discount

The Slack for Education programme offers an 85% discount on our Standard or Plus paid subscriptions. 

Who qualifies
  • We welcome applicants from the following groups:
  • Not-for-profit educational institutions
  • Accredited primary, secondary and tertiary institutions*
  • Student groups from any of the above
  • School districts and regional service agencies**
How to apply
If you're not using Slack yet, you’ll need to create a workspace. If you’re already using Slack, a workspace owner can submit an application. When you’re ready, fill out the Slack for Education application form. We'll ask you to provide the following: Basic info about your institution and Slack workspace. To learn more, click here.
For previous newsletters, click here. Highlights from the previous newsletter:

Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Highlights

...Over 200 participants were part of the Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Employer Webinar Series! 
Microtek Innovation

Tandem Metal Products
Johnson Matthey

Otter Products
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Imperial Irrigation District
Autodesk now offers access to Fusion 360 on Chromebooks. Any student, educator or design competition mentor with a Chromebook, an Autodesk account and an educational subscription can access the service. For more information, please refer to Autodesk’s FAQ. If you would like to provide students with access to Fusion 360 on their Chromebooks, please email Autodesk representative, Di Jin at
Press Play to learn more about Nearpod!
Skilled Trades Discussion Forum Survey
We want to hear from you! We will use your feedback to create robust content for our future monthly webinar sessions:

Advanced Manufacturing, CCCCO Resources
CACT Online Resources for CTE Education
Manufacturing Educators Online Resources/Forum
San Diego-Imperial Regional Consortium Advanced Manufacturing

San Diego County of Education (SDCOE) Resources
Work-Based Learning and CTE Resources
Curated General Resources and Webinars
Crowd-Sourced Resources by Sector
Distance Learning Instructional Resources by Content Area 
CTE Online Curriculum
Resources for Students and Parents

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